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One sorrow never comes but brings an heir,
That may succeed as his inheritor.
Pericles. Act I. Sc. 4. L. 63.

(See also Young under WoE)
Sorrow ends not when it seemeth done.

Richard II. Act I. Sc. 2. L. 61.



Kurz ist der Schmerz, und ewig ist die Freude!

Brief is sorrow, and endless is joy. SCHILLER-Die Jungfrau von Orleans. V. 14. 44.

Quæ fuit durum pati, Miminisse dulce est.

Those things which were hard to bear, are sweet to remember. SENECAHercules Furens. 656.

(See also DANTE) Curæ leves loquuntur, ingentes stupent.

Light sorrows speak, but deeper ones are dumb.
SENECA-Hippolytus. 607. THUCYDIDES. Bk.

VII. Ch. LXXV. Given as from ÆSCHY-
LUS. Compare ÆSCHYLUS— Agamemnon.
860. OVIDMetamorphoses. VI. 301-312.
HERODOTUS. VII. 147; also III. 14.

(See also MACBETH)

Joy, being altogether wanting, It doth remember me the more of sorrow.

Richard II. Act III. Sc. 4. L. 13.



Sorrow breaks seasons and reposing hours, Makes the night morning, and the noon-tide

night. Richard III. Act I. Sc. 4. L. 76.


Eighty odd years of sorrow have I seen,
And each hour's joy wrecked with a week of teen.

Richard III. Act IV. Sc. 1. L. 96.



Nulla dies mærore caret.

There is no day without sorrow.
SENECA—Troades. 77.

Wherever sorrow is, relief would be:
If you do sorrow at my grief in love,
By giving love, your sorrow and my grief were

both extermin'd. As You Like It. Act III. Sc. 5. L. 86.

If sorrow can admit society,
Tell o'er your woes again by viewing mine.

Richard III. Act IV. Sc. 4. L. 38.

23 To weep with them that weep doth ease some

deal; But sorrow flouted at is double death.

Titus Andronicus. Act III. Sc. 1. L. 245.


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And see all sights from pole to pole,

And glance, and nod, and bustle by, And never once possess our soul

Before we die. MATTHEW ARNOLD-A Southern Night. St. 18.

(See also Luke)
But each day brings its petty dust

Our soon choked souls to fill.
MATTHEW ARNOLD_Switzerland. Pt. VI.




Anima certe, quia spiritus, in sicco habitare non potest; ideo in sanguine fertur habitare.

The soul, which is spirit, can not dwell i: dust; it is carried along to dwell in the blood. ST. AUGUSTINE—Decretum. IX. 32. 2.

20 A soul as white as Heaven. BEAUMONT AND FLETCHERThe Maid's Trag.

edy. Act IV. Sc. 1.


John Brown's body lies a mould'ring in the grave His soul goes marching on.

Thos. BRIGHAM Bishop-John Brown's Body.



That a sorrow's crown of sorrow is remembering

happier things. TENNYSONLocksley Hall. St. 38. CHURTON

COLLINS, in Illustrations of Tennyson. P. 62, refers to PINDAR--Pythian 4.

510, and THUCYDIDES II. 44, as inspiring these lines.

(See also DANTE) When I was young, I said to Sorrow,

"Come and I will play with thee!" He is near me now all day,

And at night returns to say, "I will come again to-morrowI will come and stay with thee." AUBREY Thos. DE VERE-Song. When I was

Young I said to Sorrow. Past sorrows, let us moderately lament them; For those to come, seek wisely to prevent them. JOHN WEBSTER-Duchess of Malfi. Act III.

Sc. 2. 9 Sorrow is held the eldest child of sin. JOHN WEBSTER-Duchess of Malfi. Act V.

Sc. 5. 10 Where there is sorrow, there is holy ground.

OSCAR WILDE-De Profundis.

Hang sorrow, care will kill a cat,

And therefore let's be merry.

(See also JONSON) Some natural sorrow, loss, or pain, That has been and may be again.

WORDSWORTH-The Solitary Reaper. So joys remembered without wish or will Sharpen the keenest edge of present ill. WORDSWORTH-Sonnet on Captivity. VI. 172.

(See also DANTE)

And I have written three books on the soul,
Proving absurd all written hitherto,
And putting us to ignorance again.


23 And he that makes his soul his surety, I think, does give the best security.

BUTLERHudibras. Pt. III. Canto I. L. 203.


The dome of Thought, the palace of the Soul.

BYRONChilde Harold. Canto II. St. 6.



Everywhere the human soul stands between a hemisphere of light and another of darkness; on the confines of two everlasting hostile empires, Necessity and Freewill.

CARLYLE,Ěssays. Goethe's Works.



Imago animi vultus est, indices oculi.

The countenance is the portrait of the soul, and the eyes mark its intentions. CICERODe Oratore, III. 59.

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Arise, O Soul, and gird thee up anew,
Though the black camel Death kneel at thy

gate; No beggar thou that thou for alms shouldst sue:

Be the proud captain still of thine own fate.





Ah, the souls of those that die
Are but sunbeams lifted higher.
LONGFELLOW-Christus. The Golden Legend.

Pt. IV. The Cloisters.


Gravity is the ballast of the soul, which keeps the mind stead

FULLER---Holy and Profane States. Gravity. 10

He was one of a lean body and visage, as if his eager soul, biting for anger at the clog of his body, desired to fret a passage through it. FULLER—Life of the Duke of Alva.

(See also DRYDEN) 11 Animula, vagula, blandula Hospes comesque corporis! Quæ nunc abibis in loca, Pallidula, frigida nudula Nec ut soles dabis joca?

O fleeting soul of mine, my body's friend and guest, whither goest thou, pale, fearful, and pensive one? Why laugh not as of old? HADRIAN-Ad Animam, according to ÆLIUS

SPARTIANUS. See Pope's paraphrase, A

Dying Christian to His Soul. 12 It matters not how strait the gate,

How charged with punishments the scroll, I am the master of my fate:

I am the captain of my soul.




Ignoratur enim, quæ sit natura animai;
Nata sit, an contra nascentibus insinuetur;
Et simul intereat nobiscum, morte diremta,
An tenebras Orci visat, vastasque lacunas:
An pecudes alias divinitus insinuet se.

For it is unknown what is the real nature of the soul, whether it be born with the bodily frame or be infused at the moment of birth, whether it perishes along with us, when death separates the soul and body, or whether it visits the shades of Pluto and bottomless pits, or enters by divine appointment into other animals. LUCRETIUSDe Rerum Natura. I. 113.


Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.

Luke. XII. 19. Ecclesiastes. VIII. 15.


In your patience possess ye your souls. Luke. . XXI. 19.

(See also ARNOLD)

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This ae nighte, this ae nighte

Est deus in nobis, et sunt commercia cæli. Every nighte and all;

Sedibus ætheriis spiritus ille venit. Fire and sleete, and candle lighte

There is a god within us, and we have inAnd Christe receive thye saule.

tercourse with heaven. That spirit comes Lyke-Wake Dirge. In Scott's Minstrelsy of from abodes on high. the Border. Vol. III. P. 163. T. F. HEN- OVID-Ars Amatoria. III. 549. DERSON's ed. (1902) "Fire and fleet” in version given in John AUBREY'sRemaines Deus est in pectore nostro. of Gentilisme and Judaisme. (1686–7) There is a divinity within our breast. Lansdowne MSS. in British Museum. OVIDEpistolæ Ex Ponto. III. 4. 93. (“Fleet” given as meaning water; "Sleete" meaning salt.) Compare with chant to the Egomet sum mihi imperator. departing spirit in Guy Mannering.

I am myself my own commander.

PLAUTUS—Mercator. Act V. The soul of the river had entered my soul,

(See also HENLEY) And the gathered power of my soul was moving

No craving void left aching in the soul.
So swiftly, it seemed to be at rest

Under cities of cloud and under
Spheres of silver and changing worlds-

(See also WESLEY)
Until I saw a flash of trumpets
Above the battlements over Time!

The soul, uneasy and confin'd from home, EDGAR LEE MASTERS-Spoon River Anthology.

Rests and expatiates in a life to come. Isaiah. Beethoven.

POPEEssay on Man. Ep. I. L. 97. 3

Stript to the naked soul. The dust's for crawling, heaven's for flying, Pope-Lines to Mrs. Grace Butler. Found in Wherefore, O Soul, whose wings are grown,

Sussex Garland. Nos. 9 and 10. Under Soar upward to the sun!

Warminghurst. Attributed also to CHARLES EDGAR LEE MASTERS—Spoon River Anthology. YORKE. Julian Scott.

Vital spark of heav'nly flame! What is a man profited, if he shall gain the Popa-Paraphrase of Emperor Hadrian's "Ode whole world, and lose his own soul?

of the Dying Christian to His Soul.Also Matthew. XVI. 26.

inspired by SAPPHO—Fragment. In Spec

tator, Nov. 15, 1711. The soul, aspiring, pants its source to mount,

(See also HADRIAN) As streams meander level with their fount. ROBERT MONTGOMERY-Omnipresence of the

Or looks on heav'n with more than mortal eyes,

Bids his free soul expatiate in the skies, Deity. Pt. I. Ridiculed by MACAULAY as

Amid her kindred stars familiar roam, “the worst similitude in the world.” Omitted in later editions.

Survey the region, and confess her home.

POPE-Windsor Forest. L. 264.

19 There was a little man, and he had a little soul;

The iron entered into his soul. And he said, "Little Soul, let us try, try, try!"

Psalms. CV. 18. In the Psalter. MOORE--Little Man and Little Soul.


Anima mea in manibus meis semper. I reflected how soon in the cup of desire

My soul is continually in my hand. The pearl of the soul may be melted away; Psalms. CXIX. 109. (Latin in Vulgate.) How quickly, alas, the pure sparkle of fire We inherit from heaven, may be quenched in My soul, the seas are rough, and thou a stranger the clay.

In these false coasts; O keep aloof; there's danger; MOORE—Stanzas. A Beam of Tranquillity. Cast forth thy plummet; see, a rock appears;

Thy ships want sea-room; make it with thy tears. Above the vulgar flight of common souls.

QUARLES-Emblems. Bk. III. Ep. XI.
ARTHUR MURPHY—Zenobia. Act V. Sc. 1.
L. 154.

Goe sowle, the bodies gueste
vpon a thankeles errant;

feare not to touche the beste, Lord of myself, accountable to none.

the trueth shalbe thie warrant, But to my conscience, and my God alone.

goe, since I nedes muste die JOHN ÖLDHAM-Satire addressed to a friend.

and tell them all they lie. (See also HENLEY)

Generally believed to be by RALEIGHThe Lie.

(Souls Errand.) Harleian MS. 2296. Folio I sent my Soul through the Invisible,

135. Also in MS. 6910. Folio 141. AsSome letter of that After-life to spell,

signed to him in Chetham MS. 8012. P. 103. And by and by my Soul returned to me,

Collier MS. Bibl. Cat. Vol. P. 244. And answered "I Myself am Heav'n and Hell.” Printed as DAVIDSON's in his Poetical OMAR KHAYYAM-Rubaiyat. FrrzGERALD's Rhapsody (Second Ed.) Pub. 1608. Claim Trans.

for JOHN SYLVESTER discredited by author










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