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Some folks call it a Silver Sword, and some a
The stars, heav'n sentry, wink and seem to die. LEE—Theodosius. Probably inspired CAMP
BELL's lines. (See also CAMPBELL, HABINGTON, HEMANS,
MONTGOMERY, NORRIS) 11 Just above yon sandy bar,
As the day grows fainter and dimmer, Lonely and lovely, a single star
Lights the air with a dusky glimmer.
LONGFELLOW-Chrysor. St. 1. Silently, one by one, in the infinite meadows of
heaven, Blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of
the angels. LONGFELLOW_Evangeline. Pt. I. St. 3.
(See also DE LA MARE, MOIR)
So sinks the day-star in the ocean-bed,
Brightest seraph, tell
At whose sight all the stars
(See also POPE)
Now glowed the firmament
The starry cope
And made the stars,
MILTON—Paradise Lost. Bk. VÜ. L. 348.
The night is calm and cloudless,
And still as still can be,
To the music of the sea.
Until they crowd the sky,
Would that I were the heaven, that I might be
(See also COLERIDGE)
Led by the light of the Mæonian star.
POPE—Essay on Criticism. Pt. III. L. 89.
The unfolding star calls up the shepherd.
Measure for Measure. Act IV. Sc. 2. L. 218. 24
Look how the floor of heaven Is thick inlaid with patines of bright gold: There's not the smallest orb which thou behold'st But in his motion like an angel sings, Still quiring to the young-ey'd cherubins: Such harmony is in immortal souls; But whilst this muddy vesture of decay Doth grossly close it in, we cannot hear it. Merchant of Venice. Act V. Sc. 1. L. 58.
(“Pattens” in Folio.)
Ye little stars, hide your diminish'd rays. POPE-Moral Essays. Ep. III. L. 282.
(See also MILTON)
Starry Crowns of Heaven
Set in azure night! Linger yet a little
Ere you hide your light:Nay; let Starlight fade away, Heralding the day!
ADELAIDE A. PROCTER–Give Place.
These blessed candles of the night.
Merchant of Venice. Act V. Sc. 1. L. 220.
13 No star is ever lost we once have seen, We always may be what we might have been.
ADELAIDE A. PROCTER—Legend of Provence.
O that my spirit were yon heaven of night, Which gazes on thee with its thousand eyes. SHELLEY-Revolt of Islam. IV. 36.
(See also COLERIDGE)
Oft stumbles at a straw.
One naked star has waded through
The purple shallows of the night,
It drips its misty light.
Clamorem ad sidera mittunt.
They send their shout to the stars.
As shaking terrors from his blazing hair,
(See also BUTLER)
Each separate star Seems nothing, but a myriad scattered stars Break up the Night, and make it beautiful.
BAYARD TAYLOR-Lars. Bk. III. Last lines.
One sun by day, by night ten thousand shine;
. Thoughts. Night IX. L. 728.
The stars shall be rent into threds of light,
(See also BUTLER)
Many a night I saw the Pleiads, rising thro'
the mellow shade, Glitter like a swarm of fire-flies tangled in a
silver braid. TENNYSON-Locksley Hall. St. 5.
A disposition to preserve, and an ability to improve, taken together, would be my standard of a statesman.
BURKE-Reflections on the Revolution in France. Learn to think imperially. JOSEPH CHAMBERLAIN-Speech at Guildhall.
Jan. 19, 1904.
(See also HAMILTON, LOWELL, ROOSEVELT) No statesman e'er will find it worth his pains To tax our labours and excise our brains.
CHURCHILL-Night. L. 271.
She saw the snowy poles and moons of Mars,
That marvellous field of drifted light In mid Orion, and the married starsTENNYSON—Palace of Art. Unfinished lines withdrawn from later editions. Appears in
foot-note to Ed. of 1833. 7
But who can count the stars of Heaven? Who sing their influence on this lower world?
THOMSON-Seasons. Winter. L. 528.
The twilight hours, like birds flew by,
As lightly and as free; Ten thousand stars were in the sky,
Ten thousand on the sea.
For every wave with dimpled face
That leap'd upon the air,
And held it trembling there.
Sea. St. 4.
The people of the two nations (French and English) must be brought into mutual dependence by the supply of each other's wants. There is no other way of counteracting the antagonism of language and race. It is God's own method of producing an entente cordiale, and no other plan is worth a farthing. RICHARD COBDEN—Letter to M. Michel Che
valier. Sept., 1859. “Entente cordiale," used by QUEEN VICTORIA to LORD JOHN RUSSELL, Sept. 7, 1848. Littré (Dict.) dates its use to speech in The Chamber of Deputies, 1840-41. Phrase in a letter written by the Dutch Governor-General at Batavia to the Bewinikebbers (directors) at Amster. dam, Dec. 15, 1657. See Notes and Queries, Sept. 11, 1909. P. 216. Early examples given in Stanford Dict. COBDEN probably first user to make the phrase popular. Quoted also by LORD ABERSEEN. Phrase appeared in the Foreign Quarterly Rerieu. Oct., 184. Used by Louis PHILIPPE in a speech from the throne, Jan., 1843, to express friendly relations between France
and England. La cordiale entente qui existe entre le gouvernement français et celui de la GrandeBretagne.
The cordial agreement which exists between the governments of France and Great Britain. Le Charivari. Jan. 6, 1844. Review of
Speech by Guizot. Si l'on n'a pas de meilleurs moyen de séduction a lui offrir, l'entente cordiale nous paraît fort compromise.
If one has no better method of enticement to offer, the cordial agreement seems to us to be the best compromise. Le Charivari. Vol. XV. No. 3. P. 4.
(1846), referring to the ambassador of
Morocco, then in Paris. I have the courage of my opinions, but I have not the temerity to give a political blank cheque to Lord Salisbury.
GOSCHEN. In Parliament, Feb. 19, 1884.
Count MÜNSTER, April 29, 1885. HERTS-
Why don't you show us a statesman who can rise up to the emergency, and cave in the emergency's head.
ARTEMUS WARD—Things in New York.
Why forego the advantages of so peculiar a situation?-Why quit our own to stand upon foreign ground?-Why by interweaving our destiny with that of any part of Europe, entangle our peace and prosperity in the toils of European ambition, rivalship, interest, humour or caprice? WASHINGTON—Farewell Address. Sept. 17,
Gli ambasciadori sono l'occhio e l'orecchio degli stati.
Ambassadors are the eye and ear of states.
'Tis our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances, with any portion of the foreign worldso far, I mean, as we are now at liberty to do it. WASHINGTON—Farewell Address. Sept. 17, 1796.
(See also JEFFERSON)
Learn to think continentally.
words in a Speech to his American fellow
(See also CHAMBERLAIN)
Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations entangling alliances with pone. Thos. JEFFERSON—First Inaugural Address. March 4, 1801.
(See also WASHINGTON)
Nursed by stern men with empires in their brains. LOWELL-Biglow Papers. Mason and Slidell.
(See also CHAMBERLAIN)
Statesman, yet friend to truth; of soul sincere,
POPE-Epistle to Addison. L. 67.
Tell the truth, and so puzzle and confound your adversaries. WOTTON—Advice to a young diplomat.
(See also SMITH) Legatus est vir bonus peregre missus ad mentien
dem rei publicæ causæ. An ambassador is an honest man sent to lie
abroad for the commonwealth. WOTTON. In the autograph album of CHRIS
TOPHER FLECKAMORE. (1604) Eight years later JASPER SCIOPPIUS published it with malicious intent. WOTTON apologized, but insisted on the double meaning of lie as a jest. A leiger is an ambassador. So used by BUTLER-Hudibras. Pt. II. III. 139. Also by FULLER—Holy State. P. 306.
STORM Rides in the whirlwind, and directs the storm. ADDISON—The Campaign.
(See also MILTON) I have heard a greater storm in a boiling pot. ATHENÆUS-Deipnosophistæ. VIII. 19. Dorian,
a flutist, ridiculing Timotheos, a zither player, who imitated a storm at sea.
(See also CICERO) The earth is rocking, the skies are riven
Jove in a passion, in god-like fashion, Is breaking the crystal urns of heaven. ROBERT BUCHANAN–Horatius Cogitandibus.
EARL OF ARLINGTON, Dec. 28, 1678. Ormond
(See also CICERO)
Excitabat enim fluctus in simpulo.
As far as I could ken thy chalky cliffs, He used to raise a storm in a teapot.
When from thy shore the tempest beat us back, CICERO—De Legibus. III. 16. ERASMUS I stood upon the hatches in the storm.
Adagia Occulta. P. 548. (Ed. 1670) BER- Henry VI. Pt. II. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 101.
for every cloud engenders not a storm. (See also ATHENÆUS, BUTLER, PAUL)
Henry VI. Pt. III. Act V. Sc. 3. L. 9. Bursts as a wave that from the clouds impends, I have seen tempests, when the scolding winds And swell’d with tempests on the ship descends; Have riv'd the knotty oaks, and I have seen White are the decks with foam; the winds aloud The ambitious ocean swell and rage and foam, Howl o'er the masts, and sing through every To be exalted with the threat'ning clouds shroud:
But never till to-night, never till now, Pale, trembling, tir'd, the sailors freeze with Did I go through a tempest dropping fire. fears;
Julius Cæsar. Act I. Sc. 3. L. 5.
The storm is up, and all is on the hazard.
Julius Cæsar. Act V. Sc. 1. L. 67.
Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks! rage! blow! And the brook cries like a child!
You cataracts and hurricanoes, spout Not a rainbow shines to cheer us;
Till you have drench'd our steeples.
King Lear. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 1.
Merciful Heaven, German.
Thou rather with thy sharp and sulphurous bolt
Than the soft myrtle.
Measure for Measure. Act II. Sc.2. L. 114. In whirlwind. MILTON—Paradise Lost. Bk. II. L. 545.
Swift as a shadow, short as any dream; (See also ADDISON)
Brief as the lightning in the collied night,
That in a spleen, unfolds both heaven and earth, C'est une tempête dans un verre d'eau.
And ere a man hath power to say "Behold" It is a tempest in a tumbler of water.
The jaws of darkness do devour it up. Paul, GRAND-DUC DE RUSSIE–Of the insur- Midsummer Night's Dream. Act I. Sc. 1. rection in Geneva.
L. 144. (See also ATHENÆUS)
His rash fierce blaze of riot cannot last,
For violent fires soon burn out themselves;
Small showers last long, but sudden storms are The lightning flies, the thunder roars;
short. And big waves lash the frightened shores.
Richard II. Act II. Sc. 1. L. 33. PRIOR—The Lady's Looking-Glass.
When clouds appear, wise men put on their Lightnings, that show the vast and foamy deep, cloaks;
The rending thumders, as they onward roll, When great leaves fall, then winter is at hand; The loud, loud winds, that o'er the billows When the sun sets, who doth not look for night? sweep
Untimely storms make men expect a dearth. Shake the firm nerve, appal the bravest soul! Richard III. Act II. Sc. 3. L. 32. Mrs. RADCLIFFE—Mysteries of Udolpho. The Mariner. St. 9.
At first, heard solemn o'er the verge of Heaven,
The Tempest growls; but as it nearer comes,
The Lightnings flash a larger curve, and more The storm is master. Man, as a ball, is The Noise astounds; till overhead a sheet tossed twixt winds and billows.
Of livid flame discloses wide, then shuts, SCHILLER—Wilhelm Tell. IV. 1. 59.
And opens wider; shuts and opens still
Expansive, wrapping ether in a blaze. Loud o'er my head though awful thunders roll, Follows the loosen'd aggravated Roar, And vivid lightnings flash from pole to pole, Enlarging, deepening, mingling, peal on peal, Yet 'tis Thy voice, my God, that bids them fly, Crush'd, horrible, convulsing Heaven and Earth. Thy arm directs those lightnings through the sky. THOMSON-Seasons. Summer. L. 1,133. Then let the good Thy mighty name revere, And hardened sinners Thy just vengeance fear. For many years I was self-appointed inspector SCOTT-On a Thunderstorm. Written at the of snow-storms and rain-storms and did my duty
age of twelve. Found in LOCKHART's Life faithfully. of Scott. Vol. I. Ch. III.