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REPENTANCE

O ye powers that search The heart of man, and weigh his inmost thoughts, If I have done amiss, impute it not! The best may err, but you are good.

ADDISONCato. Act V. Sc. 4.

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Who God doth late and early pray
More of his Grace than Gifts to lend;
And entertains the harmless day
With a Religious Book or Friend.
SIR HENRY WOTTONThe Character of a

Happy Life. St. 5.
Religion's all. Descending from the skies
To wretched man, the goddess in her left
Holds out this world, and, in her right, the next.

YOUNG—Night Thoughts. Night IV. L. 550. But if man loses all, when life is lost, He lives a coward, or a fool expires.

D'uomo è il fallir, ma dal malvagio il buono
Scerne il dolor del fallo.

To err is human; but contrition felt for the crime distinguishes the virtuous from the wicked. ALFIERI—Rosmunda. III. 1.

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To sigh, yet not recede; to grieve, yet not repent! CRABBETales of the Hall. Bk. III. Boys at

School. Last line,

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It is never too late to turn from the errors of When prodigals return great things are done.

our ways: A. Å. DOWTYThe Siliad. In BEETON'S He who repents of his sins is almost innocent. Christmas Annual. 1873.

SENECA-Agamemnon. 242.

(See also HERBERT) I do not buy repentance at so heavy a cost as a thousand drachma.

Nec unquam primi consilii deos pænitet.
Aulus GELLIUS. Bk. I. Ch. VI. 6. Quoting God never repents of what He has first re-
DEMOSTHENES to LAIS.

SENECA-De Beneficiis. VI. 23.
When iron scourge, and tort'ring hour
The bad affright, afflict the best.

What then? what rests?
GRAY-Ode to Adversity. Same phrase "the Try what repentance can: what can it not?

torturing hour" in CAMPBELL-Pleasures of Yet what can it when one cannot repent? Hope. Pt. I. Midsummer Night's Dream. O wretched state! O bosom black as death! Act V. Sc. 1.

O limed soul, that struggling to be free (See also MILTON)

Art more engag'd!

Hamlet. Act III. Sc. 3. L. 64.
Restore to God his due in tithe and time:
A tithe purloin'd cankers the whole estate.

Well, I'll repent, and that suddenly, while I HERBERTThe Temple. The Church Porch. am in some liking; I shall be out of heart shortly,

and then I shall have no strength to repent. Who after his transgression dotb repent,

Henry IV. Pt. I. Act III. Sc. 3. L. 5.
Is halfe, or altogether, innocent.
HERRICK--Hesperides. Penitence.

Under your good correction, I have seen,
(See also SENECA)

When, after execution judgment hath

Repented o'er his doom. He comes never late who comes repentant.

Measure for Measure. Act II. Sc. 2. L. 10. JUAN DE HOROZCO-Manasses, Rey de India. Jorn. III.

And wet his grave with my repentant tears.

Richard III. Act I. Sc. 2. L. 216. Woman, amends may never come too late. Thos. LODGE AND ROBT. GREENE-A Looking Cave ne quidquam incipias, quod post peGlass for London and England.

niteat.

Take care not to begin anything of which God dropped a spark down into everyone,

you may repent. And if we find and fan it to a blaze,

SYRUSMaxims.
It'll spring up and glow, like-like the sun,

And light the wandering out of stony ways. Velox consilium sequitur pænitentia.
MASEFIELD-Widow in the Bye Street. Pt. VI. Repentance follows hasty counsels.

SYRUS-Maxims.
When the scourge
Inexorable, and the torturing hour

Amid the roses, fierce Repentance rears
Calls us to penance.

Her snaky crest; a quick-returning pang MILTON- Paradise Lost. Bk. II. L. 90. Shoots through the conscious heart. (See also GRAY)

THOMSON-Seasons. Spring. L. 995. He (Cato) used to say that in all his life he And while the lamp holds out to burn, never repented but of three things. The first The vilest sinner may return. was that he had trusted a woman with a secret; Isaac WattsHymns and Spiritual Songs. the second that he had gone by sea when he Bk. I. Hymn 88. might have gone by land; and the third, that he had passed one day without having a will by him.

REPOSE (See also REST) PLUTARCH-Life of Cato. Vol. II. P. 495.

LANGHORNE's trans. Same in SIMPLICIUS- But quiet to quick bosoms is a hell. Commentary on the Enchiridion of EPICTE- BYRON-Childe Harold. Canto III. St. 42. TUS. Ch. IX. P. 52. (Ed. 1670)

What sweet delight a quiet life affords.
Der Wahn ist kurtz, die Reu ist lang.

DRUMMOND-Sonnet. P. 38.
The dream is short, repentance long.
SCHILLER-Lied von der Glocke.

To husband out life's taper at the close,

And keep the flames from wasting by repose. But with the morning cool repentance came.

GOLDSMITH-Deserted Village. L. 87. SCOTT--Rob Roy. Ch. XII. The Monastery. Ch. III. Note 11. “But with the morning The toils of honour dignify repose. cool reflection came.” In Chronicles of HOOLE-Metastasia. Achilles in Lucias. Act Canongate. Ch. IV. "Calm” substituted for III. Last Scene. "cool" in The Antiquary. Ch. V.

The wind breath'd soft as lover's sigh, Nam sera nunquam est ad bonos mores via. And, oft renew'd, seem'd oft to die, Quem pænitet peccasse, pæne est innocens. With breathless pause between,

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O wbo, with speech of war and woes,
Would wish to break the soft repose

Of such enchanting scene!

Scort-Lord of the Isles. Canto IV. St. 13. These should be hours for necessities, Not for delights; times to repair our nature With comforting repose, and not for us To waste these times.

Henry VIII. Act V. Sc. 1. L. 3. Our foster-nurse of nature is repose, The which he lacks; that to provoke in him, Are many simples operative, whose power Will close the eye of anguish.

King Lear. Act IV. Sc. 4. L. 12.

Attributed to ENNIUS. Quoted by CICERO

Tusc. Quæst. 15. 34. Latter part said to

be ENNIUS' Epitaph. A lost good name is ne'er retriev'd. Gay-Fables. The Fox at the Point of Death.

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Denn ein wanderndes Mädchen ist immer von schwankendem Rufe.

For a strolling damsel a doubtful reputation bears. GOETHE--Hermann und Dorothea. VII. 93.

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Study to be quiet.

Thessalonians. IV. 11.

Ich halte nichts von dem, der von sich denkt
Wie ihn das Volk vielleicht erheben möchte.

I consider him of no account who esteems himself just as the popular breath may chance to raise him. GOETHE-I phigenia auf Tauris. II. 1. 140.

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The best of men have ever loved repose:

They hate to mingle in the filthy fray; Where the soul sours, and gradual rancour grows,

Imbitter'd more from peevish day to day. THOMSONThe Castle of Indolence. Canto I.

St. 17.

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Dulcis et alta quies, placidæque simillima morti.

Sweet and deep repose, very much resembling quiet death. VERGIL- Æneid. VI. 522.

That man is thought a dangerous knave,

Or zealot plotting crime,
Who for advancement of his kind

Is wiser than his time.
Attributed to LORD HOUGHTON (MONCKTON

MILNES)--Men of Old. Reputation is but a synonyme of popularity: dependent on suffrage, to be increased or diminished at the will of the voters. MRS. JAMESON–Memoirs and Essays. Wash

ington Allston. Reputations, like beavers and cloaks, shall last some people twice the time of others. DOUGLAS JERROLD-Specimens of Jerrold's

Wit. Reputations.

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Deus nobis hæc otia fecit.

God has given us this repose.
VERGILEcloga. I. 6.

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Chacun s'égare, et le moins imprudent,
Est celui-là qui plus tôt se repent.

Every one goes astray, but the least imprudent are they who repent the soonest. VOLTAIRE-Nanine. II. 10.

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How many worthy men have we seen survive their own reputation!

MONTAIGNE—Essays. Of Glory.

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To be pointed out with the finger.

PERSIUS-Satires. I. L. 28.

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REPUTATION (See also NAME) It is a maxim with me that no man was ever written out of reputation but by himself. RICHARD BENTLEY–MONK's Life of Bentley. Vol. I. Ch. VI.

(See also EMERSON) And reputation bleeds in ev'ry word.

CHURCHILL-Apology.

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In various talk th' instructive hours they past,
Who gave the ball, or paid the visit last;
One speaks the glory of the British queen,
And one describes a charming Indian screen;
A third interprets motions, looks, and eyes;
At every word a reputation dies.
POPE-Rape of the Lock. Pt. III. L. 11. (This

stanza not found in his printed works.)

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Negligere quid de se quisque sentiat, non solum arrogantis est, sed etiam omnino dissoluti.

To disregard what the world thinks of us is not only arrogant but utterly shameless. CICERO —De Officiis. 1. 28.

Das Aergste weiss die Welt von mir, und ich
Kann sagen, ich bin besser als mein Ruf.

The worst of me is known, and I can say that I am better than the reputation I bear. SCHILLER-Marie Stuart. III. 4. 208.

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No book was ever written down by any but itself. EMERSON--Spiritual Laws.

(See also BENTLEY)

I have offended reputation,
A most unnoble swerving.

Antony and Cleopatra. Act III. Sc. 11. L. 49.

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Nemo me lacrymis decoret, nec funera fletu.
Faxit cur? Volito vivu' per ora virum.

Let no one honour me with tears, or bury me with lamentation. Why? Because I fly hither and thither, living in the mouths of men.

0, I have lost my reputation! I have lost the immortal part of myself, and what remains is bestial.

Othello. Act II. Sc. 3. 1. 262.

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Thy death-bed is no lesser than thy land
Wherein thou liest in reputation sick.

Richard II. Act II. Sc. 1. L. 95.

4 I see my reputation is at stake: My fame is shewdly gor'd.

Troilus and Cressida. Act III. Sc. 3. L. 227

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Placeat homini quidquid deo placuit.

Let that please man wbich has pleased God. SENECA-Epistolæ Ad Lucilium. LXXIV.

16 Thus ready for the way of life or death, I wait the sharpest blow.

Pericles. Act I. Sc. 1. L. 54.

17 It seem'd so hard at first, mother, to leave the

blessed sun, And now it seems as hard to stay-and yet His

will be done! But still I think it can't be long before I find re

lease; And that good man, the clergynan, bas told me

words of peace. TENNYSONThe May-Queen. Conclusion. St. 3.

RESOLUTION 18

Videlicit, That each man swore to do his best To damn and perjure all the rest.

BUTLERHudibras. Pt. I. Canto II. L. 630.

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Dare to look up to God and say, Deal with me in the future as Thou wilt; I am of the same mind as Thou art; I am Thine; I refuse nothing that pleases Thee; lead me where Thou wilt; clothe me in any dress Thou choosest.

EPICTETUS-Discourses. Bk. II. Ch. XVI.

I will be as harsh as truth and as uncompromising as justice. WILLIAM LLOYD GARRISON-Salutatory of the

Liberator. Vol. I. No. 1. Jan. 1, 1831.

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Bends to the grave with unperceived decay,
While resignation gently slopes the way
And, all his prospects brightening to the last,
His heaven commences ere the world be past.

GOLDSMITH-Deserted Village. L. 110.

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Nor cast one longing, ling’ring look behind.

GRAY-Elegy in a Country Churchyard. St. 22.

In truth there is no such thing in man's nature as a settled and full resolve either for good or evil, except at the very moment of execution. HAWTHORNE - Twice - Told Tales. Fancy's

Show Box.

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Hast thou attempted greatnesse?

Then go on;
Back-turning slackens resolution.
HERRICK-Regression Spoils Resolution.

For when two
Join in the same adventure, one perceives
Before the other how they ought to act;
While one alone, however prompt, resolves
More tardily and with a weaker will.
HOMER-Iliad. Bk. X. L. 257. BRYANT'S

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Calm on the bosom of thy God,
Fair spirit! rest thee now!
MRS. HEMANS-Siege of Valencia. Dirge. Sc.

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In life's small things be resolute and great
To keep thy muscle trained: know'st thou when

Fate Thy measure takes, or when she'll say to thee, "I find thee worthy; do this deed for me?”

LOWELL-Epigram.
Never tell your resolution beforehand.

JOHN SELDENTable Talk. Wisdom.
Be stirring as the time; be fire with fire;
Threaten the threat'ner and outface the brow
Of bragging horror: so shall inferior eyes,
That borrow their behaviours from the great,
Grow great by your example and put on
The dauntless spirit of resolution.

King John. Act V. Sc. 1. L. 48.

For too much rest itself becomes a pain.
HOMER-Odyssey. Bk. XV. L. 429. POPE's

trans. 15 Rest is sweet after strife. OWEN MEREDITH (Lord Lytton)-Lucile. Pt.

I. Canto VI. St. 25.

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And hearts resolved and hands prepared
The blessings they enjoy to guard.
SMOLLETT-Humphry Clinker. Ode to Leven

Water.

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REST (See also REPOSE) 5 In the rest of Nirvana all sorrows surcease: Only Buddha can guide to that city of Peace Whose inhabitants have the eternal release. Wm. R. ALGER-Oriental Poetry. A Leader

to Repose.

Life's race well run,
Life's work well done,
Life's victory won,

Now cometh rest.
DR. EDWARD HAZEN PARKER—Funeral Ode

on President Garfield. Claimed for him by his brother in Notes and Queries, May 25, 1901. P. 406. Claimed by MRS. JOHN MILLS, for JOHN Mills of Manchester, 1878. Appears in the Life of John Mills with account of origin. See Notes and Queries. Ser. 9. Vol. IV. P. 167. Also Vol. VII. P. 406.

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Silken rest
Tie all thy cares up!
BEAUMONT AND FLETCHERFour Plays in

One. Sc. 4. Triumph of Love.
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O! quid solutis est beatius curis!
Cum mens onus reponit, ac peregrino
Labore fessi venimus larem ad nostrum
Desideratoque acquiescimus lecto.
Hoc est, quod upum est pro laboribus tantis.

0, what is more sweet than when the mind, set free from care, lays its burden down; and, when spent with distant travel, we come back to our home, and rest our limbs on the wishedfor bed? This. this alone, repays such toils as these! CATULLUSCarmina. 31. 7.

8 Absence of occupation is not rest; A mind quite vacant is a mind distress'd.

CowPER-Retirement. L. 623.

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Rest is not quitting the busy career;
Rest is the fitting of self to its sphere.
JOHN S. DWIGHT_True Rest. (From his

translation of GOETHE. Main part original.) 10 Sweet is the pleasure itself cannot spoil. Is not true leisure one with true toil?

JOHN S. DWIGHT_True Rest.

Sleepe after toyle, port after stormie seas,
Ease after warre, death after life, does greatly

please. SPENSERFaerie Queene. Bk. I. Canto IX.

St. 40.

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Amidst these restless thoughts this rest I find, For those that rest not here, there's rest behind. THOMAS GATAKER-B. D. Nat. 4. Sept.,

1574.

Arcum intensio frangit, animum remissio.

Straining breaks the bow, and relaxation relieves the mind. SYRUS-Maxims.

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On every mountain height Is rest.

GOETHE-Ein Gleiches.

And rest, that strengthens unto virtuous deeds,
Is one with Prayer.
BAYARD TAYLOR-Temptation of Hassan Ben

Khaled. St. 4.

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