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The sun that brief December day Rose cheerless over hills of gray,
nd, darkly circled, gave at noon A sadder light than waning moon.
DEEDS (See also ACTION)
Who doth right deeds Is twice born, and who doeth ill deeds vile. EDWIN ARNOLD-Light of Asia. Bk. VI.
L. 78. 22 Deeds, not words. BEAUMONT AND FLETCHER—Lover's Progress. Act III. Sc. 6. (See also BUTLER, CICERO, PLAUTUS)
All your better deeds Shall be in water writ, but this in marble. BEAUMONT AND FLETCHER-Philaster. Act
V. Sc. 3. (See also BERTAUT, MORE; also HENRY VIII
under MANNERS, Bacon under LIFE)
He only is a well-made man who has a good determination.
Multitudes in the valley of decision.
Joel. III. 14.
L'injure se grave en métal; et le bienfait s'escrit en l'onde.
An injury graves itself in metal, but a benefit writes itself in water. JEAN BERTAUT.
(See also BEAUMONT) Qui facit per alium facit per se.
Anything done for another is done for oneself.
Bk. V. 12. Derived from Paulus-Digest.
pro eo est quasi ipsi solutum esset.) We have left undone those things which we ought to have done; and we have done those things which we ought not to have done.
Book of Common Prayer. General Confession.
“I worked for men," my Lord will say, When we meet at the end of the King's highway; “I walked with the beggar along the road, I kissed the bondsman stung by the goad, I bore my half of the porter's load. And what did you do," my Lord will say, As you
traveled along the King's highway?” ROBERT DAVIES—My Lord and I.
16 Thy Will for Deed I do accept. Du BARTAS-Divine Weekes and Workes. Second Week. Third Day. Pt. II.
(See also CIBBER) 17 Our deeds determine us, as much as we deter
mine our deeds.
Things of today? Deeds which are harvest for Eternity!
EBENEZER ELLIOTT—Hymn. L. 22.
20 Go put your creed into your deed, Nor speak with double tongue.
EMERSON-Ode. Concord. July 4, 1857.
Did nothing in particular,
W. S. GILBERT-Iolanthe.
'Tis not what man Does which exalts him, but
what man Would do. ROBERT BROWNING—Saul. XVIII.
6 For now the field is not far off Where we must give the world a proof Of deeds, not words. BUTLER-Hudibras. Pt. I. Canto I. L. 867.
(See also BEAUMONT) Little deeds of kindness, little words of love, Make our earth an Eden like the heaven above. JULIA A. CARNEY-Little Things. (Original
ly "make this pleasant earth below.") His deedes inimitable, like the Sea That shuts still as it opes, and leaves no tracts Nor prints of Precedent for poore men's facts. GEORGE CHAPMAN-Bussy d'Ambois. Act I. Sc. 1.
So our lives In acts exemplarie, not only winne Ourselves good Names, but doth to others give Matter for virtuous Deedes, by which wee live. GEORGE CHAPMAN-Bussy d'Ambois. Act I.
Und künftige Thaten drangen wie die Sterne Rings um uns her unzählig aus der Nacht.
And future deeds crowded round us as the countless stars in the night. GOETHE-Iphigenia auf Tauris. II. 1. 121.
23 For as one star another far exceeds, So souls in heaven are placed by their deeds.
ROBERT GREENE-A Maiden's Dream.
24 If thou do ill, the joy fades, not the pains. If well, the pain doth fade, the joy remains. GEORGE HERBERT~Church Porch. Last lines.
Same idea in Cato and MUSONIUS.
Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well. EARL OF CHESTERFIELD-Letters. March 10,
1746. 11 The will for the deed.
COLLEY CIBBER—The Rival Fools. Act III. (See also Du BARTAS, PLAUTUS, RABELAIS,
His deeds do not agree with his words.
(See also BEAUMONT)
SAMUEL DANIEL-Musophilus. St. 100.
14 Deeds are males, words females are. SIR JOHN DAVIES--Scene of Folly. P. 147.
(See also JOHNSON under WORDS)
Oh! 'tis easy To beget great deeds; but in the rearing of themThe threading in cold blood each mean detail, And furze brake of half-pertinent circumstance There lies the self-denial. CHARLES KINGSLEY—Saint's Tragedy. Act
IV. Sc. 3. 27
When a man dies they who survive him ask what property he has left behind. The angel who bends over the dying man asks what good deeds he has sent before him.
Nequam illud verbum est, Bene vult, nisi qui benefacit.
“He wishes well” is worthless, unless the deed go with it. PLAUTUS—Trinummus. II. 4. 38.
(See also CIBBER)
But the good deed, through the ages
Unconsumed by moth or rust.
II. Canto V. St. 8.
MILTON—Paradise Lost. Bk. III. L. 336.
Nor think thou with wind Of æry threats to awe whom yet with deeds Thou canst not.
MILTON—Paradise Lost. Bk. VI. L. 282.
Nemo beneficia in calendario scribit.
Nobody makes an entry of his good deeds in his day-book. SENECA-De Beneficiis. I. 2.
For men use, if they have an evil tourne, to write it in marble; and whoso doth us a good tourne we write it in duste. SIR THOMAS MORE–Richard III and his miserable End.
(See also BEAUMONT)
From lowest place when virtuous things proceed,
Actis ævum implet, non segnibus annis.
He fills his lifetime with deeds, not with inactive years. Ovm--Ad Liviam. 449. Adapted probably
from ALBINOVANUS PEDO, contemporary poet with Ovid.
He covets less Than misery itself would give; rewards His deeds with doing them, and is content To spend the time to end it.
Coriolanus. Act II. Sc. 2. L. 130.
I never saw Such noble fury in so poor a thing; Such precious deeds in one that promis'd nought But beggary and poor looks. Cymbeline. Act V. Sc. 5. L. 7.
There shall be done A deed of dreadful note.
Macbeth. Act III. Sc. 2, L. 43.
23 A deed without a name.
Macbeth. Act IV. Sc. 1. L. 49.
Ipse decor, recti facti si præmia desint,
Men do not value a good deed unless it brings a reward.
OviD-Epistolæ Ex Ponto. II. 3. 13.
The gods see the deeds of the righteous.
Their tables were stor'd full, to glad the sight, Thunder on! Stride on! Democracy. Strike And not so much to feed on as delight:
with vengeful strokes. All poverty was scorn'd, and pride so great,
WALT WHITMAN-Drum-Taps. Rise 0 Days The name of help grew odious to repeat.
From Your Fathomless Deep. No. 3. Pericles. Act I. Sc. 4. L. 28.
But the right is more precious than peace, and These violent delights have violent ends
we shall fight for the things which we have always And in their triumph die, like fire and powder, carried nearest our hearts—for democracy, for the Which as they kiss consume.
right of those who submit to authority to have a Romeo and Juliet. Act II. Sc. 6. L. 9. voice in their own Governments, for the rights
and liberties of small nations, for a universal DEMOCRACY (See also GOVERNMENT, PUBLIC, ples as shall bring peace and safety to all nations
dominion of right by such a concert of free peoSTATESMANSHIP)
and make the world itself at last free. For poets (bear the word)
WOODROW WILSON—Address to Congress. Half-poets even, are still whole democrats.
April 2, 1917. E. B. BROWNING—Aurora Leigh. Bk. 4.
(See also under WAR) A perfect democracy is therefore the most I believe in Democracy because it releases the shameless thing in the world.
energies of every human being. BURKE-Reflections on the Revolution in France. WOODROW WILSON—At the Workingman's Din
ner, New York, Sept. 4, 1912. And wrinkles, the dd democrats, won't flatter. BYRON—Don Juan. Canto X. St. XXIV. The world must be made safe for democracy.
Its peace must be planted upon the tested founYou can never have a revolution in order to dations of political liberty. We have no selfish establish a democracy. You must have a democ- ends to serve. We desire no conquest, no dominracy in order to have a revolution.
ion. We seek no indemnities for ourselves, no Ğ. K. CHESTERTON—Tremendous Trifles. material compensation for the sacrifices we shall Wind and the trees.
freely make. We are but one of the champions
of the rights of mankind. We shall be satisfied Le Césarisme, c'est la démocratie sans la liberté. when those rights have been made as secure as Cæsarism is democracy without liberty.
the faith and the freedom of nations can make TAXILE DELORD-L'Histoire du Second Em- them. pire.
WOODROW WILSON—Address to Congress.
April 2, 1917. (State of War with The world is weary of statesmen whom democ- Germany.) racy has degraded into politicians. BENJ. DISRAELI-Lothair. Ch. XVII.
DENTISTRY Democracy is on trial in the world, on a more
My curse upon thy venom'd stang, colossal scale than ever before.
That shoots my tortured gums alang; CHARLES FLETCHER DOLE—The Spirit of
And through my lugs gies monie a twang, Democracy.
Wi' gnawing vengeance,
Tearing my nerves wi' bitter pang, Drawn to the dregs of a democracy:
Like racking engines! DRYDEN-Absalom and Achitopel. Pt. I. L.
BURNS--Address to the Toothache. 227.
One said a tooth drawer was a kind of unconPuritanism, believing itself quick with the seed scionable trade, because his trade was nothing of religious liberty, laid, without knowing it, the else but to take away those things whereby every egg of democracy.
man gets his living. LOWELL-Among My Books. New England
HAZLITT-Shakespeare Jest Books. Conceits, Two Centuries Ago.
Clinches, Flashes and Whimzies. No. 84.
Democ'acy gives every man
Some ask'd how pearls did grow, and where, A right to be his own oppressor.
Then spoke I to my girle, LOWELL-Biglow Papers. Series 2. No. 7.
To part her lips, and showed them there
The quarelets of pearl. Thus our democracy was from an early period HERRICK—The Rock of Rubies, and the Quarrie the most aristocratic, and our aristocracy the of Pearls. most democratic. MACAULAY-History. Vol. I. P. 20.
Those cherries fairly do enclose
Of orient pearl a double row, To one that advised him to set up a democracy Which, when her lovely laughter shows, in Sparta, “Pray,” said Lycurgus, "do you
first They look like rosebuds fillid with snow. set up a democracy in your own house.
Set to music by RICHARD ALISON-An LYCURGUS in PLUTARCH'S Apophthegms of Howre's Recreation in Musike. See OLIKings and Great Commanders.
PHANT's La Messa Madrigalesca. P. 229.