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Abstain from beans.

PYTHAGORAS. Advice against political voting, which was done by means of beans. See LUCIAN GALLUS. IV. 5. Vitarum Auctio. Sect. 6. The superstition against beans was prevalent in Egypt however. See HERODOTUS. II. 37, also SEXTUS EMPIRICUS. Explanations to abstain from beans from lost treatise of ARISTOTLE in DIOG. LAERTES. VIII. 34. Beans had an oligarchical character on account of their use in voting. PLUTARCH gives a similar explanation in De Educat. Ch. XVII. Caution against entering public life, for the votes by which magistrates were elected were originally given by beans. PYTHAGORAS referred to by JEREMY TAYLOR-Holy Living. Sect. IV. P. 80.

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I sing the Poppy! The frail snowy
The flower of Mercy! that within its heart
Doth keep "a drop serene" for human need,
A drowsy balm for every bitter smart.
For happy hours the Rose will idly blow-
The Poppy hath a charm for pain and woe.
MARY A. BARR-White Poppies.

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Central depth of purple,

Leaves more bright than rose,

Who shall tell what brightest thought
Out of darkness grows?

Who, through what funereal pain,
Souls to love and peace attain?

LEIGH HUNT Songs and Chorus of the
Flowers. Poppies.

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We are slumberous poppies,
Lords of Lethe downs,
Some awake and some asleep,

Sleeping in our crowns.

What perchance our dreams may know,

Let our serious beauty show.

LEIGH HUNT Songs and Chorus of the Flowers. Poppies.

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Property has its duties as well as its rights. THOMAS DRUMMOND-Letter to the Tipperary Magistrates. May 22, 1838. Letter composed jointly by DRUMMOND, WOLFE and PIGOT. Phrase quoted by GLADSTONE, also by DISRAELI-Sybil. Bk. I. Ch. 11.

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My apple trees will never get across

And eat the cones under his pines, I tell him. He only says, "Good fences make good neighbors.'

ROBERT FROST-Mending Wall.

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It maybe said of them [the Hollanders], as of the Spaniards, that the sun never sets upon their Dominions.

THOS. GAGE-New Survey of the West Indies. Epistle Dedicatory. London, 1648. ALEXANDER THE GREAT claimed the same for his dominions. See WILLIAMS-Life-Ch. XIII. HOWELL-Familiar Letters claimed for PHILIP II. Also in FULLER-Life of Drake; in The Holy State, and in CAMDENSummary of Career of Philip. II. Annals. Ed. HEARNE. P. 778. Claimed for Portugal by CAMOENS-Luciad. I. 8. Claimed for Rome by CLAUDIAN. XXIV. 138. MINUTIUS FELIX-Octavius. VI. 3. OVID -Fasti. II. 136. RUTILIUS. I. 53. TIBULLUS-Elegia. Bk. II. V. VERGIL Eneid. VI. 795.

(See also GUARINI, PASCAL, SCHILLER, SCHUPPIUS, SCOTT, SMITH, WEBSTER, WILHELM II)

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Les Anglais, nation trop fière, S'arrogent l'empire des mers;

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The goods we spend we keep; and what we save We lose; and only what we lose we have.

QUARLES-Divine Fancies. Bk. IV. Art. 70. Early instances of same in SENECA-De Beneficiis. LVI. Ch. III. Gesta Romanorum. Ch. XVI. Ed. 1872. P. 300. JEREMY TAYLOR. Note to Holy Dying. Ch. II. Sec. XIII. Vol. III. of Works. C. P. .Eden's ed.

(See also MARTIAL, also COURTENAY under EPITAPHS, MILLER under GIFTS)

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