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O ye powers that search The heart of man, and weigh his inmost thoughts, If I have done amiss, impute it not! The best may err, but you are good.
ADDISON—Cato. Act V. Sc. 4.
Who God doth late and early pray
Happy Life. St. 5.
YOUNG—Night Thoughts. Night IV. L. 550. But if man loses all, when life is lost, He lives a coward, or a fool expires.
D'uomo è il fallir, ma dal malvagio il buono
To err is human; but contrition felt for the crime distinguishes the virtuous from the wicked. ALFIERI—Rosmunda. III. 1.
To sigh, yet not recede; to grieve, yet not repent! CRABBE—Tales of the Hall. Bk. III. Boys at
School. Last line,
It is never too late to turn from the errors of When prodigals return great things are done.
our ways: A. Å. DOWTY—The Siliad. In BEETON'S He who repents of his sins is almost innocent. Christmas Annual. 1873.
(See also HERBERT) I do not buy repentance at so heavy a cost as a thousand drachma.
Nec unquam primi consilii deos pænitet.
SENECA-De Beneficiis. VI. 23.
What then? what rests?
torturing hour" in CAMPBELL-Pleasures of Yet what can it when one cannot repent? Hope. Pt. I. Midsummer Night's Dream. O wretched state! O bosom black as death! Act V. Sc. 1.
O limed soul, that struggling to be free (See also MILTON)
Art more engag'd!
Hamlet. Act III. Sc. 3. L. 64.
Well, I'll repent, and that suddenly, while I HERBERT—The Temple. The Church Porch. am in some liking; I shall be out of heart shortly,
and then I shall have no strength to repent. Who after his transgression dotb repent,
Henry IV. Pt. I. Act III. Sc. 3. L. 5.
Under your good correction, I have seen,
When, after execution judgment hath
Repented o'er his doom. He comes never late who comes repentant.
Measure for Measure. Act II. Sc. 2. L. 10. JUAN DE HOROZCO-Manasses, Rey de India. Jorn. III.
And wet his grave with my repentant tears.
Richard III. Act I. Sc. 2. L. 216. Woman, amends may never come too late. Thos. LODGE AND ROBT. GREENE-A Looking Cave ne quidquam incipias, quod post peGlass for London and England.
Take care not to begin anything of which God dropped a spark down into everyone,
you may repent. And if we find and fan it to a blaze,
And light the wandering out of stony ways. Velox consilium sequitur pænitentia.
Amid the roses, fierce Repentance rears
Her snaky crest; a quick-returning pang MILTON- Paradise Lost. Bk. II. L. 90. Shoots through the conscious heart. (See also GRAY)
THOMSON-Seasons. Spring. L. 995. He (Cato) used to say that in all his life he And while the lamp holds out to burn, never repented but of three things. The first The vilest sinner may return. was that he had trusted a woman with a secret; Isaac Watts—Hymns and Spiritual Songs. the second that he had gone by sea when he Bk. I. Hymn 88. might have gone by land; and the third, that he had passed one day without having a will by him.
REPOSE (See also REST) PLUTARCH-Life of Cato. Vol. II. P. 495.
LANGHORNE's trans. Same in SIMPLICIUS- But quiet to quick bosoms is a hell. Commentary on the Enchiridion of EPICTE- BYRON-Childe Harold. Canto III. St. 42. TUS. Ch. IX. P. 52. (Ed. 1670)
What sweet delight a quiet life affords.
DRUMMOND-Sonnet. P. 38.
To husband out life's taper at the close,
And keep the flames from wasting by repose. But with the morning cool repentance came.
GOLDSMITH-Deserted Village. L. 87. SCOTT--Rob Roy. Ch. XII. The Monastery. Ch. III. Note 11. “But with the morning The toils of honour dignify repose. cool reflection came.” In Chronicles of HOOLE-Metastasia. Achilles in Lucias. Act Canongate. Ch. IV. "Calm” substituted for III. Last Scene. "cool" in The Antiquary. Ch. V.
The wind breath'd soft as lover's sigh, Nam sera nunquam est ad bonos mores via. And, oft renew'd, seem'd oft to die, Quem pænitet peccasse, pæne est innocens. With breathless pause between,
O wbo, with speech of war and woes,
Of such enchanting scene!
Scort-Lord of the Isles. Canto IV. St. 13. These should be hours for necessities, Not for delights; times to repair our nature With comforting repose, and not for us To waste these times.
Henry VIII. Act V. Sc. 1. L. 3. Our foster-nurse of nature is repose, The which he lacks; that to provoke in him, Are many simples operative, whose power Will close the eye of anguish.
King Lear. Act IV. Sc. 4. L. 12.
Attributed to ENNIUS. Quoted by CICERO
Tusc. Quæst. 15. 34. Latter part said to
be ENNIUS' Epitaph. A lost good name is ne'er retriev'd. Gay-Fables. The Fox at the Point of Death.
L. 46. 14
Denn ein wanderndes Mädchen ist immer von schwankendem Rufe.
For a strolling damsel a doubtful reputation bears. GOETHE--Hermann und Dorothea. VII. 93.
Study to be quiet.
Thessalonians. IV. 11.
Ich halte nichts von dem, der von sich denkt
I consider him of no account who esteems himself just as the popular breath may chance to raise him. GOETHE-I phigenia auf Tauris. II. 1. 140.
The best of men have ever loved repose:
They hate to mingle in the filthy fray; Where the soul sours, and gradual rancour grows,
Imbitter'd more from peevish day to day. THOMSON—The Castle of Indolence. Canto I.
Dulcis et alta quies, placidæque simillima morti.
Sweet and deep repose, very much resembling quiet death. VERGIL- Æneid. VI. 522.
That man is thought a dangerous knave,
Or zealot plotting crime,
Is wiser than his time.
MILNES)--Men of Old. Reputation is but a synonyme of popularity: dependent on suffrage, to be increased or diminished at the will of the voters. MRS. JAMESON–Memoirs and Essays. Wash
ington Allston. Reputations, like beavers and cloaks, shall last some people twice the time of others. DOUGLAS JERROLD-Specimens of Jerrold's
Deus nobis hæc otia fecit.
God has given us this repose.
Every one goes astray, but the least imprudent are they who repent the soonest. VOLTAIRE-Nanine. II. 10.
How many worthy men have we seen survive their own reputation!
MONTAIGNE—Essays. Of Glory.
To be pointed out with the finger.
PERSIUS-Satires. I. L. 28.
REPUTATION (See also NAME) It is a maxim with me that no man was ever written out of reputation but by himself. RICHARD BENTLEY–MONK's Life of Bentley. Vol. I. Ch. VI.
(See also EMERSON) And reputation bleeds in ev'ry word.
In various talk th' instructive hours they past,
stanza not found in his printed works.)
Negligere quid de se quisque sentiat, non solum arrogantis est, sed etiam omnino dissoluti.
To disregard what the world thinks of us is not only arrogant but utterly shameless. CICERO —De Officiis. 1. 28.
Das Aergste weiss die Welt von mir, und ich
The worst of me is known, and I can say that I am better than the reputation I bear. SCHILLER-Marie Stuart. III. 4. 208.
No book was ever written down by any but itself. EMERSON--Spiritual Laws.
(See also BENTLEY)
I have offended reputation,
Antony and Cleopatra. Act III. Sc. 11. L. 49.
Nemo me lacrymis decoret, nec funera fletu.
Let no one honour me with tears, or bury me with lamentation. Why? Because I fly hither and thither, living in the mouths of men.
0, I have lost my reputation! I have lost the immortal part of myself, and what remains is bestial.
Othello. Act II. Sc. 3. 1. 262.
Thy death-bed is no lesser than thy land
Richard II. Act II. Sc. 1. L. 95.
4 I see my reputation is at stake: My fame is shewdly gor'd.
Troilus and Cressida. Act III. Sc. 3. L. 227
Placeat homini quidquid deo placuit.
Let that please man wbich has pleased God. SENECA-Epistolæ Ad Lucilium. LXXIV.
16 Thus ready for the way of life or death, I wait the sharpest blow.
Pericles. Act I. Sc. 1. L. 54.
17 It seem'd so hard at first, mother, to leave the
blessed sun, And now it seems as hard to stay-and yet His
will be done! But still I think it can't be long before I find re
lease; And that good man, the clergynan, bas told me
words of peace. TENNYSON—The May-Queen. Conclusion. St. 3.
Videlicit, That each man swore to do his best To damn and perjure all the rest.
BUTLER—Hudibras. Pt. I. Canto II. L. 630.
Dare to look up to God and say, Deal with me in the future as Thou wilt; I am of the same mind as Thou art; I am Thine; I refuse nothing that pleases Thee; lead me where Thou wilt; clothe me in any dress Thou choosest.
EPICTETUS-Discourses. Bk. II. Ch. XVI.
I will be as harsh as truth and as uncompromising as justice. WILLIAM LLOYD GARRISON-Salutatory of the
Liberator. Vol. I. No. 1. Jan. 1, 1831.
Bends to the grave with unperceived decay,
GOLDSMITH-Deserted Village. L. 110.
Nor cast one longing, ling’ring look behind.
GRAY-Elegy in a Country Churchyard. St. 22.
In truth there is no such thing in man's nature as a settled and full resolve either for good or evil, except at the very moment of execution. HAWTHORNE - Twice - Told Tales. Fancy's
Hast thou attempted greatnesse?
Then go on;
For when two
Calm on the bosom of thy God,
In life's small things be resolute and great
Fate Thy measure takes, or when she'll say to thee, "I find thee worthy; do this deed for me?”
JOHN SELDEN–Table Talk. Wisdom.
King John. Act V. Sc. 1. L. 48.
For too much rest itself becomes a pain.
trans. 15 Rest is sweet after strife. OWEN MEREDITH (Lord Lytton)-Lucile. Pt.
I. Canto VI. St. 25.
And hearts resolved and hands prepared
REST (See also REPOSE) 5 In the rest of Nirvana all sorrows surcease: Only Buddha can guide to that city of Peace Whose inhabitants have the eternal release. Wm. R. ALGER-Oriental Poetry. A Leader
Life's race well run,
Now cometh rest.
on President Garfield. Claimed for him by his brother in Notes and Queries, May 25, 1901. P. 406. Claimed by MRS. JOHN MILLS, for JOHN Mills of Manchester, 1878. Appears in the Life of John Mills with account of origin. See Notes and Queries. Ser. 9. Vol. IV. P. 167. Also Vol. VII. P. 406.
One. Sc. 4. Triumph of Love.
0, what is more sweet than when the mind, set free from care, lays its burden down; and, when spent with distant travel, we come back to our home, and rest our limbs on the wishedfor bed? This. this alone, repays such toils as these! CATULLUS—Carmina. 31. 7.
8 Absence of occupation is not rest; A mind quite vacant is a mind distress'd.
CowPER-Retirement. L. 623.
Rest is not quitting the busy career;
translation of GOETHE. Main part original.) 10 Sweet is the pleasure itself cannot spoil. Is not true leisure one with true toil?
JOHN S. DWIGHT_True Rest.
Sleepe after toyle, port after stormie seas,
please. SPENSER—Faerie Queene. Bk. I. Canto IX.
Amidst these restless thoughts this rest I find, For those that rest not here, there's rest behind. THOMAS GATAKER-B. D. Nat. 4. Sept.,
Arcum intensio frangit, animum remissio.
Straining breaks the bow, and relaxation relieves the mind. SYRUS-Maxims.
On every mountain height Is rest.
And rest, that strengthens unto virtuous deeds,
Khaled. St. 4.