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Now is done thy long day's work
Fold thy palms across thy breast,
Fold thine arms, turn to thy rest.

Let them rave.



Thou hadst, for weary feet, the gift of rest. WILLIAM WATSON—Wordsworth's Grave. II.

St. 3. 4 Father Abbot, I am come to lay my weary bones

among you. WOLSEY. At Leicester Abbey, Nov. 26, 1529.

They have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind.

Hosea. VIII. 7.

18 By their fruits ye shall know them. Matthew. VII. 20.

19 What dire offence from am'rous causes springs, What mighty contests rise from trivial things. POPE-Rape of the Lock. Canto I. "Con

tests” is “quarrels” in first ed. Same idea in ERASMUS—Adagia. CLAUDIANUSIn Re

finum. II. 49. (See also ADDISON, DANTE, SCOTT, also ARI

STOTLE under REVOLUTION) Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein.

Proverbs. XXVI. 27.

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As you sow y' are like to reap. BUTLER— Hudibras. Pt. II. Canto II. L. 504.

(See also CICERO)



The thorns which I have reap'd are of the tree
I planted—they have torn me and I bleed!
I should have known what fruit would spring

from such a seed. BYRONChilde Harold. Canto IV. St. 10.

Contentions fierce, Ardent, and dire, spring from po petty cause.

Scott-Peveril of the Peak. Ch. XL.

22 Great floods have flown From simple sources. All's Well That Ends Well. Act II. Sc. 1.

L. 142.


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The trumpet! the trumpet! the dead have all

heard: Lo, the depths of the stone-cover'd charnels are

stirr'd: From the sea, from the land, from the south and

the north, The vast generations of man are come forth. MILMAN-Hymns for Church Service. Second

Sunday in Advent. St. 3. Shall man alone, for whom all else revives, No resurrection know? Shall man alone, Imperial man! be sown in barren ground, Less privileged than grain, on which he feeds? YOUNG-Night Thoughts. Night VI. L. 704.

Though the mills of God grind slowly, yet they

grind exceeding small; Though with patience He stands waiting, with

exactness grinds He all. FRIEDRICH VON LOGAURetribution. From

the Sinngedichte. See LONGFELLOW's trans. Poetic Aphorisms. First line from the Greek Oracula Sibyllina. VIII. 14. Same idea in PLUTARCH-Sera Humanis Vindicta. Ch. VIII, quoting Sextus EMPIRICUS-Adversus Grammaticos. I. 13. Sect. 287. Found also in Proverbia e cad. Coisl. in GAISFORD. -Parcem. Græc. Oxon. 1836. P. 164. HORACE—Carmina. III. 2. 31. TIBULLUS-Elegies. I. 9.

(See also ALGER)



To be left alone And face to face with my own crime, had been Just retribution. LONGFELLOW-Masque of Pandora. Pt. VIII.

In the Garden.


I see the Judge enthroned; the flaming guard: The volume open'd!open'd every heart!

YOUNG-Night Thoughts. Night IX. L. 262.



RETALIATION Ich bin gewohnt in der Münze wiederzuzahlen in der man mich bezahlt.

I am accustomed to pay men back in their own coin. BISMARCK—To the Ultramontanes. (1870)

(See also SWIFT) Repudiate the repudiators. WM. P. FESSENDEN. Presidential Canvass

of 1868.


Lento quidem gradu ad vindictam divina procedit ira, sed tarditatem supplicii gravitate compensat.

The divine wrath is slow indeed in vengeance, but it makes up for its tardiness by the severity of the punishment. VALERIUS MAXIMUS. I. 1. 3.

(See also ALGER) Be ready, gods, with all your thunderbolts; Dash him to pieces!

Julius Cæsar. Act IV. Sc. 3. L. 81. But as some muskets so contrive it As oft to miss the mark they drive at, And though well aimed at duck or plover Bear wide, and kick their owners over. JOHN TRUMBULL-McFingal. Canto I. L.95.

REVELATION Lochiel, Lochiel! beware of the day; For, dark and despairing, my sight I may seal But man cannot cover what God would reveal.

CAMPBELL-Lochiel's Warning.

19 'Tis Revelation satisfies all doubts, Explains all mysteries except her own, And so illuminates the path of life, That fools discover it, and stray no more. COWPERThe Task. Bk. II. The Time-Piece.

L. 526.

And would'st thou evil for his good repay? HOMER-Odyssey. Bk. XVI. L. 448. POPE's




She pays him in his own coin.
SWIFT/Polite Conversation. Dialogue III.

(See also BISMARCK)


RETRIBUTION (See also PUNISHMENT) God's mills grind slow, But they grind woe. WM. R. ALGER-Oriental Poetry. Delayed



The divine power moves with difficulty, but at the same time surely.

EURIPIDES-Bacchæ. 382. 11

The ways of the gods are long, but in the end they are not without strength. EURIPIDES-Ion. I. 1615.

(See also ALGER) 12 Ut sit magna tamen certe lenta ira deorum est.

But grant the wrath of Heaven be great, 'tis slow. JUVENALSatires. XIII. 100. GIFFORD'S

trans. (See also ALGER)

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Thou Royal River, born of sun and shower In chambers purple with the Alpine glow, Wrapped in the spotless ermine of the snow And rocked by tempests!

LONGFELLOW-To the River Rhone.



Sie sollen ihn nicht haben
Den freien, deutschen Rhein.

You shall never have it,
The free German Rhine.
BECKERDer Rhein: Popular in 1840. An-

swered by ALFRED DE MUSSET—Nous
l'avons eu, votre Rhin Allemand. Appeared

in the Athenæum, Aug. 13, 1870. 7 The castled crag of Drachenfels,

Frowns o'er the wide and winding Rhine, Whose breast of waters broadly swells

Between the banks which bear the vine, And hills all rich with blossom'd trees,

And fields which promise corn and wine, And scatter'd cities crowning these,

Whose far white walls along them shine. BYRONChilde Harold. Cants III. St. 53.

RIDICULE It frequently happens that where the second line is sublime, the third, in which he meant to rise still higher, is perfectly bombast. BLAIR. Commenting on Lucan's style. Bor

rowed from LONGINUS—Treatise on the Sub





Am Rhein, am Rhein, da wachsen uns're Reben. On the Rhine, on the Rhine, there grow our

vines. CLAUDIOS--Rheinweinlied,

We have oftener than once endeavoured to attach some meaning to that aphorism, vulgarly imputed to Shaftesbury, which however we can find nowhere in his works, that "ridicule is the test of truth.'

CARLYLE-Essays. Voltaire.



The air grows cool and darkles,

The Rhine flows calmly on; The mountain summit sparkles

In the light of the setting sun. HEINE—The Lorelei.



The Rhine! the Rhine! a blessing on the Rhine!

LONGFELLOW-Hyperion. Bk. I. Ch. II. 11

Beneath me flows the Rhine, and, like the stream of Time. it flows amid the ruins of the Past.

LONGFELLOW-Hyperion. Bk. I. Ch. III.

I've seen the Rhine with younger wave,
O'er every obstacle to rave.
I see the Rhine in his native wild
Is still a mighty mountain child.

RUSKIN-A Tour on the Continent. Via Mala,

That passage is what I call the sublime dashed to pieces by cutting too close with the fiery four-in-hand round the corner of nonsense. COLERIDGE-Table Talk. Jan. 20, 1834. WIELAND-Abdereiten. III. Ch. XII.

(See also BLAIR) Jane borrow'd maxims from a doubting school, And took for truth the test of ridicule; Lucy saw no such virtue in a jest, Truth was with her of ridicule the test.

CRABBE-Tales of the Hall. Bk. VIII, L. 126. 21

I distrust those sentiments that are too far removed from nature, and whose sublimity is blended with ridicule; which two are as near one another as extreme wisdom and folly. DESLAUDES— Reflexions sur les Grands Hommes qui sont morts en Plaisantant.

(See also BLAIR)

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