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Hi3 overthrow heap'd happiness upon him; For then, and not till then, he felt himself, And found the blessedness of being little. Henry VIII. Act IV. Sc. 2.
Be loving and you will never want for love; be humble, and you will never want for guiding.
D. M. MULOCK-Olive. Ch. XXIV.
Sweet are the uses of adversity;
Two Gentlemen of Verona. Act IV. Sc. 1. They can be meek that have no other cause, A wretched soul, bruis'd with adversity, We bid be quiet, when we hear it cry. Comedy of Errors. Act II. Sc. 1.
Be niggards of advice on no pretense;
n. POPE-Essay on Criticism. Line 578.
Direct not him, whose way himself will choose;
"Tis breath thou lack'st, and that breath wilt thou lose.
Richard II. Act II. Sc. 1.
Here comes a man of comfort, whose advice
I pray thee cease thy counsel,
Much Ado About Nothing. Act V. Sc. 1. When a wise man gives thee better coun、 sel, give me mine again.
r. King Lear. Act II. Sc. 4.
She had a good opinion of advice,
Like all who give and eke receive it gratis, For which small thanks are still the market
price, Even where the article at highest rate is.
k. BYRON-Don Juan. Canto XV. St. 29.
Affection is the broadest basis of a good life.
Let him go abroad to a distant country; let him go to some place where he is not known. Don't let him go to the devil where he is known. 1.
As for murmurs, mother, we grumble a little But there's no now and then to be sure. love lost between us.
SAM'L JOHNSON-Boswell's Life of
GOLDSMITH-She Stoops to Conquer. Act IV. Talk not of wasted affection, affection never was wasted;
If it enrich not the heart of another, its waters, returning
Back to their springs, like the rain, shall fill them full of refreshment;
That which the fountain sends forth returns again to the fountain.
LONGFELLOW--Evangeline. Pt. II. St. 1.
Affection is a coal that must be cool'd; Else suffer'd it will set the heart on fire. Venus and Adonis.
So loving to my mother, That he might not beteem the winds of heaven
Visit her face too roughly. Hamlet. Act I. Sc. 2.
Such affection and unbroken faith As temper life's worst bitterness.
SHELLEY-The Cenci. Act. III. Sc. 1.
Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success.
i. BACON-Essay XLII. Of Youth and Age. Old age comes on apace to ravage all the clime.
j. BEATTIE-The Minstrel. Bk. I. St. 25.
To resist with success, the frigidity of old age, one must combine the body, the mind, and the heart; to keep these in parallel vigor, one must exercise, study and love. BONSTETTEN--In Abel Stevens'
Madame de Stael. Ch. XXVI.
No chronic tortures racked his aged limb, For luxury and sloth had nourished none for him.
BRYANT-The Old Man's Funeral.
Old age is courteous-no one more :
Alike all ages: dames of ancient days Have led their children through the mirthful maze,
And the gay grandsire, skill'd in gestic lore, Has frisked beneath the burden of threescore.
w. GOLDSMITH - The Traveller. Line 251. O blest retirement! friend to life's declineHow blest is he who crowns, in shades like these,
A youth of labour with an age of ease! x. GOLDSMITH-The Deserted Village. Line 97