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Vixere fortes ante Agamemnona
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.
(See also BYRON) 2
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)
Bravery never goes out of fashion.
THACKERAY-Four Georges. George Second.
How well Horatius kept the bridge
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.
phrase or idea found in CICERO—De Finibus.
(See also Ovid)
'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.
The brave find a home in every land.
And siller hae to spare,
Nor think o' Donald mair.
Audentes deus ipse juvat.
God himself favors the brave.
POPE-Moral Essays. Epistle I. L. 115.
God helps the brave.
(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
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."
Solid men of Boston, banish long potations!
to London from Wimbledon. American Song.
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
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
Alfred the Great, altere-
THOMPSON and MALLET
Brave men are brave fri
COWPER— On the L
(So sh The lovely Sate like In flower
BOYHOOD (See CHILDHOOD, YOUTH) BRAVERY (See also COURAGE, VALOR)
Zwar der Tapfere nennt sich Herr der Länder
The brave man, indeed, calls himself lord of the land, through his iron, through his blood. ARNDT-Lehre an den Menschen. 5.
Hoch klingt das Lied vom braven Mann,
As when the Organ's music rolls;
The deeds of great and noble souls. BÜRGER—Lied von Braven Mann.
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the hills to meci 2 i hy beautiful abode se of yonder shadowy se sng and fill the Brook. st. 1.
Z zestor Tad
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.
In the leafy month of June,
Singeth a quiet tune.
Auro pulsa fides, auro venalia jura,
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.
PROPERTIUS—Elegiæ. 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.
From Helicon's harmonious springs
GRAY--The Progress of Poesy. I. 1. L. 3.
18 Sweet are the little brooks that run O'er pebbles glancing in the sun,
Singing in soothing tones. HOODTown and Country. St. 9.
There is gold for you.
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.
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.
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
Is spreading far and wide!
Pt. III. Sc. 7. The Nativity.
The music of the brook silenced all conversation.
LONGFELLOW-Kavanagh. Ch. XXI.
Every man has his price.
Dec., 1734, according to A. F. ROBBINS, in
I wandered by the brook-side,
I wandered by the mill;
The noisy wheel was still.
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.
Despatch is the soul of business.
CHESTERFIELD—Letters. Feb. 5, 1750.
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,
(See also MAULE, WESTBURY)
, 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.
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.
COWPER—Retirement. L. 614.
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?
DRYDEN—Persius. Sat. V. L. 204.