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When clouds appear, wise men put on their cloaks;

When great leaves fall, then winter is at hand; When the sun sets, who doth not look for night? Untimely storms make men expect a dearth. Richard III. Act II. Sc. 3. L. 32.


At first, heard solemn o'er the verge of Heaven,
The Tempest growls; but as it nearer comes,
And rolls its awful burden on the wind,
The Lightnings flash a larger curve, and more
The Noise astounds; till overhead a sheet
Of livid flame discloses wide, then shuts,
And opens wider; shuts and opens still
Expansive, wrapping ether in a blaze.
Follows the loosen'd aggravated Roar,
Enlarging, deepening, mingling, peal on peal,
Crush'd, horrible, convulsing Heaven and Earth.
THOMSON-Seasons. Summer. L. 1,133.


For many years I was self-appointed inspector of snow-storms and rain-storms and did my duty faithfully.


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The studious class are their own victims; they are thin and pale, their feet are cold, their heads are hot, the night is without sleep, the day a fear of interruption,-pallor, squalor, hunger, and egotism. If you come near them and see what conceits they entertain-they are abstractionists, and spend their days and nights in dreaming some dream; in expecting the homage of society to some precious scheme built on a truth, but destitute of proportion in its presentment, of justness in its application, and of all energy of will in the schemer to embody and vitalize it.

EMERSON-Representative Men. Montaigne.


The world's great men have not commonly been great scholars, nor its great scholars great


HOLMES-Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table. VI.

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Hæc studia adolescentiam alunt, senectutem oblectant, secundas res ornant, adversis solatium et perfugium præbent, delectant domi, non impediunt foris, pernoctant nobiscum, peregrinantur, rusticantur.

These (literary) studies are the food of youth, and consolation of age; they adorn prosperity, and are the comfort and refuge of adversity; they are pleasant at home, and are no incumbrance abroad; they accompany us at night, in our travels, and in our rural retreats.

CICERO Oratio Pro Licinio Archia. VII.

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I'll talk a word with this same learned Theban. What is your study?

King Lear. Act III. Sc. 4. L. 162.


What is the end of study? Let me know? Why, that to know, which else we should not know.

Things hid and barr'd, you mean, from common sense?

Ay, that is study's god-like recompense.

Love's Labour's Lost. Act I. Sc. 1. L. 55.


Study is like the heaven's glorious sun
That will not be deep-searched with saucy looks;
Small have continual plodders ever won,
Save base authority from others' books.

Love's Labour's Lost. Act I. Sc. 1. L. 84.


So study evermore is overshot;

While it doth study to have what it would
It doth forget to do the thing it should,
And when it hath the thing it hunteth most,
"Tis won as towns with fire, so won, so lost.
Love's Labour's Lost. Act I. Sc. 1. L. 143.


One of the best methods of rendering study agreeable is to live with able men, and to suffer all those pangs of inferiority which the want of knowledge always inflicts.

SYDNEY SMITH-Second Lecture on the Conduct of the Understanding.


Studiis florentem ignobilis oti.

Priding himself in the pursuits of an inglori

ous ease.

VERGIL Georgics. 4. 564.

(See also PHILIPS)

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