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Sweet are the slumbers of the virtuous man!
a. ADDISON-Cato. Act V. Sc. 4.
One's outlook is a part of his virtue.
fate, Exalts great Nature's favourites; a wealth That ne'er encumbers, nor can be trans
Bk. IV. Line 284.
The only amaranthine flower on earth
9 CRABBE-- The Borough. Letter XVII. Virtue, dear Friend! needs no defence; The surest guard is innocence: None knew till guilt created fear What darts or poison'd arrows were.
WENTWORTH DILLON (Earl of Roscom
mom)-- Translation. The lentysecond Ode of 1st Book of Horace.
St 1. A virtuous deed should never be delay'd, The impulse comes from Heav'n, and he who
strives A moment to repress it, disobeys The god within his mind.
ALEXANDER Dow-Sethona. Virtue is her own reward. t. DRYDEN-- Tyrannic Love. Act III.
Sc. 1. Virtue, though in rags, will keep me warm. DRYDEN-- Imitation of Horace. Bk. I.
Ode XXIX. Line 87. It is a far greater virtue to love the true for itself alone, than to love the good for it. self alone.
EMERSON—First Visit to England. The only reward of virtue is virtue.
EMERSON – Essay. Of Friendship. Oh, Virtue! I have followed you through life, and find you at last but a shade.
2. EURIPIDES. Fooled thou must be, though wisest of the
y. Froin the Persian.
Gay— The Father and Jupiter.
shame, And death's a pleasant road that leads to
Verses Written 1690.
Gay-Epistle to Methuen. Line 42. His failings leaned to virtue's side. GOLDSMITH - Deserted l'illage.
Line 164. To be discontented with the divine discontent, and to be ashamed with the noble shame, is the very germ of the first upgrowth of all virtue. dd. Chas. KINGSLEY-Health and Educa.
tion. The Science of Ile ilth.
Whilst shame keeps its watch, virtue is not wholly extinguished in the heart. I. BURKE-Reflections on the Revolution
in France. Fie on possession, But if a man be vertuous withal. L. CHAUCER— Canterbury Tales. The
Frankeleynes. Prologue. Line 10988. The firste vertue, sone, if thou wilt lere, Is to restreine, and kepen wel thy tonge. i, Chaucer- Canterbury Tales. The
Mannciples Tale. Line 17281. The great theatre for virtue is conscience.
j. CICERO. Well may your heart believe the truths I tell; 'Tis virtue makes the bliss where'er we
dwell. k. COLLINS--Eclogue 1. Line 5. Selim.
Is he not a man of complete virtue who feels no discomposure though men may take no note of him?
I. CONFUCIUS-Analects. Ch. IV.
Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors.
n. CONFUCIUS—Anulects. Bk. I. Ch. III. And he by no uncommon lot Was famed for virtues he had not. 0. COWPER- To the Rev. William Bull.
Virtue is an angel, but she is å blind one, and must ask of knowledge to show her the pathway that leads to her goal. MANN- A Few Thoughts for a Young
Man. God sure esteems the growth and completing of one virtuous person, more than the restraint of ten vicious. b. MILTON — Areopagitica. A Speech for
the Liberiy of Unlicensed Printing. Or, if Virtue feeble were, Heaven itself would stoop to her.
MILTON- Comus. Line 1022. Virtue could see to do what Virtue would By her own radiant light, though sun and
moon Were in the flat sea sunk.
d. MILTON - Comus. Line 373. Virtue may be assailed, but never hurt. Surprised by unjust force, but not enthralled; Yea, even that which mischief meant most
harm Shall in the happy trial prove most glory.
MILTON -- Comus. Line 589. Let this great maxim be my virtue's guide; In part she is to blame that has been try'd, He comes too near, that comes to be deny'd. f. LADY MONTAGU— The Lady's Resolve.
Line 9. Virtue is to herself the best reward. g.
HENRY MOORE-Cupid's Conflict. As for you, I shall advise you in a few words: aspire only to those virtues that are peculiar to your sex; follow your natural modesty, and think it your greatest commendation not to be talked of one way or the other. h. PERICLES— Oration to the Athenian
Women. Virtue only finds eternal Fame. i. PETRARCH— The Triumph of Fame.
Pt. I. Line 183. The most virtuous of all men is he that contents himself with being virtuous without seeking to appear so.
j. PLATO. But sometimes Virtue starves, while Vice is
fed. Wliat then? Is the reward of Virtue bread ? k. POPE- Essay on Man. Ep. IV.
Line 149, Court-virtues bear, like Gems, the highest
rate, Born where Heav'n's influence scarce can
penetrate: In life's low vale, the soil the Virtues like, They please as beauties, here as wonders
strike. Tho’ the same Sun with all diffusive rays Blush in the Rose, and in the Dimond blaze, We prize the stronger effort of his pow'r, And justly set the Gem above the flow'r.
I. POPE— Moral Essays. Ep. I. Line 141.
Go, search it there, where to be born and die, Of rich and poor makes all the history; Enough, that Virtue fill'd the space between; Prov'd, by the ends of being, to have been. POPE- Moral Essay. Ep. III.
Line 287. Know then this truth (enough for man to
know), “Virtue alone is Happiness below." Pope-Essay on Man. Ep. IV.
Line 309. O let us still the secret joy partake, To follow virtue even for virtue's sake.
POPE- Temple of Fame. Line 364. There is nothing that is meritorious but virtue and friendship; and indeed friendship itself is only a part of virtue. p. Pop-On His Death-Bed.
Johnson's Life of Pope. The soul's calm sunshine, and the heartfelt
joy, Is virtue's prize. 9. POPE- Essay on Man. Ep. IV.
Line 168. So unaffected, so compos'd a mind; So firm, so soft; so strong, yet so refin'd; Heav'n, as its purest gold, by Tortures try'd; The saint sustain'd it, but the woman died.
Pope, Epitaph VI. Virtue may choose the high or low Degree, 'Tis just alike to Virtue, and to me; Dwell in a Monk, or light upon a King. She's still the same, belov'd, contented thing. POPE--Epilogue to Satires. Dialogue I.
Line 137. Virtue she finds too painful an endeavour, Content to dwell in Decencies forever. t. Pope, Moral Essays. Ep. II.
Line 163. Virtue is its own reward. PRIOR-- Imitation of Horace. Bk. III.
Ode II. GAY-- Epistle to Methuen.
HOME- Douglas. Act III. Sc. 1. Sweet drop of pure and pearly light,
In thee the rays of virtue shine;
ROGERS--On a Tear.
Julius Cæsar. Act V. Sc. 5.
Hamlet. Act UI. Sc. 4.
For in the fatness of these pursy times,
His virtues Will plead like angels, trumpet-tongued,
against The deep damnation of his taking-off.
Macbeth. Act I. Sc. 7.
If I am
Traduc'd by ignorant tongues, which neither
kzow Jly faculties, nor person, yet will be The chronicles of my doing!--let me say "Tis but the fate of place, and the rough
brake That virtue must go through. d. Henry VII. Act I. Sc. 2.
I held it ever, Virtue and cunning were endowments
To show virtue her own feature, scorn her own image, and the very age and body of the time, his form and presence.
1. Hamlet. Act III. Sc. 2. Virtue is bold, and goodness never fearful.
Measure for Measure. Act III. Sc. 1. Virtue is chok'd with foul ambition.
Henry VI. Pt. II. Act III. Sc. 1. Virtue itself turns vice, being misapplied; And vice sometime's by action dignified.
Romeo and Juliet. Act II. Sc. 3. Virtue, that transgresses, is but patched with sin; and sin that amends, is but patched with virtue.
p. Twelfth Night. Act I. Sc. 3. There is no happiness without virtue. 9. MADAME DE STAËL- Influence of the
Pussions. Introduction, Virtue often trips and falls on the sharpedged rock of poverty.
r. EUGÈNE SUE. Virtue, the greatest of all monarchics. SWIFT- Ode. To the Hon. Sir William
Temple. What, what is virtue, but repose of mind, A pure ethereal calm, that knows no storm; Above the reach of wild Ambition's wind, Above those passions that this world deform, And torture man. t. THOMAS-- Custle of Indolence.
Canto I. St. 16.
My heart laments that virtue cannot live
Never could the strumpet,
how. i. Measure for Measure. Act II. Sc. 2.
The trumpet of his own virtues.
Good company and good discourse are the very sinews of virtue. WALTON— Complete Angler. Pt. I.
Ch. II. (Continued.) Virtue, a reward to itself. WALTON- Complete Angler. Pt. I.
Ch. I. Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
GEO. WASHINGTON -- Moral Maxims. l'irtue and Vice. The Triul of Virtue.
I have ever thought, Nature doth nothing so great for great men, As when she's pleas'd to make them lords of
truth. Integrity of life is fame's best friend, Which nobly, beyond death shall crown the
end. y. JOHN WEBSTER- The Duchess of Malfi.
Act V. Sc. 5. To know the world, not love her, is thy
point; She gives but little, nor that little long. Young-Night Thoughts. Night VIII.
Thyself and thy belongings Are not thine own so proper, as to waste Thyself upon thy virtues, they on thee, Heaven doth with us as we with lighted
torches do, Not light them, for themselves; for if our
virtues Did not go forth of us 'twere all alike As if we had them not.
k. Measure for Measure. Act I, Sc. 1.
Oh, there is something in that voice that
reaches The innermost recesses of my spirit! g. LONGFELLOW --Christus. Pt. I. The
Divine Tragedy. The First
Passover. Pt. VI.
Thy voice Is a celestial melody. h. LONGFELLOW-Masque of Pandora.
Pt. V. How sweetly sounds the voice of a good
woman! It is so seldom heard, that, when it speaks, It ravishes all senses. i. MASSINGER--The Old Lar. Act IV.
Sc. 2. The people's voice is odd, It is, and it is not, the voice of God. ). Pope- To Augustus. Bk. II. Ep. I.
Line 89. A sweet voice, a little indistinct and murfled, which caresses and does not thrill; an utterance which glides on without emphasis, and lays stress only on what is deeply felt. k. GEORGES SAND- Handsome Larorence.
Ch. III. Her voice was ever soft, Gentle, and low; an excellent thing in
woman, 1. King Lear. Act V. Sc. 3. Two voices are there; one is of the sea, One of the mountains: each a mighty Voice. m. WORDSWORTH - Thought of a Briton on
the Subjugation of Switzerland.
Lay down the axe; fling by the spade:
Leave in its track the toiling plough; The rifle and the bayonet-blade
For arms like yours were fitter now; And let the hands that ply the pen
Quit the light task, and learn to wield The horseman's crooked brand, and rein The charger on the battle-field. BRYANT- Our Country's Call.
The chance of war Is equal, and the slayer oft is slain. p. BRYANT's Homer's liad. Bk. XVIII.
On to victorie!
The trenchant blade, Toledo trusty,
And there was mounting in hot haste: the
steed, The mustering squadron, and the clattering
car, Went pouring forward with impetuous speed, And swiftly forming in the ranks of war; And the deep thunder peel on peel afar; And near, the beat of the alarming drum Ronsed up the soldier, ere the morning star; While throng'd the citizens with terror
dumb, Or whispering, with white lips“ The foe!
they come! they come!' b. BYRON— Childe Harold. Canto III.
Around me the steed and the rider are lying, To wake at the bugle's loud summons no
moreAnd here is the banner that o'er them was
flying, Torn, trampled, and sullied, with earth
and with gore. With morn----where the conflict the wildest
was roaring, Where sabres were clashing, and deat:
shot were pouring, That banner was proudest and loftiest soar
ing-Now standard and banner alike are no
more! i. ELIZABETH M. CHANDLER--Battle-Field.
War will never yield but to the principles of universal justice and love, and these have no sure root but in the religion of Jesus Christ. j. CHANNING--War.
Hence jarring sectaries may learn Their real int'rest to discern; That brother should not war with brother, And worry and devour each other.
k. COWPER— The Nightingale and Glow
War's a game whiclı, were their subjects
wise, Kings would not play at.
1. COWPER--The Task. Bk. V. Line 187.
Is it for this the Spanish maid, aroused, Hangs on the willow her unstrung guitar, And, all unsex'd, the anlace hath espoused, Sung the loud song, and dared the deed of
war? And she, whom once the semblance of a scar Appall’d, an owlet's larum chill'd with dread, Now views the column-scattering bay'net
jar, The falchior flash, and o'er the yet warm
dead Stalks with Minerva's step where Mars might
quake to tread. d. BYRON - Childe Harold. Canto I.
The midnight brought the signal-sound of
strife, The morn the marshalling in arms,--the day Battle's magnificently-stern array ! BYRON - Childe Harold. Canto III.