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Vixere fortes ante Agamemnona
Multi; sed omnes illacrimabiles

Urguentur ignotique longa

Nocte, carent quia vate sacro. Many brave men lived before Agamemnon; but, all unwept and unknown, are lost in the distant night, since they are without a divine poet (to chronicle their deeds). HORACE Odes. Bk. IV, IX. 25.

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True bravery is shown by performing without witness what one might be capable of doing be fore all the world.

LA ROCHEFOUCAULD. Maxims. 216.

3 There's a brave fellow! There's a man of pluck! A man who's not afraid to say his say, Though a whole town's against him. LONGFELLOW-Christus. Pt. III. John En

dicott. Act II. Sc. 2.

What's brave, what's noble, Let's do it after the high Roman fashion, And make death proud to take us. Antony and Cleopatra. Act IV. Sc. 15.

L. 86. 15

Fortes et strenuos etiam contra fortunam insistere, timidos et ignoros ad desperationem formidine properare.

The brave and bold persist even against fortune; the timid and cowardly rush to despair through fear alone. TACITUS-Annales. II. 46.

16 Fortes fortuna adjuvat.

Fortune favors the brave. TERENCE-Phormio. I. 4. 26. Quoted as a proverb.

(See also OVID)

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Bravery never goes out of fashion.

THACKERAY-Four Georges. George Second.

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How well Horatius kept the bridge
In the brave days of old.
MACAULAY-Lays of Ancient Rome. Horatius.

70. 5 Rebus in angustis facile est contemnere vitam; Fortiter ille facit qui miser esse potest.

In adversity it is easy to despise life; he is truly brave who can endure a wretched life. MARTIAL-Epigrams. XI. 56. 15.

Audentes fortuna juvat.

Fortune favours the daring.
VERGIL-Æneid. X. 284 and 458. Same

phrase or idea found in CICERODe Finibus.
İII. 4. and Tusc. II. 4. CLAUDIANUS-Ad
Probin. XLIII. 9. ENNIUS-Annales. V.
262. Live-Bk. IV. 37; Bk. VII. 29; Bk.
XXXIV. 37. MENANDER—In STOBÆUS
Flor. VII. P. 206. Ed. 1709. OVID-Meta-
morphoses. X. 11. 27. PLINY THE YOUNGER
-Epistles. VI. 16. TACITUS—Annales. IV.
17.

(See also Ovid)

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'Tis more brave To live, than to die. OWEN MEREDITH (Lord Lytton)-Lucile. Pt.

II. Canto VI. St. 11. 7 Audentem Forsque Venusque juvant.

Fortune and love favour the brave.
OVID-Ars Amatoria. Bk. I. 608.
(See also DRYDEN, SCHILLER, TERENCE, VERGIL)
Omne solum forti patria est.

The brave find a home in every land.
OVID-Fasti. I. 493.

BRIBERY
And ye sall walk in silk attire,

And siller hae to spare,
Gin ye'll consent to be his bride,

Nor think o' Donald mair.
SUSANNA BLAMIREThe Siller Crown.

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Audentes deus ipse juvat.

God himself favors the brave.
Ovm-Metamorphoses. X. 586.

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Who combats bravely is not therefore brave:
He dreads a death-bed like the meanest slave.

POPE-Moral Essays. Epistle I. L. 115.

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Dem Muthigen hilft Gott.

God helps the brave.
SCHILLER—Wilhelm Tell. I. 2. 132.

(See also OVID) 12 Come one, come all! this rock shall fly From its firm base as soon as I. SCOTT-Lady of the Lake Canto V. St. 10.

He did look far
Into the service of the time, and was
Discipled of the bravest; he lasted long;
But on us both did haggish age steal on
And wore us out of act.

All's Well That Ends Well. Act I. Sc. 2. L. 26.

'Tis pleasant purchasing our fellow-creatures;

And all are to be sold, if you consider Their passions, and are dext'rous; some by fea

tures Are brought up, others by a warlike leader; Some by a place as tend their years or natures; The most by ready cash—but all have prices, From crowns to kicks, according to their vices. BYRON—Don Juan. Canto V. St. 27.

(See also WALPOLE) Flowery oratory he (Walpole] despised. He ascribed to the interested views of themselves or their relatives the declarations of pretended patriots, of whom he said, “All those men have their price.” Coxe-Memoirs of Walpole. Vol. IV. P. 369.

(See also BYRON, WALPOLE) hoarseness caused by swallowing gold and silver. DEMOSTHENES, bribed not to speak against

HARPALUS, he pretended to have lost his voice. PLUTARCH quotes the accusation as above. Also elsewhere refers to it as the "silver quinsey."

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Solid men of Boston, banish long potations!
Solid men of Boston, make no long orations!
CHARLES MORRISPitt and Dundas's Return

to London from Wimbledon. American Song.
From Lyra Urbanica.

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Solid men of Boston, make no long orations; Solid men of Boston, drink no long potations; Solid men of Boston, go to bed at sundown; Never lose your way like the loggerheads of

London. Billy Pitt and the Farmer. Printed in “Asylum

for Fugitive Pieces" (1786), without author's

name.

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Massachusetts has been the wheel within New England, and Boston the wheel within Massachusetts. Boston therefore is often called the “hub of the world," since it has been the source and fountain of the ideas that have reared and made America. Rev. F. B. ZINCKLE—Last Winter in the United States. (1868)

(See also HOLMES)

How sleep the brave, who sink tı
By all their country's wishes ble
COLLINS-Ode written in 17
Authorship disputed. Four

Alfred the Great, altere-
Masque, presented Aug.:

THOMPSON and MALLET
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Brave men are brave fri
CORNEILLE—Le Cid.

(See also
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The brave that are no

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BOYHOOD (See CHILDHOOD, YOUTH) BRAVERY (See also COURAGE, VALOR)

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Zwar der Tapfere nennt sich Herr der Länder
Durch sein Eisen, durch sein Blut.

The brave man, indeed, calls himself lord of the land, through his iron, through his blood. ARNDT-Lehre an den Menschen. 5.

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Wie Orgelton und Glockenklang;
Wer hohes Muths sich rühmen kann
Den lohnt nicht Guld, den lohnt Gesang.
Song of the br how thrills thy tone

As when the Organ's music rolls;
No gold rewards, but song alone,

The deeds of great and noble souls. BÜRGER—Lied von Braven Mann.

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BRONX RIVER Yet I will look upon thy face again,

My own romantic Bronx, and it will be A face more pleasant than the face of men.

Thy waves are old companions, I shall see A well remembered form in each old tree And hear a voice long loved in thy wild min

strelsy. JOSEPH RODMAN DRAKE-Bronx.

Judges and senates have been bought for gold; Esteem and love were never to be sold.

POPE-Essay on Man. Ep. IV. L. 187.

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A noise like of a hidden brook

In the leafy month of June,
That to the sleeping woods all night

Singeth a quiet tune.
COLERIDGEThe Ancient Mariner. Pt. V.

St. 18.

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Auro pulsa fides, auro venalia jura,
Aurum lex sequitur, mox sine lege pudor.

By gold all good faith has been banished; by gold our rights are abused; the law itself is influenced by gold, and soon there will be an end of every modest restraint.

PROPERTIUSElegiæ. III. 13. 48. No mortal thing can bear so high a price, But that with mortal thing it may be bought. SIR WALTER RALEIGH, Love the Only Price of Love.

'Tis gold Which buys admittance; oft it doth; yea, and

makes Diana's rangers false themselves, yield up Their deer to the stand o' the stealer: and 'tis

gold Which makes the true man kill'd and saves the

thief; Nay, sometimes hangs both thief and true man.

Cymbeline. Act II. Sc. 3. L. 72.

The streams, rejoiced that winter's work is done, Talk of to-morrow's cowslips as they run. EBENEZER ELLIOTT— The Village Patriarch.

Love and Other Poems. Spring.

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From Helicon's harmonious springs
A thousand rills their mazy progress take.

GRAY--The Progress of Poesy. I. 1. L. 3.

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Singing in soothing tones. HOODTown and Country. St. 9.

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There is gold for you.
Sell me your good report.
Cymbeline. Act II. Sc. 3. L. 87.

What, shall one of us, That struck the foremost man of all this world But for supporting robbers, shall we now Contaminate our fingers with base bribes?

Julius Cæsar. Act IV. Sc. 3. L. 22.

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Thou hastenest down between the hills to meet

me at the road, The secret scarcely lisping of thy beautiful abode Among the pines and mosses of yonder shadowy

height, Where thou dost sparkle into song, and fill the

woods with light. LUCY LARCOM-Friend Brook. St. 1.

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There is thy gold, worse poison to men's souls, Doing more murders in this loathsome world, Than these poor compounds that thou mayst

not sell. I sell thee poison, thou hast sold me none.

Romeo and Juliet. Act V. Sc. 1. L. 80.

See, how the stream has overflowed
Its banks, and o'er the meadow road

Is spreading far and wide!
LONGFELLOW-Christus. The Golden Legend.

Pt. III. Sc. 7. The Nativity.

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The music of the brook silenced all conversation.

LONGFELLOW-Kavanagh. Ch. XXI.

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Every man has his price.
SIR ROBERT WALPOLE—Speech. Nov. or

Dec., 1734, according to A. F. ROBBINS, in
Gentleman's Mag. No. IV, Pp. 589-92.
641-4. HORACE WALPOLE asserts it was
attributed to Walpole by his enemies. See
Letter, Aug. 26, 1785. Article in Notes and
Queries, May 11, 1907. Pp. 367–8, asserts

I wandered by the brook-side,

I wandered by the mill;
I could not hear the brook flow.

The noisy wheel was still.
MONCKTON MILNES (Lord Houghton)—The

Brookside.

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Gently running made sweet music with the When we speak of the commerce with our enameled stones and seemed to give a gentle colonies, fiction lags after truth, invention is unkiss to every sedge he overtook in his watery fruitful, and imagination cold and barren. pilgrimage.

BURKE-Speech on the Conciliation of America. Seven Champions. Pt. III. Ch. XII.

In matters of commerce the fault of the Dutch 2 He makes sweet music with the enameled stones,

Is offering too little and asking too much. Giving a gentle kiss to every sedge,

The French are with equal advantage contentHe overtaketh in his pilgrimage.

So we clap on Dutch bottoms just 20 per cent. Two Gentlemen of Verona. Act II. Sc. 7.

GEORGE CANNING's dispatch to SiR CHARLES

Bagot, Jan. 31, 1826. See Notes and Queries,

Oct. 4, 1902. P. 270. Claimed for MAR· I chatter, chatter, as I flow

VELL in London Morning Post, May 25, To join the brimming river,

1904. For men may come and men may go,

In making of treaties the fault of the Dutch, But I go on forever.

Is giving too little and asking too much. TENNYSON—The Brook.

Given as a verbatim copy of the dispatch. Brook! whose society the poet seeks, Intent his wasted spirits to renew;

Keep thy shop, and thy shop will keep thee. And whom the curious painter doth pursue

Light gains make heavy purses. 'Tis good to be Through rocky passes, among flowery creeks,

merry and wise. And tracks thee dancing down thy water-breaks.

GEORGE CHAPMAN–Eastward Ho. Act I. WORDSWORTH-Brook! Whose Society the Poet

Sc. 1. (Written by CHAPMAN, JONSON and Seeks.

MARSTON.)
BUILDING (See ARCHITECTURE, CARPENTRY,

Despatch is the soul of business.
MASONS)

CHESTERFIELDLetters. Feb. 5, 1750.
BURDENS (See CARE)

You foolish man, you don't even know your

own foolish business. BUSINESS

CHESTERFIELD to John Anstis, the Garter Nation of shopkeepers.

King of Arms. Attributed to him in JESSE's Attributed to SAMUEL ADAMs Oration, said

Memories of the Courts of the Stuarts to have been delivered at Philadelphia State

Nassau and Hanover,
House, Aug. 1, 1776. Printed in Phil., re-

(See also MAULE, WESTBURY)
printed for E. JOHNSON, 4 Ludgate Hill

, London. (1776) According to w. V.

This business will never hold water. WELLS-Life of Adams: “No such Ameri

COLLEY CIBBER--She Wou'd and She Wou'd can edition has ever been seen, but at least

Not. Act IV.
four copies are known of the London issue.
A German translation of this oration was

They (corporations) cannot commit treason, printed in 1778, perhaps at Berne; the place nor be outlawed, nor excommunicated, for they of publication is not given."

have no souls. (See also NAPOLEON under ENGLAND)

COKE-Reports. Vol. V. The Case of Sutton's

Hospital. CAMPBELL-Lives of the Lords

Chancellors. Talk of nothing but business, and dispatch that business quickly.

(See also HAZLITT, HONE, THURLOW) On a placard placed by Aldus on the door of

A business with an income at its heels.
his printing office. See DIBDIN–Introduc-
tion. Vol. I. P. 436.

COWPERRetirement. L. 614.
Business tomorrow.

Swear, fool, or starve; for the dilemma's even; Founded on the words of ARCHIAS OF THEBES.

A tradesman thou! and hope to go to heaven?

DRYDENPersius. Sat. V. L. 204.

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