A generous few, the vet'ran hardy gleanings
Of many a hapless sight, with a fierce
Heroic fire inspired each other;
Resolv'd on death, disdaining to survive
Their deared country --" if we fall," I cry'd,
“ Let us not tamely fall like passive cowards!
No let us live or let us die like men !
Come on my friends. To Alfred we will cut
Our glorious way; or, as we nobly perish,
Will offer to the genius of our country,
Whole hecatombs of Danes." As if one soul
Had mov'd them all, around their heads they flash'a
Their flaming falchions" Lead us to those Danes !
Our country! vengeance!" was the general cry.

[Masque of Alfred.

How ill this taper burns! -Ha! who comes here?
I think it is the weakness of mine eyes
That shapes this monstrous apparition!
It comes upon me---art thou any thing?
Art thou some god, some angel, or some devil?
That mak'st my blood cold and my hair to stand?
Speak to me, what art thou?

i Love.
Who can behold such beauty and be silent?
Oh! I could talk of thee for ever;
For ever fix and gaze on those dear

For, every glance they send, darts thro' my soul.

Hear me, rash man; on thy allegiance hear me,
Since thou hast striven to make us break our vow,
(Which not our nature nor our place can bear)
We banish thee for eyer from our sight
And kingdom. If, when three days are expired,
Thy hated trunk be found in our dominions,
That moment I thy death. Away!
By Jupiter this shall not be revok'd. (Tragedy of Learn

Away!---RO woman could descend so low,
A skipping, dancing, worthless tribe you are,

Fit only for yourselves, you herd together;
And when the circling glass warms your vain hearts,
You talk of beauties that you never faw,
And fancy raptures which you never knew. (F. Penitent,

As, in a theatre, the eyes of men,
After a well grac'd actor leaves the stage,
Are idly bent on him that enters next,
Thinking his prattle to be tedious;
Even so, or with much more contempt, men's eyes
Did scowl on Richard. No man cry'd God save liin!
No joyful tongue gave him his welcome home :
Which with such gentle forrow he shook off,
(His face still combating with tears and smiles,
The badges of his grief and patience)
That, had not God, for some strong purpose, steel'd
The hearts of men, they must have melted,
And barbarism itfelf have pitied hiin. (Ricoard II.

How like a fawning publican he looks!
I hate him, for he is a christian;
But inore, for that in low simplicity
He lends out inoney gratis, and brings down
The rate of ufance here with us in Venice.
Il I can catch hiin once upon the hip,
I will feed fat the ancient grudge I bear him.
He hates our facred nation; and he rails,
E'en there, where merchants mos do congregate
On me, my bargains and my well won thritt,
Which he calls ufury: Cursed be my tribe
If I forgive him!

[Mercb. of Venice,

Ak for what end the heavenly bodies shine,
Earth for what ufe-Pride answers, “ 'Tis for mine ;
Fór me kind nature wakes her genial power,
Suckles each herb. and spreads out ev'ry flower;
Annual, for

e grape, the role renew
The juice ne&tareous and the balmy dew;
For me, the mine a thousand treasures brings:
For me, health guildes from a thousand springs;
Seas roll to waft me, suns to light me rile
My footstool carth, my sanopy the kies.” (Essay on Mars


me, the

Humility. I know not how to thank you. Rude I ani, In speech and manners; never, till this hour, Stood I in such a presence: Yet, my Lord, There's something in my breast that makes me bold To say, that Norval ne'er will shame thy favor. (Doug

Melancholy. There is a stupid weight upon my senses, A difinal sullen stillness, that fucceeds The storm of rage and grief, like filent death, After the tumult and the noile of life, Love was th' informing active fire within : Now that is quench'd, the mass forgets to move, And longs to mingle with its kindred earth. [Fair Penit.


Silence, ye winds, That make outrageous war upon the ocean; And thou, old ocean, still thy boift'rous waves : Ye warring elements, be hush'd as death; While I impose my dread commands on hell. And thou, profoundest hell, whofe dreadful (way Is given to me by fate and demogorgon Hear, hear my powerful voice, through all thy regions; And, from thy gloomy caverns, thunder thy reply.

Rinaldo & Armida.

O hope, sweet flatterer, whose delusive touch
Sheds on afflicted minds the balm of comfort,
Relieves the load of poverty, fustains
The captive, bending with the weight of bonds,
And smooths the pillow of disease and pain ;
Send back th' exploring messenger with joy,
And let me hail thee from that friendly grove. [Boadeses.

My arm a nobler victory ne'er gaind;
And I am prouder to have paid that stream,
Than that I drove a million o'er the plain.

[Lee's Alexander

Go fellow, get thee home, provide fome carts,
And bring away the armour that is there.
Gentlerden, will you go and muster men?

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If I know how to order these affairs,
Disorderly thus thruf into niy hands,
Never believe me. All is uneven,
every thing is lett' at six and leven, [Ricbard II.

If it will feed nothing else, it will feed my revenge.
He hath disgraced me and hindered me of half

a million, laughed at iny losses, mocked at my gains, 'scorned my nation, thwarted my bargains, cooled my friends, heated mine enemies. And what's his reason? I am a Jew, Hath not a Jew eyes? Hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, fenfes, affections, passions? Is he not fed with the fame food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the fame diseases, healed by the fame incans, warmed and cooled by the fame winter and summer, as a Christian is? If you prick us do we not bleed ? If


tickle us, not laugh? If you poison us, do we not die? And if you wrong us, Mall we not revenge? If we are like you in the rest we will resemble you in that. If a Jew wrong a Christian, what is his humility ? Revenge. If a Chrifa tian wrong a Jew, what should his fufferance be, by, Christian example ? Whiy, revenge.

The villainy you teach ine I will execute ; and it shall go hard, but I will beiter by the instruction.

[Merchant of Venice.

Remorse. I remember a mass of things but nothing distinctly; a quarrel but nothing wherefore. O that man should put an enemy in their mouths, to steal away their brains.! that we should, with joy, pleafance, revel and applause, transform ourselves into beasts. I will ask him for my place agaiii

... he shall tell me I am a drunkard ! Had I

mouths as a Hydra, fuch an answer would stop them all. To be now a sensible m.in, by and by a fool, and prefently a beast. Every inordinate cup is unbleit and the ingredient is a devil.

[Tragedy of Othelle.

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CHAP. I. very active in laudable pursuits is the distinguishe ing characteristic of a inan of merit. There is an heroic innocence, as well as an heroic cou. rage.

There is a mead in all things. Even virtue itself has its stated limits, which not being stridly observed, it ceases to be virtue.

It is wiser to prevent a quarrel before hand, than to revenge it afterwards.

It is much better to reprove than to be angry secretly.

No revenge is more heroic, than that which torments envy by doing good.

The discretion of a man deferreth his anger, and it is his glory to pass over a tranfgression. #Money, like manure, does no good till it is sprcad. There is no real use of riches, except in the distribution; the rest is all conceit.

A wif man will delire no more than what he may get juftly, use fsberly, diftribute cheerfully, and live upon coritentedly.

A contented mind and a good conscience, will make a man happy in all conditions. He knows not how to fear who dares to aie.

There is but one way of fortifying the foul against all gloomy presages and terrors of the mind; and that is, by fecuring to ourselves the friendship and protection of that Being who disposes of events, and governs futurity.

Philofophy is then only valuable, when it serves for the law of life, and not for the oftentation of science.

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