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A poor Ritualist ; almost spectral kind of
phantasm of a man.

Letter tit reference to W. E. Gladstone.
March 23, 1S7S.

How inferior for seeiny with, is your
brightest train of fireworks to the humblest
faxtbing candle ! Diderot.

The life of man, says our friend Herr
Sauerteig, the life eyen of the meanest man,
it were good to remember, is a Poem.

Count Ca^ostro. Fliyht First.

Utter Pasquils, mere ribald libels on
Humanity : these too, howeyer, are at times
worth reading. lb.

Misery of any kind is not the cause of
Immorality, but the effect thereof.

Fliyht Last.

The foul sluggard's comfort: "It will
last my time." lb.



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** A judidoosman,** tayi he [the *' crabbed
■atuut"! '* looks at Statistics, not to ^
knowledge but to saye himself from having
ignorance foisted on him."

Ci**«^>"i- Chap, g, StatiMtUi, 18S9,

In epochs when cash payment nas become
the sole nezns of man to man. lb.

Liquid Midness told at tenpence the
quartam.

Chap, 4, Jr%ne$t P^atantry in the World,

Surel]^, of all ** rights of man,*' this right
of the ignorant man to be guided by the
wiser, to be, gently or f oroib^, held in the
true course by him is the indisputaUest

Chap, 6, ImsBM'/aire,

It is not a lucky word this same impossible :
no good comes of thoae that haye it so often
in Uieir mouth. Chap, JO, Impossible,

Evil, once nianfully fronted, ceases to be
eyfl. lb.

There is an endless merit in a man's
knowing when to haye done. Fraacla (1M9)>

Thou wretched Fraction, wilt thou be the
ninth part even of a tailor r lb.

What we might call, by way of eminencoi
the dismal science, [Used in reference to
Political Economy and " Social Science.'*]
The Hitter Qoestlon (1M8).

Talk that does not end in any kind of
action is better suppressed altogether.

Inaugural Address at Edlnbur^ (IBM).

It is the first of all problems for a man to
find out what kind of work he is to do in
this uniyerse. lb.

Work is the grand cure of ail the maladies
and miseries that ever beset mankind. Jb,

1 neyer heard tell of any clever man that
came of entirely stupid people. lb.

Maidservants, I hear people complaining,
are getting instructed in the *' ologies." lo.

The glory of a workman, still more of a
master-workman, that he does his work
well, ought to be his most precious posses-
sion ; like the " honour of a soldier," dearer
to him than life. Bhootlntf Mia^ara, T (1867).

The great law of culture is: Let each
become all that he was created capable of
being. J. P. F. Rlchter (1827).

A well- written life is almost as rare as a
well-spent one. lb.

It is dangerous to bej^in with denial, and
fatal to end with it.

State of German Literature.

The three great elements of modem
civilisation, gunpowder, printing, and the
Protestant reUgion. lb.

To the vulgar eye, few things are
wonderful that are not distant. Burns.



His religion, at best, is an anxious wish ;
like that^Eabelais,'* a great Perhaps." «

lb.

The words of Milton are true in all timea,
and were never truer than in this: "He
who would write heroic poems must make
his whole life a heroic poem.t lb.

Would that every Johnson in the world
had his veridical Boswell, or leash of
Boswells ! Yoltalre.

He does not, like Bolingbroke, patronise
Providence. lb.

Schelling, we have been informed, ffi^ee
account of Fichte to the following effect :
'^llie Philoaophy of Fichte was like
lightning; it appeared only for a moment,
but it kindled a fire which will bum for
ever." HoYalla.

It is the instinct of understanding to

contradict reason. lb,

{Jaeobi the elder, as quoted bjf Carfyle,)

The poorest day that passes over us is the
conflux of two eternities ; it is made up of
currents that issue from the remotest Past,
and flow onwards to the remotest Future.

81^s of the Timea.

It is the Age of Machinery, in everr
outward and inward sense of that word. iS.

A machine for converting the heathen.
(Applied to the Bible Society.) lb.

In these dajrs, more em^haticaUy than
ever, *' to live, signifies to umte with a paitr
or to make one." lb.

One of their [CJontinental] philosophers haa
lately discovered that ** as the liver secretes
bile, so does the brain secrete thought,'*
which astonishing discovery Dr. Cabauia
.... has pushed into its minutest

developments Thought, he ia

iucliued to hold, is still secreted by the
brain ; but then, poetry and religion (and
it is really worth knowing) are '* a product of
the smaller intestines." lb.

To both parties it [Qovemment] ia
emphatically a machine : to the discontented
a ** taxing machine," to the contented m
* * machine for securing property.' ' lb.

The trae Church of England, at thia
moment, lies in the Editors of its newa-
papers. These preach to the people daily,
weekly. lb.

History is the essence of innumerable
biographies. On History.

Poetry which has been defined as the
harmomous unison of man with nature.

Early Oerman Literature.



The ** Gtoldan call of self-love."



lb.



* ** The grand Perhsps,"— BaowMiMo, '
d's Apolotar.**
ii a paiapiuase of Miltoa.



BlooKTsm's Apolot^.**



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•n»e healthy know not of their health,
^t only the nek : this im the Physidan'i
▲phonsDi. CharactorUU<a.

^^*,?i.**^* whole, •• geniua is ever a secret
%o iteelf.'* j^^

Self -contemplation is infallibly the symp-

tKKA of diaeaee* be it or be itnot thecure. A

The barreneet of all mortals is the

WMifiiimiiliiliMt. /(.

Time for him had merged itself into

•*«raity ; he was, as we say, no more. id.

• ^^"^ ".^ greatest Pool, as a superhitive
m erery kind ; and the most Foolish man in
the E«th is now indubitably liying and
breathing, and did this morning or lately
•at breakfast. Article on Biography.

Tbers is a Stupidest of London men,
MtnaUy resident, with bed and board of
■ome kind, in London. Jb,

Retaon, while the feigner of it knows that
^ «» feigning, partakes more than we
sospect, of the nature of lyin^, Jb,

A kmng heart is the beginning of all
knowledge. jb.

Speak not at all, in any wise, till you have
•omewhat to speak. Jb,

EmiU«j alter all is the true poetry,

Boswell*! Life of Johnson.

That unspeakable shoeblack-seraph Army
of Authors. jg

In a world which exists by the balance of
Antagonisms, the respective merit of the
Cooserrator or the Innovator must ever
I debatable. 2b,



All reform except a moral one willprove un-
availing. ArtleUoiiCemLawBhymes(183a>.

For ours is a most fictile world, and man
is the most fiugent plastic of creatures.

The French Rovohitton.

J*art i, JBook i, chap. ^.

Is not Sentimentalism twin-sister to Cant,
if not one and the same with it?

Booh S, chap. 7.

Is not erery meanest day the confluence of
two eternities ? £ooh 6, ehap,.J,

History, a distiUataon of Bumour.

Book 7, chap. 5.

Great im joomalism. Is not everjr able

editor a rnler of the world, being a

persuader of it ? Pari 5, Book i, chap, 4.

1^ cant cease, nothing else can begin.

Book S, ehap. 7,
The sea-green Incorruptible [Robespierre].
*^ J^art 5, Book 3, ehap. 1.

Mr whiDstone bouee my cattle is,
1 ^re mr ofm four walls.

Mf own ffew Walls.



The best worship, howeTer, is stout
working. Letter to hU Wife (1881).

The crash of the whole solar and stellar
qrstems could only kill you once.

Letter to Jtim Carlyle (1881).

A Bums is infinitely better educated than

a Byron. Mote Book. Nov. t, 1831.

Giving a name, indeed, is a poetic art ; all

poetry, if we go to that with it, is but a

giving of names. JoomaL May 18, 188$.

- Precious is man to man. Jufy t6, I8S4.

Thus, it has been said, does society

naturally divide itself into four dawes :-^

noblemen, gentlemen, gigmen and men.

Essay 00 Samiisl Johnsoa.

Shakespeare says, we are creatures that

look before and after, the more surprising

that we do not look round a little and see

what is passing under our very eves.

Barter Resartus. Book i, ehap. 1.

Examine Lan^age ; what, if yoo except

some few primitive elements (of natural

sound), what is it aU but Metaphors.

recognised as such, or no longer recognised r

clap. 11.
What you see, yet cannot see over, is ai
good as infinite. Book f , ehap. L

The world is an old woman, and mistekas
anjr gilt farthing for a gold coin : whereby,
bemg often cheated, she will thenceforth
trust nothing but the common copper.

Chap. 4.

Sarcasm I now see to be, in general, tlie

language of the devil. U.

Do the duty that lies nearest thee, which

thou knowest to be a duty ! The second duty

will already become dearer. Chap, 9.

Speech is of time, silence is of eternity.

Book 3, ehap. 3.

That monstrous tuberosity of dvilised

life, the capiUl of England. Chap. 6,

Brothers, I am sorry I have got uo

Morrison's Pill for cunng the maladies of

Sodety. Past and Present. Book 1, chap. 4.

Midas-eared Mammonism , double-barrelled

Diiettantinnj and their thousand adjuncts

and oorolhines, are not the Law bv whidi

God Almighty has appointed this His

universe to go. Chap, 6,

Thou and I, my friend, can, in the most

flunky world, make, each of us, one noQ*

flunky, one hero, if we like ; that wiU \m

two hax)es to begin with. Jb.

In general, the more oompletely caae4

with formulas a man may be, the safer,

happier is it for him. Book f , ehap. 17.

All work, even ootton-spinning, is noble.

Book 3, chap. 4*
The Wnglish axe a dumb people. Chap, tf.



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Of all the iiations in the world, at present
the En^liah are the itupidest in speech, the
wisest in action. Paat and Preient. Chap, 5,

Every noble crown is, and on earth will
forever be, a crown of thorns.

Book Sy ehap, 8,

Blessed is he who has found his work ;
let him ask no other blessedness. Chap, XI,

The " wages " of every noble work do yet
lie in Heaven or else nowhere. Chap, 12.

The notion that a man's liberty consists
in ^ving his vote at election-hustings, and
s^yuig, "Behold, now, I too have my
twen^-thousandth part of a Talker in our
National Palaver.** Chap, IS,

Man everywhere is the bom enemy of lies.
Heroes and Hero Worship. Leet, 1,

Quackerv eives birth to nothing; gives
death- to aU things. lb.

Worship is transcendent wonder. lb,

Ihe Hero can be a Poet, Prophet, King,
Priest or what you will, accorain^ to the
kind of world he finds himself bom mto.

Lect.S,

Poetry, therefore, we will call MwdetU

Thought, lb.

Three million paupers . . . these are

but items in the sad ledger of despair.

Latter Day Pamphleto (1880).

No, 1, The Pretent Titne,

Littie other than a red-tape talking-

machine and unhappy bag of parliamentary

eloquence. JS.

Respectable Professors of the Dismal

Science. lb.

Indiscriminate mashing up of right and

wrong mto a patent n-eacle.

No. f . Model Fritatu.
A healthy hatred of scoundrels. lb.

The world's busybody.

JVb. S. Downing Street,

That domestic Irish Giant, named of

Despair. lb.

Idlers, game preservers and mere human

clothes-horses. lb.

The trade of owning land.

iVb. 4. The New Downing Street,

Beautiful talk is by no means the most
pressing want in Parliament !

No, 6. Stump Orator.

Nature admits no lie. lb.

Is not the Times newspaper an open
Fomm, open as never Forum was before,
where all mortals vent their opinion, state
their grievance. No. 6. Farliamente.

A Parliament speaking through reporters
to Buncombe and the twenty-seven millions,
mostiy fools. lb.



The talent of lying in a way that cannot
be laid hold of. No, 7. Hudson* t Status.

The fine arts once divorcing themselTea
from truth, are quite certain to fall mad, if
they do not die. No. 8, Jetuitum,

Tmth, fact, is the life of all things:
falsity, *' fiction ** or whatever it may call
itself, is certain to be the death. Jb.

All history .... is an inarticulate Bible.*

lb.

Without oblivion there is no remembranos

possible. CromweU's Letters and Speediaa.

Introdu^ton.

He that works and does some Poem, not
he that merely says one, is worthy of the
name of Poet Tb,

Blessed are the valiant that have lived in
the Lord. Vol, 6, part 10.

Genius, which means the transcendent
capacity of taring trouble, first of all.t

Frederick the Great. £ook ^ chap. S,

Money, which is of very uncertain valoe,
and sometimes has no value at all and evea
less. lb.



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The tme Sovereign is the Wise Man.

On the Death of Ooeth*.

LEWIS CARROLL {See Rev. C. L.
DODGSON).

[Rev.J HENRY FRANCIS CARY

(1772-1844).

All hope abandon, ye who enter here.

Dante. (Transiation, 18ISJ)
Sea. Canto 3, /. 9.

Here must thou all distrust behind thee
leave. L I4,

This miserable fate
Suffer the wretched souls of those who

'lived
Without or praise or blame. /. 610.

• "AU history Is a Bible— a thing stated in
words by ma more tlmn once. " - -Quoted in
Froude'i " Early Life of Carlyle " iq.v.) as part of
a " loose sheet of rejected MS."

t Sie " French QuoUtlons," BuiTon 0707-1788),
'*La fftoie n'est autre chose qu'une granWe
aptiiude A la patience." Also "Pruverbs,"
** Genius is pstienoe."



} Sh Sterne: "Tristram Shandy"
BineU: " Obiter Dicta."



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Ther spaka
Udom, Imt all thoir words were tonefol
■WBet. DaaU. HtU. Canto 4, l- HO.

Him all admize, all paj him rererenca
doa (AiiatoUe). 1. 130,

No greater grief than to remember days
^ lojt when misery ia at hand.*

Canto 5, 1 118,
In its leaves that day
We read no more. I. ISJ^

LeaTing behind them horrible dispraise.

Canto 8, I. 50.

Fraud, that in eyeiy oonscienoe leaves a

■ting. Canto 11, 1. 66.

•* If thoo," he answered, '• foUow but thy



That



Thoa canst not misB at last a glorious
baren." Canto 15, L 65.

fie Ustens to good purpose who takes note.

1100,
Ever to that truth,
"Wbidi bat the sembhmce of a falsehood

wears,
A man, if possible, should bar his lip.

Canto 16, 1. 147.
He re pity most doth show herself alive
IVlien she is dead. Canto tO, I. £6.

For not on down^ plumes, nor under shade
Of canopy reposmg, fame is won.

Canto t4, 1. 46,
To fair request
Silent performance maketh best return,

1.74.
Ye were not formed to Uve the life of

brutes.
But virtue to pursue, and knowledge high.

Canto §6, 1. 116,
No power can the impenitent absolve.

Gknto 27, 1. II4,
To hear
Sndi wrangling is a ioy for vulgar minds.

Canto SO, 1 145,
in manners were best courtesy to him.

Canto SS, 1. 148.

- Se^not the wherefore, race of human

kind. Furgatory. Canto S, I. 35.

For who knows most, him loss of time

most grieves. /. 77,

Be as a tower, that, firmly set,
Shakes not its top for any blast that blows.
He in whose bosom thought on thought

shoots out,
StOl of his aim is wide. Canto6,l.l4,

Rarely into the branches of the tree

Doth human worth mount up. Canto 7, 1. Itft,

*8h CItsacer: "For of Portonls sharp ad-
fmite." Ac. The origins! Idea is alleged to be
from Boi^Ios, " De ConsolatioDe Pliiloflopbis*' :
"Is ail adreralty th« most unhappy sort is to
ksT* beso happy and to be so no longer."



The vesper bell from far
\ to mourn for the expiring day.f
Canto 8, 1. 6,
Enter, but this warning hear :
He forth again departs who looks behind.

Canto 9, I. IM4.
Thy mind, reverting still to things of earth,
Strikes darkness from true light.

Canto IB, I. 6t,
The church of Borne,
Ifixing two governments that ill assort,
Hath missed her footing, fallen into the

mire,
And there herself and burden much defiled.
Canto 16, L 129.
All indistinctly apprehend a bliss,
On which the soul may rest; the hearts

of all
Yearn after it. Canto IT, 1. 124.

Perchance my too much questioning
offends. Canto 18, I. 6.

Amaze
(Not long the inmate of a noble heart).

Canto 26, I. 65.
Things that do almost mock the grasp of
thou^ Canto 29, 1, 41.

The more of kindly strength is in the soil,
So mu6h doth evU seed and lack of culture
Mar it the more, and make it run to wild-
ness. Canto 30, 1. US.

Of divers voices is sweet music made :
So in our life the different degrees
Bender sweet harmony amonff these wheels.
Faradiss, Canto 6, I. U7.

Much I muse.
How bitter can spring up, when sweet is
sown. Canto 8, 1. 99.

Affection bends the Judgment to her ply.

Canto 13, 1. 115.
Mind cannot follow it, nor words express
Her infinite sweetness. Canto 14, I. 75.

O mortal men ! be wary how ye judge I

Canto 20, 1. 125.
The sword of heaven is not in haste to

smite,
Nor yet doth linger. Canto 22, I. 16.

One universal smile it seemed of all things •
Joy past compare. Canto 27, 1. 6.

Koch the known track of sage philosophy
Deserts, and has a byway of his own :
So much the restless eagerness to shine,
And love of singularity, prevaiL

Canto 29, I. 89.
FareweD, dear friend, that snule, that

harmless mirih,
No more shall gladden our domestic hearth.
Epitaph on Gharles Lamb.

1 5ef Oray's " Elegy ** x ** The curfew tolls the
kneU of parttag day.'*



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[Ret.] C. CASWALL (1814-1878).
Days and momeutB quickly flying

Blend the liring with the dead;
Soon shall vou and I be lying

Each witnin our narrow bed. Hymii.

JAMES CAWTHORN (1719-1761).

Education makee the man.

Birth and BdocatlMi «f Oenloi.

ROBERT A. T. CECIL, tkird If arqvit
of Salitkvry {See SALISBURY.)

[Mrs.] SUSANNAH CENTLIVRE^
nie Preemaa (1667 T-1728).
The real Simon Pure.

A Bold Stroke for a Wife. Act 5,1,

[Dr.]THOS. CHALMERS (1780-1847).

The pubUo! why, the public's nothing

better than a great baby.* Letter.

JOSEPH CHAMBERLAIN (k. 1836).

London b the clearing-house of the world.

BpeMih. Quildhall. London,

Jan, l$ih, I90i,

Leam to think imperially, t lb.

The day of small nations has passed

away ; the day of Empires has come.

Birmingham, May ISth, 1^04.

C. HADDON CHAMBERS (k. 1860).
The long ann of coincidence.

Captain Swift.

GEORGE CHAPMAN (1669 M684).

Men*s judgments sway on that side fortune
leans. Widow's Tears.

There is a nick in Fortune's restless wheel
For each man's good.

Revenue of Bossy d'AmboU.

Danger, the spur of all great minds.

Act 6, 1,

An Englishman,

Being flattered, is a lamb; threatened, a

lion. Alphonsus. Act 1,

Flatterers look like friends, as wolves like

dogs. Byron's Conaplraoy. ActS, 1,

How blind is Pride ! What eagles we are

still
In matters that belong to other men I
What beetles in our own !

JUl Fools. Act 4, 1,
Toung men think old men are fools; but
old men know young men are fools.

Act 5, 1.

* In ''BMama and Lilies'* (see. 1, 40) Raskin
qnotes this : *' The public is Just a grest bsby."

t Given ss a panphnuM of Alex. Haujilton
(1757-1 H04) to his Anwrlcan fsUow oountrymeni
'* Lesra to think eoatiueBtaUy."



HI may a sad mind forge a merry face ;
Nor hath constraint laughter any grace.

Hero and Leander. (CotUinuatiom
ofMarloto^i Foem,) St, 5.

Love's special lesson is to please the eye. Ih,

Since sleep and death are called
The twins of nature.

Cmuur and Pompey. Act ^

Death,

Sleep's natural brother. Act 5.

They're only truly great, who are trulT

good. Beven|a for Honoor. Act 6,

CHARLES I., King of Eaglana

(1600-1649).

Never nuike a defence oi^ apology beforo

you be accused. Letter to Lord Wentworth.

THOS. CHATTERTON (1762-1770).

Now death as welcome to me comes
As e'er the month of May.

Bristowe Traced j.

Full of this maxim, often heard in trade.

Friendship with none but equals should be

made. Fra^moat.

Seek Honour first, and Pleasure lies behind.

The Tournament, tS,

Wouldst thou ken Nature in her better

part,
Qo search the cots and lodges of the hind.

Belo^ue, 5, 1.

GEOFFREY CHAUCER (1340 M400).

And smale fowles maken melodve.

Canterbury Tales, rrologue, y.

Than lougen folk to goou on pilgrimjigea.

And though that he were worthy, he was

WT8,

And of his port as meke as is a mayde. GS.

He was a verray parfit gentil knight 7 J,

Ful wel she song the service divyue,
Entuned in hir nose ful semely ;
And Frensh she spak ful faire and fetisly
After the soole of Stratford atte Bow**,
For Freush of Paris was to hir uuknowe.

Ful swetely herde he oonfessioun.

And plesaunt was his absoludouo. t2I.

A Clerk ther was of Oxenford also. 285,

For him was lever % have at his beddes heed

Twenty bokes, clad in black or reed.

Of Aristotle and his philosophye,

Than robes riche, or nthele \ or gay sautrye. t|

But al be that he was a philosophic.

Yet hudde he but litel gold in cofre. t9S,

X Liefer, rather. 4 Fiddle.

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Aid gladly wolde be leme and gladly teche.
CantarbofT Tales. Tfvioffite. 308,

Ko-wber so bisy a man as he ther nas,
And jet he semed bisier than he waa. SSL

For be waa £picania ovme sone. S36,

^«^ aemed eche of hem a fair bori^ys

*Cq ntteo. in a yeldhalle on a deys * S69,

A. Cook tbey hadde with hem for the nones,
To boflle the duknes with the mary-bones. f

S79,

Aad, certemly, he was a good felawe. S95,

Hu stodie waa bat litel on the Bible. 438,

Tar gold in phisik is a cordial ;

Tbecf ore he lorede gold in speciaL 44^,

Wyd was his parisshe, and houses fer
a-sooder. 491.

Tbaa noble ensample to his sheep he yaf , ^
Thai first he wroghte, and afterward he
taogbfte. 49$.

Bnt Cnstee lore, and his apostles twelve,
He taughte, bat first he fotwed it him-selye.

527.

A»d yet he hadde a thombe of gold, pardee. 6

563.
That hadde a fyr-reed cherubinnes face.

624-
"Who-wo dial telle a tale after a man,
He moot r^keroe, as ny as ever he can,
E-vertch a word, if it be in his charge,
Al ^eke he never so mdeliche and large ;
Or ciles h^ moot telle his tale untrewe,
Or feyne thmg, or flnde wordes newe. 731.

A fairer U mge ys is ther noon in Chepe. 754.

'FfiT May wol have no slogardye a- night.
The SBBOun pariketh every gentil herte.

Th€ knightSM Taie. 184.

Yor pctee renneth sone in gentil herte. |] 903.

The god of love, a ! benedicitef
How mighty and how greet a lord is he!

ft?7.
Up roos the sonne, and up loos Emelye.

1415.
Sob tyme an ende ther is of every dede.

1778.

Tkacne is it wisdom, as it thiuketh me.
To naJcea vertn of necessitee. tl83.

TIttfi is it best, as for a worthy fame,

To dyen whan that he U best of name.

_ £197.

* f ■ s goiJdball on a dais. t Marrow-bones.

XG^re. I Every bouest miller hss s thumb
orgold.—Frav.

f Omnetr'% fsvoaHte IIm*. It also oecura in
Tkt ifardha*tar TaU, 742; 5g»<«« Toi*, 47»;
Itpad^Geed MTommmt 6M.



Men sholde wedden after hir estaat,
For youthe and elde is often at debaat.

The MiOeret Tale. 4^.

Yet in our asshen olde is fyr y-reke. H

The ReeveU Prolofue. t8.

Sey forth thy tale, and tarie nat the tyme.

51.

The gr^teste clerkes been noght the wyaest
men. The Mevee TaU. 134.

So was hir Joly whistle wel y-wet. 235.

For los of catel may recovered be,

But los of tyme shendeth ** us, quod he.

Man of Law* s Prologue. Inirod. Z7.

If thou be povre, thy brother hateth thee.
And alle thy freendes fleen fro thee, alas !
Man of Law*» Frokgue, tt.

She is mirour of alle curteisye.

Tale of the Man of Lawe. 68.

O sodeyn wo ! that ever art successour

To worldly blisse ! 323.

She was so diligent, with-outen slouthe.
To serve and plesen everich in that place,
That alle hir ibven that loken on hir face.

And swich a blisae is ther bitwix hem two
That, save the ioye that lasteth evermo,
Ther is none lyk, that any creature
Hath seyn or shal, whyl that the world mav
dure. 977.

But litel whyl it histeth, I yow bete, ft
Joye of this world, for tyme wol nat abyde ;
Fro day to night it changeth as the tyde.

1034.
For half so bddely can ther no man
Swere and lyen as a womman can.

mfe of Bath' » Prologue. tZ7.

Beceite, weping, spinning, god hath yive 1^
To wommen kiudely, whyl they may Uve. T\

401.
That in lus owene grece I made him frye.

4^.
Forbede us thing, and that desyren we.

519.
And for to see, and eek for to be seye. || ||



I hate him that my vices telleth me.
This is a long preamble of a tale.



552.
CGZ.
831.



IT Raked together.

*'{}beDdetb=niineth. For parallel to this
passage, see Oowar's Confutio AmanteSt Buok 4,
1382. ft Hete=:promise.

tt Yive=given. M Old MS9. of Ghaiver's

poem have the iiiargioal gloAN, erideuny a
luedicval proverb: ''tallere, fleie. uere, dedit
deua in muliere" (Ood has giveu iu women to
deceive, to weep, to spin).



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