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He bought a Bible of the new translation,
SIR JOHN HARRINGTON-Of a Precise Tailor.
Condemned into everlasting redemption for this. Much Ado About Nothing. Act IV. Sc. 2. L. 58.
REFLECTION The next time you go out to a smoking party, young feller, fill your pipe with that 'ere reflection. DICKENS—Pickwick Papers. Ch. XVI.
(See also RICHMOND ENQUIRER) The solitary side of our nature demands leisure for reflection upon subjects on which the dash and whirl of daily business, so long as its clouds rise thick about us, forbid the intellect to fasten. itself. FROUDE-Short Studies on Great Subjects. Sea
POPE--Essay on Criticism. Pt. III. L. 180.
My desolation does begin to make
Antony and Cleopatra. Act V. Sc. 2. L. 1.
Henry IV. Pt. I. Act I. Sc. 2. L. 236.
21 Never came reformation in a flood.
Henry V. Act I. Sc. 1. L. 33. 22
I do not mean to be disrespectful, but the attempt of the Lords to stop the progress of reform, reminds me very forcibly of the great storm of Sidmouth, and of the conduct of the excellent Mrs. Partington on that occasion. In the winter of 1824, there set in a great flood upon that town—the tide rose to an incredible height: the waves rushed in upon the houses, and everything was threatened with destruction. In the midst of this sublime and terrible storm, Dame Partington, who lived upon the beach, was seen at the door of her house with mop and pattens, trundling her mop, squeezing out the sea water, and vigorously pushing away the Atlantic Ocean. The Atlantic was roused. Mrs. Partington's spirit was up; but I need not tell you that the contest was unequal. The Atlantic Ocean beat Mrs. Partington. She was excellent at a slop or a puddle, but she should not have meddled with a tempest. SYDNEY SMITH-Speech at Tuunton. Oct.,
Let the Tribune put all this in its pipe and smoke it. Richmond, Va., Enquirer. Feb. 7. 1860.
(See also DICKENS) For take thy ballaunce if thou be so wise, And weigh the winde that under heaven doth
blow; Or weigh the light that in the east doth rise; Or weigh the thought that from man's mind doth
flow. STENSER-Faerie Queene. Bk. V. Canto II.
St. 43. A soul without reflection, like a pile Without inhabitant, to ruin runs. YOUNG—Night Thoughts. Night V. L. 596.
REFORM; REFORMATION Grant that the old Adam in these persons may
REGRET 1 Keen were his pangs, but keener far to feel, He nursed the pinion, which impell’d the steel. BYRON-English Bards and Scotch Reviewers. L. 823.
Thou wilt lament Hereafter, when the evil shall be done And shall admit no cure.
HOMER—Iliad. Bk. IX. L. 308. BRYANT'S trans.
No simple word That shall be uttered at our mirthful board, Shall make us sad next morning; or affright The liberty that we'll enjoy to-night.
BEN JONSON—Epigram CI.
4 O lost days of delight, that are wasted in doubt
ing and waiting! O lost hours and days in which we might bave
been happy! LONGFELLOW—Tales of a Wayside Inn. Pt.
III. The Theologian's Tale. Elizabeth.
Curva trahit mites, pars pungit acuta rebelles.
The crooked end obedient spirits draws,
tian laws. BROUGHTON — Dictionary of all Religions.
(1756) The croisier is pointed at one end and crooked at the other. “Curva trahit, quos virga regit, pars ultima pungit”; is the Motto on the Episcopal staff said to be preserved at Toulouse.
(See also Bacon under GOVERNMENT) Persecution is a bad and indirect way to plant religion.
Sir THOMAS BROWNE-Religio Medici. XXV. Speak low to me, my Saviour, low and sweet From out the hallelujahs, sweet and low, Lest I should fear and fall, and miss Thee so Who art not missed by any that entreat.
E. B. BROWNING—Comfort.
The body of all true religion consists, to be sure, in obedience to the will of the Sovereign of the world, in a confidence in His declarations, and in imitation of His perfections. BURKE-Reflections on the Revolution in
I coull have better spar'd a better man.
Henry IV. Pt. I. Act V. Sc. 4. L. 104.
But the religion most prevalent in our northern colonies is a refinement on the principle of resistance, it is the dissidence of dissent, and the protestantism of the Protestant religion. .
BURKE-Speeth on Conciliation with America.
RELIGION Children of men! the unseen Power, whose eye
Forever doth accompany mankind,
That men did ever find.
The writers against religion, whilst they oppose every system, are wisely careful never to set up any of their own. BURKE-A Vindication of Natural Society.
Preface. Vol. I. P. 7.
There was never law, or sect, or opinion did so much magnify goodness, as the Christain religion doth. Bacon-Essays. Of Goodness, and Goodness of
The greatest vicissitude of things amongst men, is the vicissitude of sects and religions. Bacon Of Vicissitude of Things.
(See also GIFFORD under Song)
People differ in their discourse and profession about these matters, but
men of sense are really but of one religion.
"What religion?” * * * the Earl said, “Men of sense never tell it.” BISHOP BURNET- History of his Own Times.
Vol. I. Bk. I. Sec. 96. Footnote by On-
For Deity offended!
Synods are mystical Bear-gardens,
BUTLER—Hudibras. Pt. III. Canto II. L. 7. 3
There's naught, no doubt, so much the spirit calms as rum and true religion.
BYRON-Don Juan. Canto II. St. 34.
His religion at best is an anxious wish,-like that of Rabelais, a great Perhaps. CARLYLE—Essays. Burns.
(See also RABELAIS under DEATH) 5
On the whole we must repeat the often repeated saying, that it is unworthy a religious man to view an irreligious one either with alarm or aversion; or with any other feeling than regret, and hope, and brotherly commiseration.
CARLYLE-Essays. Voltaire. 6
I realized that ritual will always mean throwing away something; Destroying our corn or wine upon the altar of our gods. G. K. CHESTERTON—Tremendous Trifles. Sec
ret of a Train. 7 The rigid saint, by whom no mercy's shown To saints whose lives are better than his own.
CHURCHILI-Epistle to Hogarth. L. 25. Deos placatos pietas efficiet et sanctitas.
Piety and holiness of life will propitiate the gods. CICERO—De Officiis. II. 3. 9
Res sacros non modo manibus attingi, sed ne cogitatione quidem violari fas fuit.
Things sacred should not only be untouched with the hands, but unviolated in thought. CICERO—Orationes in Verrem. II. 4. 45
10 Forth from his dark and lonely hiding place, (Portentous sight!) the owlet atheism, Sailing on obscene wings athwart the noon, Drops his blue-fring'd lids, and holds them close, And hooting at the glorious sun in Heaven, Cries out, "Where is it?"
COLERIDGE-F'ears in Solitude.
Churches and creeds are lost in the mists;
Men will wrangle for religion; write for it; fight for it; die for it; anything but live for it. C. C. COLTON—Lacon. Vol. I. XXV.
L'institut des Jesuites est une épée dont la poignée est à Rome et la pointe partout.
The Order of Jesuits is a sword whose handle is at Rome and whose point is every where. ANDRÉ M. J. DUPIN—Procès de tendance.
(1825) Quoted by him as found in a letter to MLLE. VOLAND from ABBÉ RAYNAL. ROUSSEAU quotes it from D'AUBIGNÉ Anti-Coton, who ascribes it to the saying of the Society of Jesus which is "a sword, the blade of which is in France, and the handle in Rome.”
I do not find that the age or country makes the least difference; no, nor the language the actors spoke, nor the religion which they professed, whether Arab in the desert or Frenchman in the Academy, I see that sensible men and conscientious men all over the world were of one religion. EMERSON—Lectures and Biographical Sketches. The Preacher. P. 215.
(See also BURNET)
There are at bottom but two possible religions--that which rises in the moral nature of man, and which takes shape in moral commandments, and that which grows out of the observation of the material energies which operate in the external universe. FROUDE-Short Studies on Great Subjects.
Calvinism. P. 20.
Sacrifice is the first element of religion, and resolves itself in theological language into the love of God. FROUDE-Short Studies on Great Subjects.
But our captain counts the image of God, nevertheless, his imagecut in ebony as if done in ivory; and in the blackest Moors he sees the representation of the King of heaven. FULLER—Holy and Profane States. The Good
Sea-Captain. Maxim 5. 6
Indeed, a little skill in antiquity inclines a man to Popery; but depth in that study brings him about again to our religion. FULLER-Holy and Profane States. The True
Church Antiquary. Maxim 1. 7 Am I my brother's keeper?
Genesis. IV. . 9.
Should all the banks of Europe crash,
The bank of England smash,
You're sure to get your cash.
Secured to all Believers. Pub. in Boston, 1857.
Probably a reprint of English origin.
Happiness is the only good.
Vol. XII. FARRELL's Ed. of his Works. 17
I belong to the Great Church which holds the world within its starlit aisles; that claims the great and good of every race and clime; that finds with joy the grain of gold in every creed, and floods with light and love the 'germs of good in every soul. ROBERT G. INGERSOLL-Declaration in Dis
cussion with REV. HENRY M. FIELD on Faith and Agnosticism. FARRELL's Life. Vol. VI.
We do ourselves wrong, and too meanly estimate the holiness above us, when we deem that any act or enjoyment good in itself, is not good to do religiously.
HAWTHORNE—Marble Faun. Bk. II. Ch. VII.
I envy them, those monks of old
G. P. R. JAMES—The Monks of Ol.
God is not dumb, that he should speak no more;
For virtue's self may too much zeal be had;
POPE-To Murray. Ep. VI. of Horace. L. 26.
But he turned up his nose at their murmuring
and shamming, And cared (shall I say?) not a d-n for their
damning; So they first read him out of their church and
next minute Turned round and declared he had never been
in it. LOWELL-A Fable for Critics. L. 876.
I think while zealots fast and frown,
And fight for two or seven,
And rather more to Heaven.
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Ils ont les textes pour eux; disait-il, j'en suis faché pour les textes.
They have the texts in their favor; said he, so much the worse for the texts. ROYER-COLLARD—Words of disapproval of the
Fathers of Port Royal on their doctrine of grace.
Tantum religio potuit suadere malorum!
How many evils has religion caused! LUCRETIUS—De Rerum Natura. I. 102.
Blessed is the man that hath not walked in the way of the Sacramentarians, nor sat in the seat of the Zwinglians, nor followed the Council of the Zurichers.
MARTIN LUTHER-Parody of First Psalm.
The Puritan hated bear-baiting, not because it gave pain to the bear, but because it gave pleasure to the spectators. MACAULAY-History of England. Vol. I. Ch.
Humanity and Immortality consist neither in reason, nor in love; not in the body, nor in the animation of the heart of it, nor in the thoughts and stirrings of the brain of it;—but in the dedication of them all to Him who will raise them up at the last day.
RUSKIN–Stones of Venice. Vol I. Ch. II.
No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall,
no glory; no cross, no crown. WILLIAM PENN—No Cross, No Crown.
(See also QUARLES)
Walked forth to tell his beads.
Religion is like the fashion, one man wears his doublet slashed, another laced, another plain; but every man has a doublet; so every man has a religion. We differ about the trimming. JOHN SELDEN—Table Talk. P. 157. (Ed.
(Lord Shaftesbury said] "All wise men are of the same religion.” Whereupon a lady in the
demanded what that religion was. To whom Lord Shaftesbury straight replied, "Madam, wise men never tell." LORD SHAFTESBURY (Said by first and third
Earl). JOHN TOLAND—CLIDOPHORUS. Ch.
(See also BURNET)
I always thought
Merchant of Venice. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 77.
23 The moon of Mahomet Arose, and it shall set: While, blazoned as on heaven's immortal noon, The cross leads generations on.
SHELLEY-Hellas. L. 237.