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              The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations - Vol. I (A-Z)


   What is a "quotation"?  It is a saying or piece of writing that strikes
   people as so true or memorable that they quote it (or allude to it) in
   speech or writing.  Often they will quote it directly, introducing it with
   a phrase like "As ---- says" but equally often they will assume that the
   reader or listener already knows the quotation, and they will simply
   allude to it without mentioning its source (as in the headline "A ros‚ is
   a ros‚ is a ros‚," referring obliquely to a line by Gertrude Stein).

   This dictionary has been compiled from extensive evidence of the
   quotations that are actually used in this way.  The dictionary includes
   the commonest quotations which were found in a collection of more than
   200,000 citations assembled by combing books, magazines, and newspapers.
   For example, our collections contained more than thirty examples each for
   Edward Heath's "unacceptable face of capitalism" and Marshal McLuhan's
   "The medium is the message," so both these quotations had to be included.

   As a result, this book is not--like many quotations dictionaries--a
   subjective anthology of the editor's favourite quotations, but an
   objective selection of the quotations which are most widely known and
   used.  Popularity and familiarity are the main criteria for inclusion,
   although no reader is likely to be familiar with all the quotations in
   this dictionary.

   The book can be used for reference or for browsing: to trace the source of
   a particular quotation or to find an appropriate saying for a special

   The quotations are drawn from novels, plays, poems, essays, speeches,
   films radio and television broadcasts, songs, advertisements, and even
   book titles. It is difficult to draw the line between quotations and
   similar sayings like proverbs, catch-phrases, and idioms.  For example,
   some quotations (like "The opera ain't over till the fat lady sings")
   become proverbial.  These are usually included if they can be traced to a
   particular originator.  However, we have generally omitted phrases like
   "agonizing reappraisal" which are covered adequately in the Oxford English
   Dictionary.  Catch-phrases are included if there is evidence that they are
   widely remembered or used.

   We have taken care to verify all the quotations in original or
   authoritative sources--something which few other quotations dictionaries
   have tried to do.  We have corrected many errors found in other
   dictionaries, and we have traced the true origins of such phrases as
   "There ain't no such thing as a free lunch" and "Shaken and not stirred."

   The quotations are arranged in alphabetical order of authors, with
   anonymous quotations in the middle of "A." Under each author, the
   quotations are arranged in alphabetical order of their first words.
   Foreign quotations are, wherever possible, given in the original language
   as well as in translation.

   Authors are cited under the names by which they are best known:  for
   example, Graham Greene (not Henry Graham Greene); F. Scott Fitzgerald (not
   Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald); George Orwell (not Eric Blair); W. C.
   Fields (not William Claude Dukenfield).  Authors' dates of birth and death
   are given when ascertainable.  The actual writers of the words are
   credited for quotations from songs, film-scripts, etc.

   The references after each quotation are designed to be as helpful as
   possible, enabling the reader to trace quotations in their original
   sources if desired.

   The index (1) has been carefully prepared--with ingenious computer
   assistance--to help the reader to trace quotations from their most
   important keywords. Each reference includes not only the page and the
   number of the quotation on the page but also the first few letters of the
   author's name.  The index includes references to book-titles which have
   become well known as quotations in their own right.

   This dictionary could not have been compiled without the work of many
   people, most notably Paula Clifford, Angela Partington, Fiona Mullan,
   Penelope Newsome, Julia Cresswell, Michael McKinley, Charles McCreery,
   Heidi Abbey, Jean Harder, Elizabeth Knowles, George Chowdharay-Best,
   Tracey Ward, and Ernest Trehern.  I am also very grateful to the OUP
   Dictionary Department's team of checkers, who verified the quotations at
   libraries in Oxford, London, Washington, New York, and elsewhere.  James
   Howes deserves credit for his work in computerizing the index.

   The Editor is responsible for any errors, which he will be grateful to
   have drawn to his attention. As the quotation from Simeon Strunsky reminds
   us, "Famous remarks are very seldom quoted correctly," but we have
   endeavoured to make this book more accurate, authoritative, and helpful
   than any other dictionary of modern quotations.

                                                                 TONY AUGARDE

    (1) Discussions of the index features in this preface and in the
       "How to Use this Dictionary" section of this book refer to
       the hard-copy edition. No index has been included in this
       soft-copy edition. See "Notices" in topic NOTICES for
       additional information about this soft-copy edition.

HOWTO How to Use this Dictionary

HOWTO.1 General Principles

   The arrangement is alphabetical by the names of authors:  usually the
   names by which each person is best known.  So look under Maya Angelou, not
   Maya Johnson; Princess Anne, not HRH The Princess Royal; Lord Beaverbrook,
   not William Maxwell Aitken; Irving Berlin, not Israel Balin; Greta Garbo,
   not Greta Lovisa Gustafsson,

   Anonymous quotations are all together, starting in "Anonymous" in
   topic 1.68 They are arranged in alphabetical order of their first
   significant word.

   Under each author, quotations are arranged by the alphabetical order of
   the titles of the works from which they come, even if those works were not
   written by the person who is being quoted. Poems are usually cited from
   the first book in which they appeared.

   Quotations by foreign authors are, where possible, given in the original
   language and also in an English translation.

   A reference is given after each quotation to its original source or to an
   authoritative record of its use. The reference usually consists of either
   (a) a book-title with its date of publication and a reference to where the
   quotation occurs in the book; or (b) the title of a newspaper or magazine
   with its date of publication. The reference is preceded by "In" if the
   quotation comes from a secondary source: for example if a writer is quoted
   by another author in a newspaper article, or if a book refers to a saying
   but does not indicate where or when it was made.

HOWTO.2 Examples

   Here are some typical entries, with notes to clarify the meaning of each

             Charlie Chaplin (Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin) 1889-1977

             All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and
             a pretty girl.

             'My Autobiography' (1964) ch. 10

   Charlie Chaplin is the name by which this person is best known but Sir
   Charles Spencer Chaplin is the name which would appear in reference books
   such as Who's Who.

   Charlie Chaplin was born in 1889 and died in 1977. The quotation comes
   from the tenth chapter of Chaplin's autobiography, which was published in

             Martin Luther King 1929-1968

             Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

             Letter from Birmingham Jail, Alabama, 16 Apr. 1963, in
             'Atlantic Monthly' Aug. 1963, p. 78

   Martin Luther King wrote these words in a letter that he sent from
   Birmingham Jail on 16 April 1963. The letter was published later that year
   on page 78 of the August issue of the Atlanta Monthly.

             Dorothy Parker 1893-1967

             One more drink and I'd have been under the host.

             In Howard Teichmann 'George S. Kaufman' (1972) p. 68

   Dorothy Parker must have said this before she died in 1967 but the
   earliest reliable source we can find is a 1972 book by Howard Teichmann.
   "In" signals the fact that the quotation is cited from a secondary source.

HOWTO.3 Index

   If you remember part of a quotation and want to know the rest of it, or
   who said it, you can trace it by means of the index (1).

   The index lists the most significant words from each quotation.  These
   keywords are listed alphabetically in the index, each with a section of
   the text to show the context of every keyword. These sections are listed
   in strict alphabetical order under each keyword.  Foreign keywords are
   included in their alphabetical place.

   The references show the first few letters of the author's name, followed
   by the page and item numbers (e.g. 163:15 refers to the fifteenth
   quotation on page 163).

   As an example, suppose that you want to verify a quotation which you
   remember contains the line "to purify the dialect of the tribe." If you
   decide that  tribe is a significant word and refer to it in the index, you
   will find this entry:

             tribe: To purify the dialect of the t.      ELIOT 74:19

   This will lead you to the poem by T. S. Eliot which is the nineteenth
   quotation on page 74.

CONTENTS Table of Contents

 Title Page    TITLE

 Edition Notice    EDITION

 Notices    NOTICES

 Preface    PREFACE

 How to Use this Dictionary    HOWTO
 General Principles    HOWTO.1
 Examples    HOWTO.2
 Index    HOWTO.3

 Table of Contents    CONTENTS

 A    1.0
 Peter Abelard 1079-1142    1.1
 Dannie Abse 1923-    1.2
 Accius 170-c.86 B.C.    1.3
 Goodman Ace 1899-1982    1.4
 Dean Acheson 1893-1971    1.5
 Lord Acton (John Emerich Edward Dahlberg, first Baron Acton) 1834-1902    1.6
 Abigail Adams 1744-1818    1.7
 Charles Francis Adams 1807-86    1.8
 Douglas Adams 1952-    1.9
 Frank Adams and Will M. Hough    1.10
 Franklin P. Adams 1881-1960    1.11
 Henry Brooks Adams 1838-1918    1.12
 John Adams 1735-1826    1.13
 John Quincy Adams 1767-1848    1.14
 Samuel Adams 1722-1803    1.15
 Sarah Flower Adams 1805-48    1.16
 Harold Adamson 1906-80    1.17
 Joseph Addison 1672-1719    1.18
 George Ade 1866-1944    1.19
 Alfred Adler 1870-1937    1.20
 Polly Adler 1900-62    1.21
 AE (A.E., ’) (George William Russell) 1867-1935    1.22
 Aeschylus c.525-456 B.C.    1.23
 Herbert Agar 1897-1980    1.24
 James Agate 1877-1947    1.25
 Agathon b. c.445 B.C.    1.26
 Spiro T. Agnew 1918-    1.27
 Maria, Marchioness of Ailesbury d. 1902    1.28
 Canon Alfred Ainger 1837-1904    1.29
 Max Aitken    1.30
 Mark Akenside 1721-70    1.31
 Zo‰ Akins 1886-1958    1.32
 Alain (ђmile-Auguste Chartier) 1868-1951    1.33
 Edward Albee 1928-    1.34
 Prince Albert 1819-61    1.35
 Scipione Alberti    1.36
 Mary Alcock c.1742-98    1.37
 Alcuin c.735-804    1.38
 Richard Aldington 1892-1962    1.39
 Brian Aldiss 1925-    1.40
 Henry Aldrich 1647-1710    1.41
 Thomas Bailey Aldrich 1836-1907    1.42
 Alexander the Great 356-323 B.C.    1.43
 Cecil Frances Alexander 1818-95    1.44
 Sir William Alexander, Earl of Stirling c.1567-1640    1.45
 Alfonso the Wise 1221-84    1.46
 King Alfred the Great 849-99    1.47
 Nelson Algren 1909-    1.48
 Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) 1942-    1.49
 Abb‚ d'Allainval 1700-53    1.50
 Fred Allen (John Florence Sullivan) 1894-1956    1.51
 Woody Allen (Allen Stewart Konigsberg) 1935-    1.52
 Woody Allen (Allen Stewart Konigsberg) 1935- and Marshall Brickman 1941-    1.53
 Margery Allingham 1904-66    1.54
 William Allingham 1828-89    1.55
 Joseph Alsop b.1910    1.56
 Robert Altman 1922-    1.57
 St Ambrose c.339-397    1.58
 Leo Amery 1873-1955    1.59
 Fisher Ames 1758-1808    1.60
 Sir Kingsley Amis 1922-    1.61
 Hans Christian Andersen 1805-75    1.62
 Maxwell Anderson 1888-1959    1.63
 Maxwell Anderson 1888-1959 and Lawrence Stallings 1894-1968    1.64
 Robert Anderson 1917-    1.65
 Bishop Lancelot Andrewes 1555-1626    1.66
 Sir Norman Angell 1872-1967    1.67
 Anonymous    1.68
   English    1.68.1
   French    1.68.2
   German    1.68.3
   Greek    1.68.4
   Italian    1.68.5
   Latin    1.68.6
 Jean Anouilh 1910-87    1.69
 Christopher Anstey 1724-1805    1.70
 F. Anstey (Thomas Anstey Guthrie) 1856-1934    1.71
 Guillaume Apollinaire 1880-1918    1.72
 Sir Edward Appleton 1892-1965    1.73
 Thomas Gold Appleton 1812-84    1.74
 The Arabian Nights Entertainments, or the Thousand and one Nights    1.75
 William Arabin 1773-1841    1.76
 Louis Aragon 1897-1982    1.77
 John Arbuthnot 1667-1735    1.78
 Archilochus    1.79
 Archimedes 287-212 B.C.    1.80
 Hannah Arendt 1906-75    1.81
 Marquis d'Argenson (Ren‚ Louis de Voyer d'Argenson) 1694-1757    1.82
 Comte d'Argenson (Marc Pierre de Voyed d'Argenson) 1696-1764    1.83
 Ludovico Ariosto 1474-1533    1.84
 Aristophanes c.444-c.380 B.C.    1.85
 Aristotle 384-322 B.C.    1.86
 Lewis Addison Armistead 1817-63    1.87
 Harry Armstrong 1879-1951    1.88
 Dr John Armstrong 1709-79    1.89
 Louis Satchmo Armstrong 1901-71    1.90
 Neil Armstrong 1930-    1.91
 Lord Armstrong 1927-    1.92
 Sir Edwin Arnold 1832-1904    1.93
 George Arnold 1834-65    1.94
 Matthew Arnold 1822-88    1.95
 S. J. Arnold    1.96
 Dr Thomas Arnold 1795-1842    1.97
 Raymond Aron 1905-    1.98
 Antonin Artaud 1896-1948    1.99
 George Asaf 1880-1951    1.100
 Roger Ascham 1515-68    1.101
 John Dunning, Baron Ashburton 1731-83    1.102
 Daisy Ashford 1881-1972    1.103
 Isaac Asimov 1920-    1.104
 Herbert Asquith (first Earl of Oxford and Asquith) 1852-1928    1.105
 Margot Asquith (Countess of Oxford and Asquith) 1864-1945    1.106
 Mary Astell 1668-1731    1.107
 Sir Jacob Astley 1579-1652    1.108
 Nancy Astor (Viscountess Astor) 1879-1964    1.109
 Brooks Atkinson 1894-1984    1.110
 E. L. Atkinson 1882-1929 and Apsley Cherry-Garrard 1882-1959    1.111
 Clement Attlee (first Earl Attlee) 1883-1967    1.112
 John Aubrey 1626-97    1.113
 W. H. Auden (Wystan Hugh Auden) 1907-73    1.114
 W. H. Auden 1907-73 and Christopher Isherwood 1904-86    1.115
 ђmile Augier 1820-89    1.116
 St Augustine of Hippo A.D. 354-430    1.117
 Emperor Augustus 63 B.C.-A.D. 14    1.118
 Jane Austen 1775-1817    1.119
 Earl of Avon    1.120
 Alan Ayckbourn 1939-    1.121
 A. J. Ayer (Sir Alfred Jules Ayer) 1910-89    1.122
 Pam Ayres 1947-    1.123
 Sir Robert Aytoun 1570-1638    1.124
 W. E. Aytoun 1813-65    1.125

 B    2.0
 Charles Babbage 1792-1871    2.1
 Francis Bacon (Baron Verulam and Viscount St Albans) 1561-1626    2.2
 Robert Baden-Powell (Baron Baden-Powell) 1857-1941    2.3
 Karl Baedeker 1801-59    2.4
 Joan Baez 1941-    2.5
 Walter Bagehot 1826-77    2.6
 Philip James Bailey 1816-1902    2.7
 Bruce Bairnsfather 1888-1959    2.8
 Hylda Baker 1908-86    2.9
 Michael Bakunin 1814-76    2.10
 James Baldwin 1924-87    2.11
 Stanley Baldwin (Earl Baldwin of Bewdley) 1867-1947    2.12
 Arthur James Balfour (First Earl of Balfour) 1848-1930    2.13
 Ballads    2.14
 Whitney Balliett 1926-    2.15
 Pierre Balmain 1914-82    2.16
 George Bancroft 1800-91    2.17
 Richard Bancroft 1544-1610    2.18
 Edward Bangs    2.19
 Tallulah Bankhead 1903-68    2.20
 Nancy Banks-Smith    2.21
 Th‚odore Faullain de Banville 1823-91    2.22
 Imamu Amiri Baraka (Everett LeRoi Jones) 1934-    2.23
 Anna Laetitia Barbauld 1743-1825    2.24
 W. N. P. Barbellion (Bruce Frederick Cummings) 1889-1919    2.25
 Mary Barber c.1690-1757    2.26
 John Barbour c.1320-95    2.27
 Revd R. H. Barham (Richard Harris Barham) 1788-1845    2.28
 Maurice Baring 1874-1945    2.29
 Ronnie Barker 1929-    2.30
 Frederick R. Barnard    2.31
 Barnabe Barnes c.1569-1609    2.32
 Julian Barnes 1946-    2.33
 Peter Barnes 1931-    2.34
 William Barnes 1801-86    2.35
 Richard Barnfield 1574-1627    2.36
 Phineas T. Barnum 1810-91    2.37
 Sir J. M. Barrie 1860-1937    2.38
 Ethel Barrymore 1879-1959    2.39
 Lionel Bart 1930-    2.40
 Roland Barthes 1915-80    2.41
 Bernard Baruch 1870-1965    2.42
 Jacques Barzun 1907-    2.43
 William Basse d. c.1653    2.44
 Thomas Bastard 1566-1618    2.45
 Edgar Bateman and George Le Brunn    2.46
 Katherine Lee Bates 1859-1929    2.47
 Charles Baudelaire 1821-67    2.48
 L. Frank Baum 1856-1919    2.49
 Vicki Baum 1888-1960    2.50
 Thomas Haynes Bayly 1797-1839    2.51
 Beachcomber    2.52
 James Beattie 1735-1803    2.53
 David Beatty (First Earl Beatty) 1871-1936    2.54
 Topham Beauclerk 1739-80    2.55
 Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais 1732-99    2.56
 Francis Beaumont 1584-1616    2.57
 Francis Beaumont 1584-1616 and John Fletcher 1579-1625    2.58
 Lord Beaverbrook (William Maxwell Aitken, first Baron Beaverbrook) 1879-1964    2.59
 Carl Becker 1873-1945    2.60
 Samuel Beckett 1906-89    2.61
 William Beckford 1759-1844    2.62
 Thomas Becon 1512-67    2.63
 Thomas Lovell Beddoes 1803-49    2.64
 The Venerable Bede 673-735    2.65
 Harry Bedford and Terry Sullivan    2.66
 Barnard Elliott Bee 1823-61    2.67
 Sir Thomas Beecham 1879-1961    2.68
 Revd H. C. Beeching 1859-1919    2.69
 Sir Max Beerbohm 1872-1956    2.70
 Ethel Lynn Beers 1827-79    2.71
 Ludwig van Beethoven 1770-1827    2.72
 Brendan Behan 1923-64    2.73
 Aphra Behn n‚e Johnson    2.74
 John Hay Beith    2.75
 Clive Bell 1881-1964    2.76
 Hilaire Belloc 1870-1953    2.77
 Saul Bellow 1915-    2.78
 Pierre-Laurent Buirette du Belloy 1725-75    2.79
 Robert Benchley 1889-1945    2.80
 Julien Benda 1867-1956    2.81
 Stephen Vincent Ben‚t 1898-1943    2.82
 William Rose Ben‚t 1886-1950    2.83
 Tony Benn (Anthony Neil Wedgewood Benn, Viscount Stansgate-title renounced 1963) 1925-    2.84
 George Bennard 1873-1958    2.85
 Alan Bennett 1934-    2.86
 Arnold Bennett (Enoch Arnold Bennett) 1867-1931    2.87
 Ada Benson and Fred Fisher 1875-1942    2.88
 A. C. Benson 1862-1925    2.89
 Stella Benson 1892-1933    2.90
 Jeremy Bentham 1748-1832    2.91
 Edmund Clerihew Bentley 1875-1956    2.92
 Eric Bentley 1916-    2.93
 Richard Bentley 1662-1742    2.94
 Pierre-Jean de B‚ranger 1780-1857    2.95
 Nikolai Berdyaev 1874-1948    2.96
 Lord Charles Beresford 1846-1919    2.97
 Henri Bergson 1859-1941    2.98
 George Berkeley 1685-1753    2.99
 Irving Berlin (Israel Baline) 1888-1989    2.100
 Sir Isaiah Berlin 1909-    2.101
 Georges Bernanos 1888-1948    2.102
 St Bernard 1090-1153    2.103
 Bernard of Chartres d. c.1130    2.104
 Eric Berne 1910-70    2.105
 Lord Berners (George Hugh Tyrwhitt-Wilson, fourteenth Baron Berners) 1883-1950    2.106
 Carl Bernstein 1944- and Bob Woodward 1943-    2.107
 Chuck Berry (Charles Edward Berry) 1926- or 1931-    2.108
 John Berryman 1914-1972    2.109
 Charles Best    2.110
 Theobald von Bethmann Hollweg 1856-1921    2.111
 Sir John Betjeman 1906-84    2.112
 Aneurin Bevan 1897-1960    2.113
 William Henry Beveridge (First Baron Beveridge) 1879-1963    2.114
 Ernest Bevin 1881-1951    2.115
 The Bible    2.116
   Authorized Version    2.116.1
   Old Testament    2.116.2
     1 Samuel
     2 Samuel
     1 Kings
     2 Kings
     1 Chronicles
     Song Of Solomon
   Apocrypha    2.116.3
     1 Esdras
     2 Esdras
     Wisdom of Solomon
     2 Maccabees
   New Testament    2.116.4
     St Matthew
     St Mark
     St Luke
     St John
     Acts Of The Apostles
     1 Corinthians
     2 Corinthians
     1 Thessalonians
     2 Thessalonians
     1 Timothy
     2 Timothy
     1 Peter
     2 Peter
     1 John
     3 John
   Vulgate    2.116.5
 Isaac Bickerstaffe c.1733-c.1808    2.117
 E. H. Bickersteth 1825-1906    2.118
 Georges Bidault 1899-1983    2.119
 Ambrose Bierce 1842-c.1914    2.120
 Roger Bigod, Earl of Norfolk 1245-1306    2.121
 Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw) 1818-85    2.122
 Laurence Binyon 1869-1943    2.123
 Nigel Birch (Baron Rhyl) 1906-81    2.124
 John Bird    2.125
 Earl of Birkenhead    2.126
 Augustine Birrell 1850-1933    2.127
 Prince Otto von Bismarck 1815-98    2.128
 Sir William Blackstone 1723-80    2.129
 Robert Blair 1699-1746    2.130
 Eubie Blake (James Hubert Blake) 1883-1983    2.131
 William Blake 1757-1827    2.132
 Susan Blamire 1747-94    2.133
 Lesley Blanch 1907-    2.134
 Karen Blixen    2.135
 Philip Paul Bliss 1838-76    2.136
 Gebhard Lebrecht BlЃcher 1742-1819    2.137
 Edmund Blunden 1896-1974    2.138
 Wilfrid Scawen Blunt 1840-1922    2.139
 Ronald Blythe 1922-    2.140
 Boethius (Anicius Manlius Severinus) c.476-524    2.141
 Louise Bogan 1897-1970    2.142
 John B. Bogart 1848-1921    2.143
 Niels Bohr 1885-1962    2.144
 Nicolas Boileau 1636-1711    2.145
 Alan Bold 1943-    2.146
 Henry St John, Viscount Bolingbroke 1678-1751    2.147
 Robert Bolt 1924-    2.148
 Andrew Bonar Law 1858-1923    2.149
 Carrie Jacobs Bond 1862-1946    2.150
 Sir David Bone 1874-1959    2.151
 Dietrich Bonhoeffer 1906-45    2.152
 General William Booth 1829-1912    2.153
 Frances Boothby fl. 1670    2.154
 James H. Boren 1925-    2.155
 Jorge Luis Borges 1899-1986    2.156
 Cesare Borgia 1476-1507    2.157
 George Borrow 1803-81    2.158
 Mar‚chal Pierre Bosquet 1810-61    2.159
 John Collins Bossidy 1860-1928    2.160
 Jacques-B‚nigne Bossuet 1627-1704    2.161
 James Boswell 1740-95    2.162
 Gordon Bottomley 1874-1948    2.163
 Horatio Bottomley 1860-1933    2.164
 Dion Boucicault (Dionysius Lardner Boursiquot 1820-90) 1820-90    2.165
 Antoine Boulay de la Meurthe 1761-1840    2.166
 Sir Harold Edwin Boulton 1859-1935    2.167
 Matthew Boulton 1728-1809    2.168
 F. W. Bourdillon 1852-1921    2.169
 Lord Bowen 1835-94    2.170
 E. E. Bowen 1836-1901    2.171
 Elizabeth Bowen 1899-1973    2.172
 David Bowie (David Jones) 1947-    2.173
 William Lisle Bowles 1762-1850    2.174
 Sir Maurice Bowra 1898-1971    2.175
 Lord Brabazon (Baron Brabazon of Tara) 1884-1964    2.176
 Charles Brackett 1892-1969, Billy Wilder 1906-, and D. M. Marshman Jr.    2.177
 Charles Brackett 1892-1969, Billy Wilder 1906-, and Walter Reisch 1903-83    2.178
 E. E. Bradford 1860-1944    2.179
 John Bradford c.1510-55    2.180
 F. H. Bradley (Francis Herbert Bradley) 1846-1924    2.181
 Omar Bradley 1893-1981    2.182
 John Bradshaw 1602-59    2.183
 Anne Bradstreet c.1612-72    2.184
 Ernest Bramah (Ernest Bramah Smith) 1868-1942    2.185
 James Bramston c.1694-1744    2.186
 Georges Braque 1882-1963    2.187
 Richard Brathwaite c.1588-1673    2.188
 Irving Brecher 1914-    2.189
 Bertolt Brecht 1898-1956    2.190
 Gerald Brenan 1894-    2.191
 Nicholas Breton c.1545-1626    2.192
 Aristide Briand 1862-1932    2.193
 Robert Bridges 1844-1930    2.194
 John Bright 1811-89    2.195
 Anthelme Brillat-Savarin 1755-1826    2.196
 David Broder 1929-    2.197
 Alexander Brome 1620-66    2.198
 Jacob Bronowski 1908-74    2.199
 Anne Bront‰ 1820-49    2.200
 Charlotte Bront‰ 1816-55    2.201
 Emily Bront‰ 1818-48    2.202
 Patrick Bront‰ 1777-1861    2.203
 Henry Brooke 1703-83    2.204
 Rupert Brooke 1887-1915    2.205
 Anita Brookner 1938-    2.206
 Thomas Brooks 1608-80    2.207
 Robert Barnabas Brough 1828-60    2.208
 Lord Brougham (Henry Peter, Baron Brougham and Vaux) 1778-1868    2.209
 Heywood Broun 1888-1939    2.210
 H. Rap Brown (Hubert Geroid Brown) 1943-    2.211
 John Brown 1715-66    2.212
 John Brown 1800-59    2.213
 Lew Brown (Louis Brownstein) 1893-1958    2.214
 Thomas Brown 1663-1704    2.215
 T. E. Brown (Thomas Edward Brown) 1830-97    2.216
 Cecil Browne 1932-    2.217
 Coral Browne 1913-91    2.218
 Sir Thomas Browne 1605-82    2.219
 William Browne c.1590-1643    2.220
 Sir William Browne 1692-1774    2.221
 Elizabeth Barrett Browning 1806-61    2.222
 Sir Frederick Browning 1896-1965    2.223
 Robert Browning 1812-89    2.224
 Robert I the Bruce 1554-1631    2.225
 Beau Brummell (George Bryan Brummell) 1778-1840    2.226
 William Jennings Bryan 1860-1925    2.227
 Martin Buber 1878-1965    2.228
 John Buchan (first Baron Tweedsmuir) 1875-1940    2.229
 Robert Buchanan 1841-1901    2.230
 Frank Buchman 1878-1961    2.231
 Gene Buck (Edward Eugene Buck) 1885-1957 and Herman Ruby 1891-1959    2.232
 George Villiers, Second Duke of Buckingham 1628-87    2.233
 John Sheffield, First Duke of Buckingham and Normanby 1648-1721    2.234
 H. J. Buckoll 1803-71    2.235
 J. B. Buckstone 1802-79    2.236
 Eustace Budgell 1686-1737    2.237
 Comte de Buffon (George-Louis Leclerc) 1707-88    2.238
 Arthur Buller 1874-1944    2.239
 Ivor Bulmer-Thomas 1905-    2.240
 Count von BЃlow 1849-1929    2.241
 Edward George Bulwer-Lytton (first Baron Lytton) 1803-73    2.242
 Edward Robert Bulwer, Earl of Lytton    2.243
 Alfred Bunn c.1796-1860    2.244
 Luis Bu¤uel 1900-83    2.245
 John Bunyan 1628-88    2.246
 Samuel Dickinson Burchard 1812-91    2.247
 Anthony Burgess 1917-    2.248
 Gelett Burgess 1866-1951    2.249
 John William Burgon 1813-88    2.250
 Sir John Burgoyne 1722-92    2.251
 Edmund Burke 1729-97    2.252
 Johnny Burke 1908-64    2.253
 Lord Burleigh    2.254
 Fanny Burney (Mme d'Arblay) 1752-1840    2.255
 John Burns 1858-1943    2.256
 Robert Burns 1759-96    2.257
 William S. Burroughs 1914-    2.258
 Sir Fred Burrows 1887-1973    2.259
 Benjamin Hapgood Burt 1880-1950    2.260
 Nat Burton    2.261
 Sir Richard Burton 1821-90    2.262
 Robert Burton ('Democritus Junior') 1577-1640    2.263
 Hermann Busenbaum 1600-68    2.264
 Comte de Bussy-Rabutin 1618-1693    2.265
 Joseph Butler 1692-1752    2.266
 Nicholas Murray Butler 1862-1947    2.267
 Samuel Butler 1612-80    2.268
 Samuel Butler 1835-1902    2.269
 William Butler 1535-1618    2.270
 Max Bygraves 1922-    2.271
 John Byrom 1692-1763    2.272
 Lord Byron (George Gordon, Sixth Baron Byron) 1788-1824    2.273

 C    3.0
 James Branch Cabell 1879-1958    3.1
 Augustus Caesar    3.2
 Irving Caesar 1895-    3.3
 Julius Caesar c.100-44 B.C.    3.4
 John Cage 1912-    3.5
 James M. Cain 1892-1977    3.6
 Sir Joseph Cairns 1920-    3.7
 Pedro Calderўn de La Barca 1600-81    3.8
 Caligula (Gaius Julius Caesar Germanicus) A.D. 12-41    3.9
 James Callaghan (Baron Callaghan of Cardiff) 1912-    3.10
 Callimachus c.305-c.240 B.C.    3.11
 Charles Alexandre de Calonne 1734-1802    3.12
 C. S. Calverley 1831-84    3.13
 General Cambronne 1770-1842    3.14
 Lord Camden (Charles Pratt, Earl Camden) 1714-94    3.15
 William Camden 1551-1623    3.16
 Mrs Patrick Campbell (Beatrice Stella Campbell) 1865-1940    3.17
 Roy Campbell 1901-57    3.18
 Thomas Campbell 1777-1844    3.19
 Thomas Campion 1567-1620    3.20
 Albert Camus 1913-60    3.21
 Elias Canetti 1905-    3.22
 George Canning 1770-1827    3.23
 Hughie Cannon 1877-1912    3.24
 Truman Capote 1924-84    3.25
 Al Capp (Alfred Gerard Caplin) 1907-79    3.26
 Marquis Domenico Caracciolo 1715-89    3.27
 Ethna Carbery (Anna MacManus) 1866-1902    3.28
 Richard Carew 1555-1620    3.29
 Thomas Carew c.1595-1640    3.30
 Henry Carey c.1687-1743    3.31
 Jane Carlyle (Jane Baille Welsh Carlyle) 1801-66    3.32
 Thomas Carlyle 1795-1881    3.33
 Andrew Carnegie 1835-1919    3.34
 Dale Carnegie 1888-1955    3.35
 Julia A. Carney 1823-1908    3.36
 Joseph Edwards Carpenter 1813-85    3.37
 J. L. Carr    3.38
 Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) 1832-98    3.39
 William Herbert Carruth 1859-1924    3.40
 Edward Carson (Baron Carson) 1854-1935    3.41
 Henry Carter d. 1806    3.42
 Sydney Carter 1915-    3.43
 John Cartwright 1740-1824    3.44
 Lucius Cassius Longinus Ravilla late 2nd cent. B.C.    3.45
 Ted Castle (Baron Castle of Islington) 1907-79    3.46
 Harry Castling and C. W. Murphy    3.47
 Fidel Castro 1926-    3.48
 Revd Edward Caswall 1814-78    3.49
 Willa Cather 1873-1947    3.50
 Empress Catherine the Great 1729-96    3.51
 Cato The Elder or the Censor, (Marcus Porcius Cabo) 234-149 B.C.    3.52
 Catullus (Gaius Valerius Catullus) c.84-c.54 B.C.    3.53
 Charles Causley 1917-    3.54
 Constantine Cavafy 1863-1933    3.55
 Edith Cavell 1865-1915    3.56
 Margaret Cavendish (Duchess of Newcastle) c.1624-74    3.57
 Count Cavour (Camillo Benso di Cavour) 1810-61    3.58
 William Caxton c.1421-91    3.59
 William Cecil (Lord Burghley) 1520-98)    3.60
 Cervantes Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra 1547-1616    3.61
 John Chalkhill c.1600-42    3.62
 Joseph Chamberlain 1836-1914    3.63
 Neville Chamberlain 1869-1940    3.64
 Haddon Chambers 1860-1921    3.65
 Nicolas-S‚bastien Chamfort 1741-94    3.66
 Harry Champion 1866-1942    3.67
 John Chandler 1806-76    3.68
 Raymond Chandler 1888-1959    3.69
 Coco Chanel (Gabrielle Bonheur) 1883-1971    3.70
 Charlie Chaplin (Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin) 1889-1977    3.71
 Arthur Chapman 1873-1935    3.72
 George Chapman c.1559-c.1634    3.73
 Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin    3.74
 King Charles I 1629-49    3.75
 King Charles II 1660-85    3.76
 Emperor Charles V 1500-58    3.77
 Prince Charles (Charles Philip Arthur George, Prince of Wales) 1948-    3.78
 Pierre Charron 1541-1603    3.79
 Salmon Portland Chase 1808-73    3.80
 Earl of Chatham    3.81
 Chateaubriand Fran‡ois-Ren‚, Viconte de Chateaubriand 1768-1848    3.82
 Geoffrey Chaucer c.1343-1400    3.83
 Anton Chekhov 1860-1904    3.84
 Apsley Cherry-Garrard 1882-1959    3.85
 Lord Chesterfield (Philip Dormer Stanhope, fourth Earl of Chesterfield) 1694-1773    3.86
 G. K. Chesterton 1874-1936    3.87
 Erskine Childers 1870-1922    3.88
 William Chillingworth 1602-44    3.89
 Charles Chilton 1914-    3.90
 Rufus Choate 1799-1859    3.91
 Noam Chomsky 1928-    3.92
 Dame Agatha Christie (n‚e Miller) 1890-1976    3.93
 Chuang Tzu 4th-3rd cent. B.C.    3.94
 Mary, Lady Chudleigh 1656-1710    3.95
 Charles Churchill 1731-64    3.96
 Frank E. Churchill 1901-42    3.97
 Lord Randolph Churchill 1849-94    3.98
 Sir Winston Churchill 1874-1965    3.99
 Count Galeazzo Ciano 1903-44    3.100
 Colley Cibber 1671-1757    3.101
 Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) 106-43 B.C.    3.102
 John Clare 1793-1864    3.103
 Earl of Clarendon 1609-74    3.104
 Claribel (Mrs C. A. Barnard) 1840-69    3.105
 Brian Clark 1932-    3.106
 Kenneth Clark (Baron Clark) 1903-83    3.107
 Arthur C. Clarke 1917-    3.108
 Grant Clarke 1891-1931 and Edgar Leslie 1885-1976    3.109
 James Stanier Clarke c.1765-1834    3.110
 John Clarke d. 1658    3.111
 Claudius Caecus, Appius fl. 312-279 B.C.    3.112
 Karl von Clausewitz 1780-1831    3.113
 Henry Clay 1777-1852    3.114
 Eldridge Cleaver 1935-    3.115
 John Cleese 1939-    3.116
 John Cleese 1939- and Connie Booth    3.117
 John Cleland 1710-89    3.118
 Georges Clemenceau 1841-1929    3.119
 Pope Clement XIII 1693-1769    3.120
 Grover Cleveland 1837-1908    3.121
 Harlan Cleveland 1918-    3.122
 John Cleveland 1613-58 English Cavalier poet    3.123
 Lord Clive (Robert, Baron Clive of Plassey) 1725-74    3.124
 Arthur Hugh Clough 1819-61    3.125
 William Cobbett 1762-1835    3.126
 Alison Cockburn (n‚e Rutherford) 1713-94    3.127
 Claud Cockburn 1904-    3.128
 Jean Cocteau 1889-1963    3.129
 George M. Cohan 1878-1942    3.130
 Sir Aston Cokayne 1608-84    3.131
 Desmond Coke 1879-1931    3.132
 Sir Edward Coke 1552-1634    3.133
 Hartley Coleridge 1796-1849    3.134
 Lord Coleridge 1820-94    3.135
 Mary Coleridge 1861-1907    3.136
 Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1772-1834    3.137
 Colette (Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette) 1873-1954    3.138
 Mary Collier c.1690-c.1762    3.139
 William Collingbourne d. 1484    3.140
 Admiral Collingwood (Cubert, Baron Collingwood) 1748-1810    3.141
 R. G. Collingwood 1889-1943    3.142
 Charles Collins and Fred W. Leigh    3.143
 Charles Collins and Fred Murray    3.144
 Charles Collins, E. A. Sheppard, and Fred Terry    3.145
 Churton Collins (John Churton Collins) 1848-1908    3.146
 Michael Collins 1890-1922    3.147
 William Collins 1721-59    3.148
 George Colman the Elder 1732-94, and David Garrick 1717-79    3.149
 George Colman the Younger 1762-1836    3.150
 Charles Caleb Colton c.1780-1832    3.151
 Betty Comden 1919-and Adolph Green 1915-    3.152
 Dame Ivy Compton-Burnett 1884-1969    3.153
 Auguste Comte 1798-1857    3.154
 Prince de Cond‚ 1621-86    3.155
 William Congreve 1670-1729    3.156
 James M. Connell 1852-1929    3.157
 Billy Connolly 1942-    3.158
 Cyril Connolly 1903-74    3.159
 James Connolly 1868-1916    3.160
 Joseph Conrad (Teodor Josef Konrad Korzeniowski) 1857-1924    3.161
 Shirley Conran 1932-    3.162
 Henry Constable 1562-1613    3.163
 John Constable 1776-1837    3.164
 Benjamin Constant (Henri Benjamin Constant de Rebecque) 1767-1834    3.165
 Constantine I, the Great (Flavius Valerius Constantinus Augustus) c.288-337    3.166
 A. J. Cook 1885-1931    3.167
 Dan Cook    3.168
 Eliza Cook 1818-89    3.169
 Calvin Coolidge 1872-1933    3.170
 Duff Cooper (Viscount Norwich) 1890-1954    3.171
 Wendy Cope 1945-    3.172
 Richard Corbet 1582-1635    3.173
 Pierre Corneille 1606-84    3.174
 Bernard Cornfeld 1927-    3.175
 Frances Cornford 1886-1960    3.176
 Francis Macdonald Cornford 1874-1943    3.177
 Mme Cornuel 1605-94    3.178
 Coronation Service    3.179
 Correggio (Antonio Allegri Correggio) c.1489-1534    3.180
 William Cory (William Johnson, later Cory) 1823-92    3.181
 Charles Cotton 1630-87    3.182
 Baron Pierre de Coubertin 1863-1937    3.183
 ђmile Cou‚ 1857-1926    3.184
 Victor Cousin 1792-1867    3.185
 Thomas Coventry (first Baron Coventry) 1578-1640    3.186
 No‰l Coward 1899-1973    3.187
 Abraham Cowley 1618-67    3.188
 Hannah Cowley (n‚e Parkhouse) 1743-1809    3.189
 William Cowper 1731-1800    3.190
 George Crabbe 1754-1832    3.191
 Hart Crane 1899-1932    3.192
 Stephen Crane 1871-1900    3.193
 Thomas Cranmer 1489-1556    3.194
 Richard Crashaw c.1612-49    3.195
 Julia Crawford fl. 1835    3.196
 James Creelman 1901-41 and Ruth Rose    3.197
 Mandell Creighton 1843-1901    3.198
 Sir Ranulphe Crewe 1558-1646    3.199
 Quentin Crisp 1908-    3.200
 Sir Julian Critchley 1930-    3.201
 Richmal Crompton (Richmal Crompton Lamburn) 1890-1969    3.202
 Oliver Cromwell 1599-1658    3.203
 Bing Crosby (Harry Lillis Crosby) 1903-77    3.204
 Bing Crosby 1903-77, Roy Turk 1892-1934, and Fred Ahlert 1892-1933    3.205
 Richard Assheton, Viscount Cross 1823-1914    3.206
 Richard Crossman 1907-74    3.207
 Samuel Crossman 1624-83    3.208
 Aleister Crowley 1875-1947    3.209
 Robert Crumb 1943-    3.210
 Richard Cumberland 1631-1718    3.211
 Bruce Frederick Cummings    3.212
 e. e. cummings (Edward Estlin Cummings) 1894-1962    3.213
 William Thomas Cummings 1903-45    3.214
 Allan Cunningham 1784-1842    3.215
 John Philpot Curran 1750-1817    3.216
 Michael Curtiz 1888-1962    3.217
 Lord Curzon (George Nathaniel Curzon, Marquess Curzon of Kedleston) 1859-1925    3.218
 St Cyprian (Thascius Caecilius Cyprianus) c.AD 200-58    3.219

 D    4.0
 Samuel Daniel 1563-1619    4.1
 Dante Alighieri 1265-1321    4.2
 Georges Jaques Danton 1759-94    4.3
 Joe Darion 1917-    4.4
 George Darley 1795-1846    4.5
 Clarence Darrow 1857-1938    4.6
 Charles Darwin 1809-82    4.7
 Erasmus Darwin 1731-1802    4.8
 Sir Francis Darwin 1848-1925    4.9
 Jules Dassin 1911-    4.10
 Charles D'Avenant 1656-1714    4.11
 Sir William D'Avenant 1606-68    4.12
 John Davidson 1857-1909    4.13
 Sir John Davies 1569-1626    4.14
 Scrope Davies c.1783-1852    4.15
 W. H. Davies (William Henry Davis) 1871-1940    4.16
 Elmer Davis 1890-1958    4.17
 Sammy Davis Jnr. 1925-    4.18
 Thomas Davis 1814-45    4.19
 Lord Dawson of Penn (Bertrand Edward Dawson, Viscount Dawson of Penn) 1864-1945    4.20
 C. Day-Lewis 1904-72    4.21
 Simone de Beauvoir 1908-86    4.22
 Edward de Bono 1933-    4.23
 Eugene Victor Debs 1855-1926    4.24
 Stephen Decatur 1779-1820    4.25
 Daniel Defoe 1660-1731    4.26
 Edgar Degas 1834-1917    4.27
 Charles De Gaulle 1890-1970    4.28
 Thomas Dekker 1570-1641    4.29
 J. de Knight (James E. Myers) 1919- and M. Freedman 1893-1962    4.30
 Walter de la Mare 1873-1956    4.31
 Shelagh Delaney 1939-    4.32
 Jack Dempsey 1895-1983    4.33
 Sir John Denham 1615-69    4.34
 Lord Denman (Thomas, first Baron Denman) 1779-1854    4.35
 John Dennis 1657-1734    4.36
 Nigel Dennis 1912-    4.37
 Thomas De Quincey 1785-1859    4.38
 Edward Stanley, fourteenth Earl Of Derby 1799-1869    4.39
 Ren‚ Descartes 1596-1650    4.40
 Camille Desmoulins 1760-94    4.41
 Destouches (Philippe N‚ricault) 1680-1754    4.42
 Buddy De Sylva (George Gard De Sylva) 1895-1950 and Lew Brown 1893-1958    4.43
 Edward De Vere, Earl Of Oxford    4.44
 Robert Devereux, Earl Of Essex    4.45
 Bernard De Voto 1897-1955    4.46
 Peter De Vries 1910-    4.47
 Lord Dewar 1864-1930    4.48
 Sergei Diaghilev 1872-1929    4.49
 Charles Dibdin 1745-1814    4.50
 Thomas Dibdin 1771-1841    4.51
 Charles Dickens 1812-70    4.52
   Barnaby Rudge    4.52.1
   Bleak House    4.52.2
   The Chimes    4.52.3
   A Christmas Carol    4.52.4
   David Copperfield    4.52.5
   Dombey and Son    4.52.6
   The Mystery of Edwin Drood    4.52.7
   Great Expectations    4.52.8
   Hard Times    4.52.9
   Little Dorrit    4.52.10
   Martin Chuzzlewit    4.52.11
   Nicholas Nickleby    4.52.12
   The Old Curiosity Shop    4.52.13
   Oliver Twist    4.52.14
   Our Mutual Friend    4.52.15
   Pickwick Papers    4.52.16
   Sketches by Boz    4.52.17
   A Tale of Two Cities    4.52.18
   Speech at Birmingham and Midland Institute    4.52.19
 Emily Dickinson 1830-86    4.53
 Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson 1862-1932    4.54
 John Dickinson 1732-1808    4.55
 Paul Dickson 1939-    4.56
 Denis Diderot 1713-84    4.57
 Joan Didion 1934-    4.58
 Wentworth Dillon, Earl Of Roscommon c.1633-1685    4.59
 Ernest Dimnet    4.60
 Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen) 1885-1962    4.61
 Diogenes c.400-c.325 B.C.    4.62
 Dionysius of Halicarnassus fl. 30-7 B.C.    4.63
 Benjamin Disraeli (First Earl of Beaconsfield) 1804-81    4.64
 Isaac D'Israeli 1766-1848    4.65
 Austin Dobson (Henry Austin Dobson) 1840-1921    4.66
 Ken Dodd 1931-    4.67
 Philip Doddridge 1702-51    4.68
 Mary Abigail Dodge    4.69
 Bubb Dodington (first Bara Melcombe) 1691-1762    4.70
 Aelius Donatus    4.71
 J. P. Donleavy 1926-    4.72
 John Donne 1572-1631    4.73
 Sir Reginald Dorman-Smith 1899-1977    4.74
 Lord Alfred Douglas 1870-1945    4.75
 Gavin Douglas c.1475-1522    4.76
 James Douglas, fourth Earl Of Morton c1516-81    4.77
 Keith Douglas 1920-44    4.78
 Norman Douglas 1868-1952    4.79
 Sir Alec Douglas-Home 1903-    4.80
 Lorenzo Dow 1777-1834    4.81
 Ernest Dowson 1867-1900    4.82
 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 1859-1930    4.83
 Sir Francis Doyle 1810-88    4.84
 Sir Francis Drake c.1540-96    4.85
 Joseph Rodman Drake 1795-1820    4.86
 William A. Drake 1899-    4.87
 Michael Drayton 1563-1631    4.88
 William Drennan 1754-1820    4.89
 John Drinkwater 1882-1937    4.90
 Thomas Drummond 1797-1840    4.91
 William Drummond of Hawthornden 1585-1649    4.92
 John Dryden 1631-1700    4.93
 Alexander Dubcek 1921-    4.94
 Joachim Du Bellay 1522-60    4.95
 W. E. B. Du Bois (William Eward Burghardt Du Bois) 1868-1963    4.96
 Stephen Duck 1705-56    4.97
 Mme Du Deffand (Marie de Vichy-Chamrond) 1697-1780    4.98
 George Duffield 1818-88    4.99
 Georges Duhamel 1884-1966    4.100
 Raoul Duke    4.101
 John Foster Dulles 1888-1959    4.102
 Alexandre Dumas 1802-70    4.103
 Dame Daphne Du Maurier 1907-89    4.104
 Charles Fran‡ois du P‚rier Dumouriez 1739-1823    4.105
 Paul Lawrence Dunbar 1872-1906    4.106
 William Dunbar c.1465-c.1513    4.107
 Isadora Duncan 1878-1927    4.108
 Ian Dunlop    4.109
 John Dunning (Baron Ashburton) 1731-83    4.110
 James Duport 1606-79    4.111
 Richard Duppa 1770-1831    4.112
 Leo Durocher 1906-91    4.113
 Ian Dury 1942-    4.114
 Sir Edward Dyer d. 1607    4.115
 John Dyer 1699-1757    4.116
 John Dyer fl. 1714    4.117
 Bob Dylan (Robert Zimmerman) 1941-    4.118

 E    5.0
 Abba Eban 1915-    5.1
 Sir Anthony Eden (Earl of Avon) 1897-1977    5.2
 Marriott Edgar 1880-1951    5.3
 Maria Edgeworth 1768-1849    5.4
 Duke of Edinburgh 1921-    5.5
 Thomas Alva Edison 1847-1931    5.6
 James Edmeston 1791-1867    5.7
 John Maxwell Edmonds 1875-1958    5.8
 King Edward III 1312-77    5.9
 King Edward VII 1841-1910    5.10
 King Edward VIII (Duke of Windsor) 1894-1972    5.11
 Richard Edwardes c.1523-66    5.12
 Jonathan Edwards 1629-1712    5.13
 Jonathan Edwards 1703-58    5.14
 Oliver Edwards 1711-91    5.15
 Sarah Egerton 1670-1723    5.16
 John Ehrlichman 1925-    5.17
 Albert Einstein 1879-1955    5.18
 Dwight D. Eisenhower 1890-1969    5.19
 Edward Elgar 1857-1934    5.20
 George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) 1819-80    5.21
 T. S. Eliot (Thomas Stearns Eliot) 1888-1965    5.22
 Queen Elizabeth I 1533-1603    5.23
 Queen Elizabeth II 1926-    5.24
 Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother 1900-    5.25
 Alf Ellerton    5.26
 John Ellerton 1826-93    5.27
 Jane Elliot 1727-1805    5.28
 Charlotte Elliott 1789-1871    5.29
 Ebenezer Elliott 1781-1849    5.30
 George Ellis 1753-1815    5.31
 Havelock Ellis (Henry Havelock Ellis) 1859-1939    5.32
 Elstow    5.33
 Paul Eluard 1895-1952    5.34
 Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-82    5.35
 Sir William Empson 1906-84    5.36
 Friedrich Engels 1820-95    5.37
 Thomas Dunn English 1819-1902    5.38
 Ennius 239-169 B.C.    5.39
 Ephelia fl. 1679    5.40
 Sir Jacob Epstein 1880-1959    5.41
 Julius J. Epstein 1909-, Philip G. Epstein 1909-52, and Howard Koch 1902-    5.42
 Olaudah Equiano c.1745-c.1797    5.43
 Erasmus (Desiderius Erasmus) c.1467-1536    5.44
 Susan Ertz 1894-1985    5.45
 Robert Devereux, Earl Of Essex 1566-1601    5.46
 Henri Estienne 1531-98    5.47
 Sir George Etherege (or Etheredge) c.1635-91    5.48
 Euclid fl. c.300 B.C.    5.49
 Euripides c.485-406 B.C.    5.50
 Abel Evans 1679-1737    5.51
 John Evelyn 1620-1706    5.52
 David Everett 1769-1813    5.53
 Viscount Eversley    5.54
 William Norman Ewer 1885-1976    5.55

 F    6.0
 F. W. Faber 1814-63    6.1
 Robert Fabyan d. 1513    6.2
 Clifton Fadiman 1904-    6.3
 Lucius Cary (second Viscount Falkland) 1610-43    6.4
 Sir Richard Fanshawe 1605-66    6.5
 Michael Faraday 1791-1867    6.6
 Eleanor Farjeon 1881-1965    6.7
 Edward Farmer c.1809-76    6.8
 King Farouk of Egypt 1920-65    6.9
 George Farquhar c.1677-1707    6.10
 David Glasgow Farragut 1801-70    6.11
 William Faulkner 1897-1962    6.12
 Guy Fawkes 1570-1606    6.13
 James Fenton 1949-    6.14
 Edna Ferber 1887-1968    6.15
 Emperor Ferdinand I 1503-64    6.16
 Robert Fergusson 1750-74    6.17
 Ludwig Feuerbach 1804-72    6.18
 Eric Field    6.19
 Eugene Field 1850-95    6.20
 Henry Fielding 1707-54    6.21
 Dorothy Fields 1905-74    6.22
 W. C. Fields (William Claude Dukenfield) 1880-1946    6.23
 Harry Julian Fink, Rita M. Fink, and Dean Riesner    6.24
 Ronald Firbank 1886-1926    6.25
 L'Abb‚ Edgeworth De Firmont 1745-1807    6.26
 Fred Fisher 1875-1942    6.27
 H. A. L. Fisher 1856-1940    6.28
 John Arbuthnot Fisher (Baron Fisher) 1841-1920    6.29
 Marve Fisher    6.30
 Albert H. Fitz    6.31
 Charles Fitzgeffrey c.1575-1638    6.32
 Edward Fitzgerald 1809-83    6.33
 F. Scott Fitzgerald 1896-1940    6.34
 Bud Flanagan (Chaim Reeven Weintrop) 1896-1968    6.35
 Michael Flanders 1922-75 and Donald Swann 1923-    6.36
 Thomas Flatman 1637-88    6.37
 Gustave Flaubert 1821-80    6.38
 James Elroy Flecker 1884-1915    6.39
 Richard Flecknoe d. c.1678    6.40
 Ian Fleming 1908-64    6.41
 Marjory Fleming 1803-11    6.42
 Robert, Marquis de Flers 1872-1927 and Arman de Caillavet 1869-1915    6.43
 Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun 1655-1716    6.44
 John Fletcher 1579-1625    6.45
 Phineas Fletcher 1582-1650    6.46
 Jean-Pierre Claris De Florian 1755-94    6.47
 John Florio c.1553-1625    6.48
 Marshal Ferdinand Foch 1851-1929    6.49
 J. Foley    6.50
 Jos‚ Da Fonseca and Pedro Carolino fl. 1855    6.51
 Michael Foot 1913-    6.52
 Samuel Foote 1720-77    6.53
 Miss C. F. Forbes 1817-1911    6.54
 Gerald Ford 1909-    6.55
 Henry Ford 1863-1947    6.56
 John Ford 1586-after 1639    6.57
 Lena Guilbert Ford 1870-1916    6.58
 Thomas Ford d. 1648    6.59
 Howell Forgy 1908-83    6.60
 E. M. Forster 1879-1970    6.61
 Harry Emerson Fosdick 1878-1969    6.62
 Charles Foster 1828-1904    6.63
 Sir George Foster 1847-1931    6.64
 John Foster 1770-1843    6.65
 Stephen Collins Foster 1826-64    6.66
 Charles Fourier 1772-1837    6.67
 Charles James Fox 1749-1806    6.68
 George Fox 1624-91    6.69
 Henry Fox    6.70
 Henry Richard Vassall Fox    6.71
 Henry Stephen Fox 1791-1846    6.72
 Anatole France (Jacques-Anatole-Fran‡ois Thibault) 1844-1924    6.73
 Francis I 1494-1547    6.74
 St Francis de Sales 1567-1622    6.75
 Georges Franju 1912-    6.76
 Benjamin Franklin 1706-90    6.77
 Oliver Franks (Baron Franks)    6.78
 Sir James George Frazer 1854-1941    6.79
 Frederick the Great 1712-86    6.80
 Cliff Freeman    6.81
 E. A. Freeman 1823-92    6.82
 John Freeth c.1731-1808    6.83
 John Hookham Frere 1769-1846    6.84
 Sigmund Freud 1856-1939    6.85
 Betty Friedan 1921-    6.86
 Max Frisch 1911-    6.87
 Charles Frohman 1860-1915    6.88
 Erich Fromm 1900-80    6.89
 Robert Frost 1874-1963    6.90
 Christopher Fry 1907-    6.91
 Roger Fry 1866-1934    6.92
 R. Buckminster Fuller 1895-1983    6.93
 Sam Fuller    6.94
 Thomas Fuller 1608-61    6.95
 Thomas Fuller 1654-1734    6.96
 Alfred Funke b. 1869    6.97
 Douglas Furber, Noel Gay, and Arthur Rose    6.98
 Sir David Maxwell Fyfe 1900-67    6.99
 Rose Fyleman 1877-1957    6.100

 G    7.0
 Zsa Zsa Gabor (Sari Gabor) 1919-    7.1
 Thomas Gainsborough 1727-88    7.2
 Thomas Gaisford 1779-1855    7.3
 Hugh Gaitskell 1906-63    7.4
 Gaius 2nd century A.D.    7.5
 J. K. Galbraith 1908-    7.6
 Galileo Galilei 1564-1642    7.7
 John Galsworthy 1867-1933    7.8
 John Galt 1779-1839    7.9
 Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi 1869-1948    7.10
 Greta Garbo (Greta Lovisa Gustafsson) 1905-90    7.11
 Federico GarcЎa Lorca 1899-1936    7.12
 Richard Gardiner b. c.1533    7.13
 Ed Gardner 1905-63    7.14
 James A. Garfield 1831-81    7.15
 Giuseppe Garibaldi 1807-82    7.16
 John Nance Garner 1868-1967    7.17
 David Garrick 1717-79    7.18
 William Lloyd Garrison 1805-79    7.19
 Sir Samuel Garth 1661-1719    7.20
 Elizabeth Gaskell 1810-65    7.21
 Gavarni (Guillaume Sulpice Chevallier) 1804-66    7.22
 John Gay 1685-1732    7.23
 Noel Gay (Richard Moxon Armitage) 1898-1954    7.24
 Sir Eric Geddes 1875-1937    7.25
 George I 1660-1727    7.26
 George II 1683-1760    7.27
 George III 1738-1820    7.28
 George IV 1762-1830    7.29
 George V 1865-1936    7.30
 George VI 1895-1952    7.31
 Daniel George (Daniel George Bunting)    7.32
 Lloyd George    7.33
 George Gershwin 1898-1937    7.34
 Ira Gershwin 1896-1983    7.35
 Edward Gibbon 1737-94    7.36
 Orlando Gibbons 1583-1625    7.37
 Stella Gibbons 1902-89    7.38
 Wolcott Gibbs 1902-58    7.39
 Kahlil Gibran 1883-1931    7.40
 Wilfrid Wilson Gibson 1878-1962    7.41
 Andr‚ Gide 1869-1951    7.42
 Sir Humphrey Gilbert c.1539-83    7.43
 W. S. Gilbert 1836-1911    7.44
 Eric Gill 1882-1940    7.45
 Terry Gilliam 1940-    7.46
 Allen Ginsberg 1926-    7.47
 George Gipp d. 1920    7.48
 Jean Giraudoux 1882-1944    7.49
 W. E. Gladstone 1809-98    7.50
 Hannah Glasse fl. 1747    7.51
 Duke of Gloucester 1743-1805    7.52
 Jean-Luc Godard 1930-    7.53
 A. D. Godley 1856-1925    7.54
 Sidney Godolphin 1610-43    7.55
 William Godwin 1756-1836    7.56
 Joseph Goebbels 1897-1945    7.57
 Hermann Goering 1893-1946    7.58
 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1749-1832    7.59
 Isaac Goldberg 1887-1938    7.60
 Emma Goldman 1869-1940    7.61
 Oliver Goldsmith 1730-74    7.62
 Barry Goldwater 1909-    7.63
 Sam Goldwyn (Samuel Goldfish) 1882-1974    7.64
 Adam Lindsay Gordon 1833-70    7.65
 Mack Gordon 1904-59    7.66
 Stuart Gorrell 1902-63    7.67
 Lord Goschen 1831-1907    7.68
 Sir Edmund Gosse 1849-1928    7.69
 Dean Goulburn 1818-97    7.70
 John Gower c.1330-1408    7.71
 Sir Ernest Gowers 1880-1966    7.72
 Francisco Jos‚ de Goya y Lucientes 1746-1828    7.73
 Clementina Stirling Graham 1782-1877    7.74
 D. M. Graham 1911-    7.75
 Harry Graham 1874-1936    7.76
 James Graham, Marquis of Montrose 1612-50    7.77
 Kenneth Grahame 1859-1932    7.78
 James Grainger c.1721-66    7.79
 Ulysses S. Grant 1822-85    7.80
 George Granville, Baron Lansdowne 1666-1735    7.81
 John Woodcock Graves 1795-1886    7.82
 Robert Graves 1895-1985    7.83
 John Chipman Gray 1839-1915    7.84
 Patrick, Sixth Lord Gray d. 1612    7.85
 Thomas Gray 1716-71    7.86
 Horace Greely 1811-72    7.87
 Hannah Green (Joanne Greenberg)    7.88
 Matthew Green 1696-1737    7.89
 Graham Greene 1904-91    7.90
 Robert Greene c.1560-92    7.91
 Germaine Greer 1939-    7.92
 Gregory the Great c.540-604    7.93
 Gregory VII 1020-85    7.94
 Stephen Grellet 1773-1855    7.95
 Joyce Grenfell 1910-79    7.96
 Julian Grenfell 1888-1915    7.97
 Frances Greville (n‚e Macartney) c.1724-89    7.98
 Sir Fulke Greville 1554-1628    7.99
 Sir Edward Grey (Viscount Grey of Fallodon) 1862-1933    7.100
 Mervyn Griffith-Jones 1909-79    7.101
 Nicholas Grimald 1519-62    7.102
 George and Weedon Grossmith 1847-1912 and 1854-1919    7.103
 Philip Guedalla 1889-1944    7.104
 Texas Guinan (Mary Louise Cecilia Guinan) 1884-1933    7.105
 Nubar Gulbenkian 1896-1972    7.106
 Dorothy Frances Gurney 1858-1932    7.107
 Woody Guthrie (Woodrow Wilson Guthrie) 1912-67    7.108
 Nell Gwyn 1650-87    7.109

 H    8.0
 Emperor Hadrian A.D. 76-138    8.1
 Rider Haggard (Sir Henry Rider Haggard) 1856-1925    8.2
 C. F. S. Hahnemann 1755-1843    8.3
 Earl Haig 1861-1928    8.4
 Lord Hailsham (Baron Hailsham, Quintin Hogg) 1907-    8.5
 J. B. S. Haldane 1892-1964    8.6
 H. R. Haldeman 1929-    8.7
 Edward Everett Hale 1822-1909    8.8
 Sir Matthew Hale 1609-76    8.9
 Nathan Hale 1755-76    8.10
 Sarah Josepha Hale 1788-1879    8.11
 T. C. Haliburton 1796-1865    8.12
 George Savile, Marquis of Halifax 1633-95    8.13
 Joseph Hall 1574-1656    8.14
 Fitz-Greene Halleck 1790-1867    8.15
 Friedrich Halm (Eligius Francis Joseph, Baron von MЃnch-Bellinghausen) 1806-71    8.16
 Margaret Halsey 1910-    8.17
 Admiral W. F. ('Bull') Halsey 1882-1959    8.18
 Alex Hamilton 1936-    8.19
 Alexander Hamilton c.1755-1804    8.20
 Gail Hamilton (Mary A. Dodge) 1833-96    8.21
 Sir William Hamilton 1788-1856    8.22
 Oscar Hammerstein II 1895-1960    8.23
 Christopher Hampton 1946-    8.24
 John Hancock 1737-93    8.25
 Learned Hand 1872-1961    8.26
 Minnie Hanff 1880-1942    8.27
 Brian Hanrahan 1949-    8.28
 Edmond Haraucourt 1856-1941    8.29
 Otto Harbach 1873-1963    8.30
 E. Y. ('Yip') Harburg 1898-1981    8.31
 Keir Hardie 1856-1915    8.32
 Sir William Harcourt 1827-1904    8.33
 Warren G. Harding 1865-1923    8.34
 Philip Yorke, Earl of Hardwicke 1690-1764    8.35
 Godfrey Harold Hardy 1877-1947    8.36
 Thomas Hardy 1840-1928    8.37
 Julius Hare 1795-1855 and Augustus Hare 1792-1834    8.38
 Maurice Evan Hare 1886-1967    8.39
 W. F. Hargreaves 1846-1919    8.40
 Sir John Harington 1561-1612    8.41
 Lord Harlech (David Ormsby Gore) 1918-85    8.42
 Harold of England 1022-66    8.43
 Jimmy Harper, Will E. Haines, and Tommie Connor    8.44
 Joel Chandler Harris 1848-1908    8.45
 Lorenz Hart 1895-1943    8.46
 Bret Harte 1836-1902    8.47
 L. P. Hartley 1895-1972    8.48
 F. W. Harvey b. 1888    8.49
 Minnie Louise Haskins 1875-1957    8.50
 Stephen Hawes d. c.1523    8.51
 Lord Haw-Haw    8.52
 R. S. Hawker 1803-75    8.53
 Nathaniel Hawthorne 1804-64    8.54
 Ian Hay (John Hay Beith) 1876-1952    8.55
 J. Milton Hayes 1884-1940    8.56
 Eliza Haywood c.1693-1756    8.57
 William Hazlitt 1778-1830    8.58
 Denis Healey 1917-    8.59
 Seamus Heaney 1939-    8.60
 Edward Heath 1916-    8.61
 Reginald Heber 1783-1826    8.62
 G. W. F. Hegel 1770-1831    8.63
 Heinrich Heine 1797-1856    8.64
 Werner Heisenberg 1901-76    8.65
 Joseph Heller 1923-    8.66
 Lillian Hellman 1905-84    8.67
 Helv‚tius (Claude Arien Helv‚tius) 1715-71    8.68
 Felicia Hemans 1793-1835    8.69
 John Heming 1556-1630 and Henry Condell d. 1627    8.70
 Ernest Hemingway 1899-1961    8.71
 Arthur W. D. Henley    8.72
 W. E. Henley 1849-1903    8.73
 Henri IV 1553-1610    8.74
 Henry II 1133-89    8.75
 Henry VIII 1491-1547    8.76
 Matthew Henry 1662-1714    8.77
 O. Henry (William Sydney Porter) 1862-1910    8.78
 Patrick Henry 1736-99    8.79
 Joseph Henshaw 1603-79    8.80
 Heraclitus fl. 513 B.C.    8.81
 A. P. Herbert 1890-1971    8.82
 Lord Herbert of Cherbury 1583-1648    8.83
 George Herbert 1593-1633    8.84
 Robert Herrick 1591-1674    8.85
 Lord Hervey 1696-1743    8.86
 Hesiod c.700 B.C.    8.87
 Hermann Hesse 1877-1962    8.88
 Gordon Hewart (Viscount Hewart) 1870-1943    8.89
 Du Bose Heyward 1885-1940 and Ira Gershwin 1896-1983    8.90
 John Heywood c.1497-c.1580    8.91
 Thomas Heywood c.1574-1641    8.92
 Sir Seymour Hicks 1871-1949    8.93
 Aaron Hill 1685-1750    8.94
 Joe Hill 1879-1915    8.95
 Pattie S. Hill 1868-1946    8.96
 Rowland Hill 1744-1833    8.97
 Sir Edmund Hillary 1919-    8.98
 Fred Hillebrand 1893-    8.99
 Hillel 'The Elder' c.70 B.C.-c. A.D. 10    8.100
 Lady Hillingdon 1857-1940    8.101
 James Hilton 1900-54    8.102
 Hippocleides 6th century B.C.    8.103
 Hippocrates c.460-357 B.C.    8.104
 Alfred Hitchcock 1899-1980    8.105
 Adolf Hitler 1889-1945    8.106
 Thomas Hobbes 1588-1679    8.107
 John Cam Hobhouse (Baron Broughton) 1786-1869    8.108
 Ralph Hodgson 1871-1962    8.109
 Eric Hoffer 1902-83    8.110
 Heinrich Hoffmann 1809-94    8.111
 Max Hoffman    8.112
 Gerard Hoffnung 1925-59    8.113
 Lancelot Hogben 1895-1975    8.114
 James Hogg 1770-1835    8.115
 Paul Henri, Baron d'Holbach 1723-89    8.116
 Billie Holiday 1915-59    8.117
 Billie Holiday 1915-59 and Arthur Herzog Jr. 1901-83    8.118
 1st Lord Holland 1705-74    8.119
 3rd Lord Holland 1733-1840    8.120
 Stanley Holloway 1890-1982    8.121
 John H. Holmes 1879-1964    8.122
 Oliver Wendell Holmes 1809-94    8.123
 John Home 1722-1808    8.124
 Lord Home (fourteenth Earl of Home, formerly Sir Alec Douglas-Home) 1903- 1963-4    8.125
 Homer 8th century B.C.    8.126
 William Hone 1780-1842    8.127
 Arthur Honegger 1892-1955    8.128
 Thomas Hood 1799-1845    8.129
 Richard Hooker c.1554-1600    8.130
 Ellen Sturgis Hooper 1816-41    8.131
 Herbert Hoover 1874-1964    8.132
 Anthony Hope (Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins) 1863-1933    8.133
 Bob Hope 1903-    8.134
 Francis Hope 1938-74    8.135
 Laurence Hope (Adela Florence Nicolson) 1865-1904    8.136
 Gerard Manley Hopkins 1844-89    8.137
 Joseph Hopkinson 1770-1842    8.138
 Horace 65-8 B.C.    8.139
 Samuel Horsley 1733-1806    8.140
 A. E. Housman 1859-1936    8.141
 Julia Ward Howe 1819-1910    8.142
 James Howell c.1593-1666    8.143
 Mary Howitt 1799-1888    8.144
 Edmond Hoyle 1672-1769    8.145
 Elbert Hubbard 1859-1915    8.146
 Frank McKinney ('Kin') Hubbard 1868-1930    8.147
 L. Ron Hubbard 1911-86    8.148
 Howard Hughes Jr. 1905-76    8.149
 Jimmy Hughes and Frank Lake    8.150
 Langston Hughes 1902-67    8.151
 Ted Hughes 1930-    8.152
 Thomas Hughes 1822-96    8.153
 Victor Hugo 1802-85    8.154
 David Hume 1711-76    8.155
 Hubert Humphrey 1911-78    8.156
 Leigh Hunt 1784-1859    8.157
 Anne Hunter 1742-1821    8.158
 William Hunter 1718-83    8.159
 Herman Hupfeld 1894-1951    8.160
 John Huss c.1372-1415    8.161
 Saddam Hussein (Saddam bin Hussein at-Takriti) 1937-    8.162
 Francis Hutcheson 1694-1746    8.163
 Aldous Huxley 1894-1963    8.164
 Sir Julian Huxley 1887-1975    8.165
 T. H. Huxley 1825-95    8.166
 Edward Hyde    8.167

 I    9.0
 Dolores Ibarruri ('La Pasionaria') 1895-1989    9.1
 Henrik Ibsen 1828-1906    9.2
 Eric Idle 1943-    9.3
 Francis Iles (Anthony Berkeley Cox) 1893-1970    9.4
 Ivan Illich 1926-    9.5
 Charles Inge 1868-1957    9.6
 William Ralph Inge (Dean Inge) 1860-1954    9.7
 Jean Ingelow 1820-97    9.8
 Robert G. Ingersoll 1833-99    9.9
 J. A. D. Ingres 1780-1867    9.10
 EugЉne Ionesco 1912-    9.11
 Weldon J. Irvine    9.12
 Washington Irving 1783-1859    9.13
 Anne Ingram, Viscountess Irwin c.1696-1764    9.14
 Christopher Isherwood 1904-86    9.15

 J    10.0
 Andrew Jackson 1767-1845    10.1
 Holbrook Jackson 1874-1948    10.2
 Joe Jacobs 1896-1940    10.3
 Jacopone da Todi c.1230-1306    10.4
 Mick Jagger 1943- and Keith Richard (Keith Richards) 1943-    10.5
 Richard Jago 1715-81    10.6
 James I (James VI of Scotland) 1566-1625    10.7
 James V of Scotland 1512-42    10.8
 Henry James 1843-1916    10.9
 William James 1842-1910    10.10
 Randall Jarrell 1914-65    10.11
 Douglas Jay 1907-    10.12
 Jean Paul 1763-1825    10.13
 Sir James Jeans 1877-1946    10.14
 Thomas Jefferson 1743-1826    10.15
 Francis, Lord Jeffrey 1773-1850    10.16
 David Jenkins 1925-    10.17
 Roy Jenkins (Baron Jenkins of Hillhead) 1920-    10.18
 Paul Jennings 1918-89    10.19
 Soame Jenyns 1704-87    10.20
 St Jerome c.342-420    10.21
 Jerome K. Jerome 1859-1927    10.22
 William Jerome 1865-1932    10.23
 Douglas Jerrold 1803-57    10.24
 John Jewel 1522-71    10.25
 C. E. M. Joad 1891-1953    10.26
 St John of the Cross 1542-91    10.27
 John of Salisbury c.1115-80    10.28
 Pope John XXIII (Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli) 1881-1963    10.29
 Linton Kwesi Johnson b. 1952    10.30
 Lionel Johnson 1867-1902    10.31
 Lyndon Baines Johnson 1908-73    10.32
 Paul Johnson    10.33
 Philander Chase Johnson 1866-1939    10.34
 Philip Johnson 1906-    10.35
 Samuel Johnson 1709-84    10.36
 John Benn Johnstone 1803-91    10.37
 Hanns Johst 1890-1978    10.38
 Al Jolson 1886-1950    10.39
 Henry Arthur Jones 1851-1929 and Henry Herman 1832-94    10.40
 John Paul Jones 1747-92    10.41
 LeRoi Jones    10.42
 Sir William Jones 1746-94    10.43
 Erica Jong 1942-    10.44
 Ben Jonson c.1573-1637    10.45
 Janis Joplin 1943-70    10.46
 Thomas Jordan c.1612-85    10.47
 John Jortin 1698-1770    10.48
 Sir Keith Joseph 1918-    10.49
 Benjamin Jowett 1817-93    10.50
 James Joyce 1882-1941    10.51
 William Joyce (Lord Haw-Haw) 1906-1946    10.52
 Jack Judge 1878-1938 and Harry Williams 1874-1924    10.53
 Emperor Julian the Apostate c.332-363    10.54
 Julian of Norwich 1343-1443    10.55
 Carl Gustav Jung 1875-1961    10.56
 'Junius    10.57
 Sir John Junor    10.58
 Emperor Justinian c.482-565    10.59
 Juvenal A.D. c.60-c.130    10.60

 K    11.0
 Franz Kafka 1883-1924    11.1
 Gus Kahn 1886-1941 and Raymond B. Egan 1890-1952    11.2
 Bert Kalmar 1884-1947, Harry Ruby 1895-1974, Arthur Sheekman 1891-1978, and Nat Perrin    11.3
 Henry Home, Lord Kames 1696-1782    11.4
 Immanuel Kant 1724-1804    11.5
 Alphonse Karr 1808-90    11.6
 George S. Kaufman 1889-1961    11.7
 Gerald Kaufman 1930-    11.8
 Paul Kaufman and Mike Anthony    11.9
 Christoph Kaufmann 1753-95    11.10
 Patrick Kavanagh 1905-67    11.11
 Ted Kavanagh 1892-1958    11.12
 Denis Kearney 1847-1907    11.13
 John Keats 1795-1821    11.14
 John Keble 1792-1866    11.15
 George Keith, 5th Earl Marischal 1553-1623    11.16
 Frank B. Kellogg 1856-1937    11.17
 Hugh Kelly 1739-77    11.18
 Thomas … Kempis (Thomas H„mmertein or H„mmerken 1380-1741) 1380-1471    11.19
 Thomas Ken 1637-1711    11.20
 John F. Kennedy 1917-63    11.21
 Joseph P. Kennedy 1888-1969    11.22
 Lloyd Kenyon (first Baron Kenyon) 1732-1802    11.23
 Lady Caroline Keppel b. 1735    11.24
 Jack Kerouac 1922-69    11.25
 Ralph Kettell 1563-1643    11.26
 Francis Scott Key 1779-1843    11.27
 Maynard Keynes (John Maynard Keynes, first Baron Keynes of Tilton) 1883-1946    11.28
 Nikita Khrushchev 1894-1971    11.29
 Joyce Kilmer 1886-1918    11.30
 Lord Kilmuir (Sir David Maxwell Fyfe) 1900-67    11.31
 Francis Kilvert 1840-79    11.32
 Benjamin Franklin King 1857-94    11.33
 Henry King 1592-1669    11.34
 Martin Luther King 1929-68    11.35
 Stoddard King 1889-1933    11.36
 Charles Kingsley 1819-75    11.37
 Hugh Kingsmill (Hugh Kingsmill Lunn) 1889-1949    11.38
 Neil Kinnock 1942-    11.39
 Rudyard Kipling 1865-1936    11.40
 Henry Kissinger 1923-    11.41
 Fred Kitchen 1872-1950    11.42
 Lord Kitchener 1850-1916    11.43
 Paul Klee 1879-1940    11.44
 Friedrich Klopstock 1724-1803    11.45
 Charles Knight and Kenneth Lyle    11.46
 Mary Knowles 1733-1807    11.47
 John Knox 1505-72    11.48
 Ronald Knox 1888-1957    11.49
 Vicesimus Knox 1752-1821    11.50
 Arthur Koestler 1905-83    11.51
 Jiddu Krishnamurti d. 1986    11.52
 Kris Kristofferson 1936- and Fred Foster    11.53
 Jeremy Joe Kronsberg    11.54
 Paul Kruger 1825-1904    11.55
 Joseph Wood Krutch 1893-1970    11.56
 Stanley Kubrick 1928-    11.57
 Satish Kumar 1937-    11.58
 Milan Kundera 1929-    11.59
 Thomas Kyd 1558-94    11.60

 L    12.0
 Henry Labouchere 1831-1912    12.1
 Jean de la BruyЉre 1645-96    12.2
 Nivelle de la Chauss‚e 1692-1754    12.3
 James Lackington 1746-1815    12.4
 Jean de la Fontaine 1621-95    12.5
 Jules Laforgue 1860-87    12.6
 Fiorello La Guardia 1882-1947    12.7
 R. D. Laing 1927-89    12.8
 Alphonse de Lamartine 1790-1869    12.9
 Lady Caroline Lamb 1785-1828    12.10
 Charles Lamb 1775-1834    12.11
 Constant Lambert 1905-51    12.12
 John George Lambton (first Earl of Durham) 1792-1840    12.13
 George Lamming b. 1927    12.14
 Giuseppe di Lampedusa 1896-1957    12.15
 Sir Osbert Lancaster 1908-86    12.16
 Bert Lance 1931-    12.17
 Letitia Elizabeth Landon 1802-38    12.18
 Walter Savage Landor 1775-1864    12.19
 Andrew Lang 1844-1912    12.20
 Julia Lang 1921-    12.21
 Suzanne K. Langer 1895-1985    12.22
 William Langland c.1330-c.1400    12.23
 Archbishop Stephen Langton d. 1228    12.24
 Lѓo Tse    12.25
 Ring Lardner 1885-1933    12.26
 Philip Larkin 1922-1985    12.27
 Duc de la Rochefoucauld 1613-80    12.28
 Duc de la Rochefoucauld-Liancourt 1747-1827    12.29
 Hugh Latimer c.1485-1555    12.30
 William Laud 1573-1645    12.31
 Sir Harry Lauder 1870-1950    12.32
 Stan Laurel (Arthur Stanley Jefferson) 1890-1965    12.33
 William L. Laurence 1888-1977    12.34
 James Laver 1899-1975    12.35
 Andrew Bonar Law 1858-1923    12.36
 D. H. Lawrence (David Herbert Lawrence) 1885-1930    12.37
 T. E. Lawrence 1888-1935    12.38
 Emma Lazarus 1849-87    12.39
 Sir Edmund Leach 1910-    12.40
 Stephen Leacock 1869-1944    12.41
 Mary Leapor 1722-46    12.42
 Edward Lear 1812-88    12.43
 Timothy Leary 1920-    12.44
 Mary Elizabeth Lease 1853-1933    12.45
 F. R. Leavis 1895-1978    12.46
 Fran Lebowitz    12.47
 Stanislaw Lec 1909-66    12.48
 John le Carr‚ (David John Moore Cornwell) 1931-    12.49
 Le Corbusier (Charles ђdouard Jeanneret) 1887-1965    12.50
 Alexandre Auguste Ledru-Rollin 1807-74    12.51
 Gypsy Rose Lee (Rose Louise Hovick) 1914-70    12.52
 Harper Lee 1926-    12.53
 Henry Lee ('Light-Horse Harry') 1756-1818    12.54
 Laurie Lee 1914-    12.55
 Nathaniel Lee c.1653-92    12.56
 Robert E. Lee 1807-70    12.57
 Richard Le Gallienne 1866-1947    12.58
 Ernest Lehman    12.59
 Tom Lehrer 1928-    12.60
 Fred W. Leigh d. 1924    12.61
 Fred W. Leigh d. 1924, Charles Collins, and Lily Morris    12.62
 Henry Sambrooke Leigh 1837-83    12.63
 Charles G. Leland 1824-1903    12.64
 Curtis E. LeMay 1906-90    12.65
 Lenin (Vladimir Ilich Ulyanov) 1870-1924    12.66
 John Lennon 1940-80    12.67
 John Lennon 1940-1980 and Paul McCartney 1942-    12.68
 Dan Leno (George Galvin) 1860-1904    12.69
 William Lenthall 1591-1662    12.70
 Leonardo da Vinci 1452-1519    12.71
 Alan Jay Lerner 1918-86    12.72
 Doris Lessing 1919-    12.73
 G. E. Lessing 1729-81    12.74
 Winifred Mary Letts 1882-1972    12.75
 Ros Levenstein    12.76
 Ada Leverson 1865-1936    12.77
 Bernard Levin 1928-    12.78
 Duc de L‚vis 1764-1830    12.79
 Claude L‚vi-Strauss 1908-    12.80
 G. H. Lewes (George Henry Lewes) 1817-78    12.81
 C. Day Lewis    12.82
 C. S. Lewis 1898-1963    12.83
 Esther Lewis (later Clark) fl. 1747-89    12.84
 Sir George Cornewall Lewis 1806-63    12.85
 John Spedan Lewis 1885-1963    12.86
 Wyndham Lewis (Percy Wyndham Lewis) 1882-1957    12.87
 Sam M. Lewis 1885-1959 and Joe Young 1889-1939    12.88
 Sinclair Lewis 1885-1951    12.89
 Robert Ley 1890-1945    12.90
 George Leybourne d. 1884    12.91
 Liberace (Wladziu Valentino Liberace) 1919-87    12.92
 Georg Christoph Lichtenberg 1742-99    12.93
 Charles-Joseph, Prince de Ligne 1735-1814    12.94
 Beatrice Lillie 1894-1989    12.95
 George Lillo 1693-1739    12.96
 Abraham Lincoln 1809-1865    12.97
 R. M. Lindner 1914-56    12.98
 Vachel Lindsay 1879-1931    12.99
 Eric Linklater 1899-1974    12.100
 Art Linkletter 1912-    12.101
 George Linley 1798-1865    12.102
 Walter Lippmann 1889-1974    12.103
 Joan Littlewood and Charles Chilton 1914-    12.104
 Maxim Litvinov 1876-1951    12.105
 Livy (Titus Livius) 59 B.C.- AD 17    12.106
 Richard Llewellyn (Richard Dafydd Vivian Llewellyn Lloyd) 1907-83    12.107
 Robert Lloyd    12.108
 David Lloyd George (Earl Lloyd-George of Dwyfor) 1863-1945    12.109
 John Locke 1632-1704    12.110
 Frederick Locker-Lampson 1821-95    12.111
 John Gibson Lockhart 1794-1854    12.112
 Francis Lockier 1667-1740    12.113
 David Lodge 1935-    12.114
 Thomas Lodge c.1558-1625    12.115
 Frank Loesser 1910-69    12.116
 Friedrich von Logau 1604-55    12.117
 Jack London (John Griffith London) 1876-1916    12.118
 Huey Long 1893-1935    12.119
 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 1807-82    12.120
 Longinus    12.121
 Frederick Lonsdale 1881-1954    12.122
 Anita Loos 1893-1981    12.123
 Frederico GarcЎa Lorca 1899-1936    12.124
 Konrad Lorenz 1903-89    12.125
 Louis XIV 1638-1715    12.126
 Louis XVIII 1755-1824    12.127
 Richard Lovelace 1618-58    12.128
 Samuel Lover 1797-1868    12.129
 David Low 1891-1963    12.130
 Robert Lowe, Viscount Sherbrooke 1811-92    12.131
 Amy Lowell 1874-1925    12.132
 James Russell Lowell 1819-91    12.133
 Robert Lowell 1917-77    12.134
 William Lowndes 1652-1724    12.135
 L. S. Lowry 1887-1976    12.136
 Malcolm Lowry 1909-57    12.137
 Lucan A.D. 39-65    12.138
 George Lucas 1944-    12.139
 Lucilius (Gaius Lucilius) c.180-102 B.C.    12.140
 Lucretius c.94-55 B.C.    12.141
 Fray Luis de Leўn c.1527-91    12.142
 Martin Luther 1483-1546    12.143
 Rosa Luxemburg 1871-1919    12.144
 John Lydgate c.1370-c.1451    12.145
 John Lyly c.1554-1606    12.146
 Baron Lyndhurst 1772-1863    12.147
 Lysander d. 395 B.C.    12.148
 H. F. Lyte 1793-1847    12.149
 George Lyttelton (first Baron Lyttleton) 1709-73    12.150
 E. R. Bulwer, first Earl of Lytton    12.151

1.0 A

1.1 Peter Abelard 1079-1142

   O quanta qualia sunt illa sabbata,
   Quae semper celebrat superna curia.

   O what their joy and glory must be,
   Those endless sabbaths the blessЉd ones see!

   'Hymnarius Paraclitensis' bk. 1, pars altera 'Hymni Diurni' no. 29
   'Sabbato. Ad Vesperas' (translated by J. M. Neale, 1854)

1.2 Dannie Abse 1923-

   I know the colour rose, and it is lovely,
   But not when it ripens in a tumour;
   And healing greens, leaves and grass, so springlike,
   In limbs that fester are not springlike.

   'Pathology of Colours' (1968)

   So in the simple blessing of a rainbow,
   In the bevelled edge of a sunlit mirror,
   I have seen visible, Death's artifact
   Like a soldier's ribbon on a tunic tacked.

   'Pathology of Colours' (1968)

1.3 Accius 170-c.86 B.C.

   Oderint, dum metuant.

   Let them hate, so long as they fear.

   From 'Atreus', in Seneca 'Dialogues' bks. 3-5 'De Ira' bk. 1, sect. 20,
   subsect. 4

1.4 Goodman Ace 1899-1982

   TV--a clever contraction derived from the words Terrible Vaudeville....we
   call it a medium because nothing's well done.

   Letter to Groucho Marx, in 'The Groucho Letters' (1967) p. 114

1.5 Dean Acheson 1893-1971

   Great Britain has lost an empire and has not yet found a role.

   Speech at the Military Academy, West Point, 5 December 1962, in 'Vital
   Speeches' 1 January 1963, p. 163

   The first requirement of a statesman is that he be dull.

   In 'Observer' 21 June 1970

   I will undoubtedly have to seek what is happily known as gainful
   employment, which I am glad to say does not describe holding public

   In 'Time' 22 December 1952

   A memorandum is written not to inform the reader but to protect the

   In 'Wall Street Journal' 8 September 1977

1.6 Lord Acton (John Emerich Edward Dahlberg, first Baron Acton) 1834-1902

   Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

   Letter to Bishop Mandell Creighton, 3 April 1887, in Louise Creighton
   'Life and Letters of Mandell Creighton' (1904) vol. 1, ch. 13.

1.7 Abigail Adams 1744-1818

   In the new code of laws which I suppose it will be necessary for you to
   make I desire you would remember the ladies, and be more generous and
   favourable to them than your ancestors.  Do not put such unlimited power
   into the hands of the husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they

   Letter to John Adams, 31 March 1776

   It is really mortifying, sir, when a woman possessed of a common share of
   understanding considers the difference of education between the male and
   female sex, even in those families where education is attended to...Nay
   why should your sex wish for such a disparity in those whom they one day
   intend for companions and associates.  Pardon me, sir, if I cannot help
   sometimes s uspecting that this neglect arises in some measure from an
   ungenerous jealousy of rivals near the throne.

   Letter to John Thaxter, 15 February 1778

   These are times in which a genius would wish to live. It is not in the
   still calm of life, or in the repose of a pacific station, that great
   challenges are formed....Great necessities call out great virtues.

   Letter to John Quincy Adams, 19 January 1780

1.8 Charles Francis Adams 1807-86

   It would be superfluous in me to point out to your lordship that this is

   Dispatch to Earl Russell, 5 September 1863, in C. F. Adams 'Charles
   Francis Adams' (1900)

1.9 Douglas Adams 1952-

   The Answer to the Great Question Of...Life, the Universe and
   Everything...[is] Forty-two.

   'The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy' (1979) ch. 27

1.10 Frank Adams and Will M. Hough

   I wonder who's kissing her now.

   Title of song (1909)

1.11 Franklin P. Adams 1881-1960

   When the political columnists say 'Every thinking man' they mean
   themselves, and when candidates appeal to 'Every intelligent voter' they
   mean everybody who is going to vote for them.

   'Nods and Becks' (1944) p. 3

   Years ago we discovered the exact point, the dead centre of middle age. It
   occurs when you are too young to take up golf and too old to rush up to
   the net.

   'Nods and Becks' (1944) p. 53

   Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote
   against somebody rather than for somebody.

   'Nods and Becks' (1944) p. 206.

1.12 Henry Brooks Adams 1838-1918

   Politics, as a practice, whatever its professions, has always been the
   systematic organization of hatreds.

   'The Education of Henry Adams' (1907) ch. 1

   Accident counts for much in companionship as in marriage.

   'The Education of Henry Adams' (1907) ch. 4.

   Women have, commonly, a very positive moral sense; that which they will,
   is right; that which they reject, is wrong; and their will, in most cases,
   ends by settling the moral.

   'The Education of Henry Adams' (1907) ch. 6

   All experience is an arch to build upon.

   'The Education of Henry Adams' (1907) ch. 6

   A friend in power is a friend lost.

   'The Education of Henry Adams' (1907) ch. 7

   The effect of power and publicity on all men is the aggravation of self, a
   sort of tumour that ends by killing the victim's sympathies.

   'The Education of Henry Adams' (1907) ch. 10

   These questions of taste, of feeling, of inheritance, need no settlement.
   Everyone carries his own inch-rule of taste, and amuses himself by
   applying it, triumphantly, wherever he travels.

   'The Education of Henry Adams' (1907) ch. 12

   [Charles] Sumner's mind had reached the calm of water which receives and
   reflects images without absorbing them; it contained nothing but itself.

   'The Education of Henry Adams' (1907) ch. 13

   Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit.

   'The Education of Henry Adams' (1907) ch. 16

   A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.

   'The Education of Henry Adams' (1907) ch. 20

   One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many; three are hardly possible.
   Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a
   rivalry of aim.

   'The Education of Henry Adams' (1907) ch. 20

   What one knows is, in youth, of little moment; they know enough who know
   how to learn.

   'The Education of Henry Adams' (1907) ch. 21

   Morality is a private and costly luxury.

   'The Education of Henry Adams' (1907) ch. 22

   Practical politics consists in ignoring facts.

   'The Education of Henry Adams' (1907) ch. 22

   Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it
   accumulates in the form of inert facts.

   'The Education of Henry Adams' (1907) ch. 25

   Symbol or energy, the Virgin had acted as the greatest force the Western
   world had ever felt, and had drawn man's activities to herself more
   strongly than any other power, natural or supernatural had ever done.

   'The Education of Henry Adams' (1907) ch. 25

   Modern politics is, at bottom, a struggle not of men but of forces.

   'The Education of Henry Adams' (1907) ch. 28

   We combat obstacles in order to get repose, and, when got, the repose is

   'The Education of Henry Adams' (1907) ch. 29

   No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words
   are slippery and thought is viscous.

   'The Education of Henry Adams' (1907) ch. 31

1.13 John Adams 1735-1826

   Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people,
   who have a right...and a desire to know; but besides this, they have a
   right, an indisputable, unalienable, indefeasible, divine right to that
   most dreaded and envied kind of knowledge, I mean of the characters and
   conduct of their rulers.

   'A Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law' (1765)

   There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to
   be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.

   'Notes for an Oration at Braintree' (Spring 1772)

   A government of laws, and not of men.

   'Boston Gazette' (1774) no. 7, 'Novanglus' papers; later incorporated in
   the Massachusetts Constitution (1780) Article 30 of the Declaration of

   I agree with you that in politics the middle way is none at all.

   Letter to Horatio Gates, 23 March 1776

   The happiness of society is the end of government.

   'Thoughts on Government' (1776)

   Fear is the foundation of most governments.

   'Thoughts on Government' (1776)

   You and I ought not to die before we have explained ourselves to each

   Letter to Thomas Jefferson, 15 July 1813

   The fundamental article of my political creed is that despotism, or
   unlimited sovereignty, or absolute power, is the same in a majority of a
   popular assembly, an aristocratic council, an oligarchical junto, and a
   single emperor.

   Letter to Thomas Jefferson, 13 November 1815

1.14 John Quincy Adams 1767-1848

   Think of your forefathers! Think of your posterity!

   'Oration at Plymouth' 22 December 1802, p. 6

   Fiat justitia, pereat coelum [Let justice be done though heaven fall]. My
   toast would be, may our country be always successful, but whether
   successful or otherwise, always right.

   Letter to John Adams, 1 August 1816

1.15 Samuel Adams 1722-1803

   What a glorious morning for America.

   On hearing gunfire at Lexington, 19 April 1775

   We cannot make events. Our business is wisely to improve them....Mankind
   are governed more by their feelings than by reason. Events which excite
   those feelings will produce wonderful effects.

   In J. N. Rakove 'The Beginnings of National Politics' (1979) p. 92

   A nation of shop-keepers are very seldom so disinterested.

   'Oration in Philadelphia' 1 August 1776 (the authenticity of this
   publication is doubtful).

1.16 Sarah Flower Adams 1805-48

   Nearer, my God, to thee,
   Nearer to thee!

   'Nearer My God to Thee' in W. G. Fox 'Hymns and Anthems' (1841)

1.17 Harold Adamson 1906-80

   Comin' in on a wing and a pray'r.

   Title of song (1943)

1.18 Joseph Addison 1672-1719

   He more had pleased us, had he pleased us less.

   'An Account of the Greatest English Poets' (referring to Cowley)

   'Twas then great Marlbro's mighty soul was proved.

   'The Campaign' (1705) l. 279

   And, pleased th' Almighty's orders to perform,
   Rides in the whirl-wind, and directs the storm.

   'The Campaign' (1705) l. 291

   And those who paint 'em truest praise 'em most.

   'The Campaign' (1705) l. 476

   'Tis not in mortals to command success,
   But we'll do more, Sempronius; we'll deserve it.

   'Cato' (1713) act 1, sc. 2, l. 43

   'Tis pride, rank pride, and haughtiness of soul;
   I think the Romans call it stoicism.

   'Cato' (1713) act 1, sc. 4, l. 82

   Were you with these, my prince, you'd soon forget
   The pale, unripened beauties of the north.

   'Cato' (1713) act 1, sc. 4, l. 134

   The woman that deliberates is lost.

   'Cato' (1713) act 4, sc. 1, l. 31

   Curse on his virtues! they've undone his country.
   Such popular humanity is treason.

   'Cato' (1713) act 4, sc. 1, l. 205

        What pity is it
   That we can die but once to serve our country!

   'Cato' (1713) act 4, sc. 1, l. 258

   Content thyself to be obscurely good.
   When vice prevails, and impious men bear sway,
   The post of honour is a private station.

   'Cato' (1713) act 4, sc. 1, l. 319

   It must be so--Plato, thou reason'st well!--
   Else whence this pleasing hope, this fond desire,
   This longing after immortality?
   Or whence this secret dread, and inward horror,
   Of falling into naught? Why shrinks the soul
   Back on herself, and startles at destruction?
   'Tis the divinity that stirs within us;
   'Tis heaven itself, that points out an hereafter,
   And intimates eternity to man.
   Eternity! thou pleasing, dreadful thought!

   'Cato' (1713) act 5, sc. 1, l. 1

   From hence, let fierce contending nations know
   What dire effects from civil discord flow.

   'Cato' (1713) act 5, sc. 1, closing lines

   I should think my self a very bad woman, if I had done what I do, for a
   farthing less.

   'The Drummer' (1716) act 1

   There is nothing more requisite in business than dispatch.

   'The Drummer' (1716) act 5, sc. 1

   For wheresoe'er I turn my ravished eyes,
   Gay gilded scenes and shining prospects rise,
   Poetic fields encompass me around,
   And still I seem to tread on classic ground.

   'Letter from Italy' (1704)

   A painted meadow, or a purling stream.

   'Letter from Italy' (1704)

   Music, the greatest good that mortals know,
   And all of heaven we have below.

   'A Song for St Cecilia's Day'

   Should the whole frame of nature round him break,
   In ruin and confusion hurled,
   He, unconcerned, would hear the mighty crack,
   And stand secure amidst a falling world.

   Translation of Horace Odes bk. 3, ode 3.

   A reader seldom peruses a book with pleasure until he knows whether the
   writer of it be a black man or a fair man, of a mild or choleric
   disposition, married or a bachelor.

   'The Spectator' no. 1, 1 March 1711

   In all thy humours, whether grave or mellow,
   Thou'rt such a touchy, testy, pleasant fellow;
   Hast so much wit, and mirth, and spleen about thee,
   There is no living with thee, nor without thee.

   'The Spectator' no. 68, 18 May 1711.

   As Sir Roger is landlord to the whole congregation, he keeps them in very
   good order, and will suffer nobody to sleep in it [the church] besides
   himself; for if by chance he has been surprised into a short nap at
   sermon, upon recovering out of it, he stands up, and looks about him; and
   if he sees anybody else nodding, either wakes them himself, or sends his
   servant to them.

   'The Spectator' no. 112, 9 July 1711

   Sir Roger told them, with the air of a man who would not give his
   judgement rashly, that much might be said on both sides.

   'The Spectator' no. 122, 20 July 1711

   It was a saying of an ancient philosopher, which I find some of our
   writers have ascribed to Queen Elizabeth, who perhaps might have taken
   occasion to repeat it, that a good face is a letter of recommendation.

   'The Spectator' no. 221, 13 November 1711.

   I have often thought, says Sir Roger, it happens very well that Christmas
   should fall out in the Middle of Winter.

   'The Spectator' no. 269, 8 January 1712

   A true critic ought to dwell rather upon excellencies than imperfections,
   to discover the concealed beauties of a writer, and communicate to the
   world such things as are worth their observation.

   'The Spectator' no. 291, 2 February 1712.

   These widows, Sir, are the most perverse creatures in the world.

   'The Spectator' no. 335, 25 March 1712

   Mirth is short and transient, cheerfulness fixed and permanent....Mirth is
   like a flash of lightning that breaks through a gloom of clouds, and
   glitters for a moment: cheerfulness keeps up a kind of day-light in the
   mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity.

   'The Spectator' no. 381, 17 May 1712

   The Knight in the triumph of his heart made several reflections on the
   greatness of the British Nation; as, that one Englishman could beat three
   Frenchmen; that we could never be in danger of Popery so long as we took
   care of our fleet; that the Thames was the noblest river in Europe; that
   London Bridge was a greater piece of work than any of the Seven Wonders of
   the World; with many other honest prejudices which naturally cleave to the
   heart of a true Englishman.

   'The Spectator' no. 383, 20 May 1712

   Wide and undetermined prospects are as pleasing to the fancy, as the
   speculations of eternity or infinitude are to the understanding.

   'The Spectator' no. 412, 23 June 1712

   Through all Eternity to Thee
   A joyful Song I'll raise,
   For oh! Eternity's too short
   To utter all thy Praise.

   'The Spectator' no. 453, 9 August 1712

   We have in England a particular bashfulness in every thing that regards

   'The Spectator' no. 458, 15 August 1712

   The spacious firmament on high,
   With all the blue ethereal sky,
   And spangled heavens, a shining frame,
   Their great Original proclaim.

   'The Spectator' no. 465, 23 August 1712, 'Ode'

   In Reason's ear they all rejoice,
   And utter forth a glorious voice,
   For ever singing, as they shine:
   'The hand that made us is divine.'

   'The Spectator' no. 465, 23 August 1712, 'Ode'

   A woman seldom asks advice before she has bought her wedding clothes.

   'The Spectator' no. 475, 4 September 1712

   Our disputants put me in mind of the skuttle fish, that when he is unable
   to extricate himself, blackens all the water about him, till he becomes

   'The Spectator' no. 476, 5 September 1712

   If we may believe our logicians, man is distinguished from all other
   creatures by the faculty of laughter.

   'The Spectator' no. 494, 26 September 1712

   'We are always doing', says he, 'something for Posterity, but I would fain
   see Posterity do something for us.'

   'The Spectator' no. 583, 20 August 1714

   There is sometimes a greater judgement shewn in deviating from the rules
   of art, than in adhering to them; and...there is more beauty in the works
   of a great genius who is ignorant of all the rules of art, than in the
   works of a little genius, who not only knows but scrupulously observes

   'The Spectator' no. 592, 10 September 1714.

   I remember when our whole island was shaken with an earthquake some years
   ago, there was an impudent mountebank who sold pills which (as he told the
   country people) were very good against an earthquake.

   'The Tatler' no. 240, 21 October 1710

   See in what peace a Christian can die.

   Dying words to his stepson Lord Warwick, in Edward Young 'Conjectures on
   Original Composition' (1759)

1.19 George Ade 1866-1944

   After being Turned Down by numerous Publishers, he had decided to write
   for posterity.

   'Fables in Slang' (1900) p. 158

   Those dry Martinis did the work for me;
   Last night at twelve I felt immense,
   Today I feel like thirty cents.
   My eyes are bleared, my coppers hot,
   I'll try to eat, but I cannot.
   It is no time for mirth and laughter,
   The cold, gray dawn of the morning after.

   'The Sultan of Sulu' (1903) act 2, p. 63

   'Whom are you?' he asked, for he had attended business college.

   'The Steel Box' in 'Chicago Record' 16 March 1898

1.20 Alfred Adler 1870-1937

   The truth is often a terrible weapon of aggression. It is possible to lie,
   and even to murder, for the truth.

   'The Problems of Neurosis' (1929) ch. 2

1.21 Polly Adler 1900-62

   A house is not a home.

   Title of book (1954)

1.22 AE (A.E., ’) (George William Russell) 1867-1935

   In ancient shadows and twilights
   Where childhood had strayed,
   The world's great sorrows were born
   And its heroes were made.
   In the lost boyhood of Judas
   Christ was betrayed.

   'Germinal' (1931)

1.23 Aeschylus c.525-456 B.C.

   Hell to ships, hell to men, hell to cities.

   Referring to Helen (literally 'Ship-destroyer, man-destroyer,
   city-destroyer') in 'Agamemnon' l. 689

   Innumerable twinkling of the waves of the sea.

   'Prometheus Bound' l. 89

1.24 Herbert Agar 1897-1980

   The truth which makes men free is for the most part the truth which men
   prefer not to hear.

   'A Time for Greatness' (1942) ch. 7

1.25 James Agate 1877-1947

   My mind is not a bed to be made and re-made.

   'Ego 6' (1944) 9 June 1943

1.26 Agathon b. c.445 B.C.

   Even God cannot change the past.

   In Aristotle 'Nicomachaean Ethics' bk. 6, sect. 2, 1139b

1.27 Spiro T. Agnew 1918-

   A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of
   impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.

   Speech in New Orleans, 19 October 1969, in 'Frankly Speaking' (1970) ch. 3

1.28 Maria, Marchioness of Ailesbury d. 1902

   My dear, my dear, you never know when any beautiful young lady may not
   blossom into a Duchess!

   In Duke of Portland 'Men, Women, and Things' (1937) ch. 3

1.29 Canon Alfred Ainger 1837-1904

   No flowers, by request.

   Speech, 8 July 1897 (summary of principle of conciseness for contributors
   to the 'Dictionary of National Biography')

1.30 Max Aitken

   See Lord Beaverbrook (2.59)

1.31 Mark Akenside 1721-70

   Mind, mind alone, bear witness, earth and heaven!
   The living fountains in itself contains
   Of beauteous and sublime.

   'The Pleasures of Imagination' (1744) bk. 1, l. 481

        Nor ever yet
   The melting rainbow's vernal-tinctured hues
   To me have shone so pleasing, as when first
   The hand of science pointed out the path
   In which the sun-beams gleaming from the west
   Fall on the wat'ry cloud.

   'The Pleasures of Imagination' (1744) bk. 2, l. 103

1.32 Zo‰ Akins 1886-1958

   The Greeks had a word for it.

   Title of play (1930)

1.33 Alain (ђmile-Auguste Chartier) 1868-1951

   Rien n'est plus dangereux qu'une id‚e, quand on n'a qu'une id‚e.

   Nothing is more dangerous than an idea, when you have only one idea.

   'Propos sur la religion' (Remarks on Religion, 1938) no. 74

1.34 Edward Albee 1928-

   Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf?

   Title of play (1962).

   I have a fine sense of the ridiculous, but no sense of humour.

   'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' (1962) act 1

1.35 Prince Albert 1819-61

   The works of art, by being publicly exhibited and offered for sale, are
   becoming articles of trade, following as such the unreasoning laws of
   markets and fashion; and public and even private patronage is swayed by
   their tyrannical influence.

   Speech at the Royal Academy Dinner, 3 May 1851, in 'Addresses' (1857)
   p. 101

1.36 Scipione Alberti

   I pensieri stretti ed il viso sciolto.

   [Secret thoughts and open countenance] will go safely over the whole

   On being asked how to behave in Rome, in letter from Sir Henry Wotton to
   John Milton, 13 April 1638, prefixed to 'Comus' in Milton 'Poems' (1645

1.37 Mary Alcock c.1742-98

   A masquerade, a murdered peer,
   His throat just cut from ear to ear--
   A rake turned hermit--a fond maid
   Run mad, by some false loon betrayed--
   These stores supply the female pen,
   Which writes them o'er and o'er again,
   And readers likewise may be found
   To circulate them round and round.

   'A Receipt for Writing a Novel' l. 65

1.38 Alcuin c.735-804

   Nec audiendi qui solent dicere, Vox populi, vox Dei, quum tumultuositas
   vulgi semper insaniae proxima sit.

   And those people should not be listened to who keep saying the voice of
   the people is the voice of God, since the riotousness of the crowd is
   always very close to madness.

   Letter 164 in 'Works' (1863) vol. 1, p. 438

1.39 Richard Aldington 1892-1962

   Patriotism is a lively sense of collective responsibility. Nationalism is
   a silly cock crowing on its own dunghill.

   'The Colonel's Daughter' (1931) pt. 1, ch. 6

1.40 Brian Aldiss 1925-

   Keep violence in the mind
   Where it belongs.

   'Barefoot in the Head' (1969)'Charteris' ad fin.

1.41 Henry Aldrich 1647-1710

   If all be true that I do think,
   There are five reasons we should drink;
   Good wine--a friend--or being dry--
   Or lest we should be by and by--
   Or any other reason why.

   'Reasons for Drinking'

1.42 Thomas Bailey Aldrich 1836-1907

        The fair, frail palaces,
   The fading alps and archipelagoes,
   And great cloud-continents of sunset-seas.


1.43 Alexander the Great 356-323 B.C.

   If I were not Alexander, I would be Diogenes.

   In Plutarch 'Parallel Lives' 'Alexander' ch. 14, sect. 3

1.44 Cecil Frances Alexander 1818-95

   All things bright and beautiful,
   All creatures great and small,
   All things wise and wonderful,
   The Lord God made them all.

   'All Things Bright and Beautiful' (1848)

   The rich man in his castle,
   The poor man at his gate,
   God made them, high or lowly,
   And ordered their estate.

   'All Things Bright and Beautiful' (1848)

1.45 Sir William Alexander, Earl of Stirling c.1567-1640

   The weaker sex, to piety more prone.

   'Doomsday' 5th Hour

1.46 Alfonso the Wise 1221-84

   Had I been present at the Creation, I would have given some useful hints
   for the better ordering of the universe.

   Said after studying the Ptolemaic system (attributed)

1.47 King Alfred the Great 849-99

   Then began I...to turn into English the book that is named in Latin
   Pastoralis...one-while word for word, another-while meaning for meaning.

   Preface to the Anglo-Saxon version of Gregory's 'Pastoral Care' in 'Whole
   Works' (Jubilee Edition, 1852) vol. 3, p. 64

1.48 Nelson Algren 1909-

   A walk on the wild side.

   Title of novel (1956)

   Never play cards with a man called Doc. Never eat at a place called Mom's.
   Never sleep with a woman whose troubles are worse than your own.

   In 'Newsweek' 2 July 1956

1.49 Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) 1942-

   Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.

   Summary of his boxing strategy, in G. Sullivan 'Cassius Clay Story' (1964)
   ch. 8

   I'm the greatest.

   Catch-phrase from early 1960s, in 'Louisville Times' 16 November 1962

1.50 Abb‚ d'Allainval 1700-53

   L'embarras des richesses.

   The embarrassment of riches.

   Title of comedy (1726)

1.51 Fred Allen (John Florence Sullivan) 1894-1956

   Committee--a group of men who individually can do nothing but as a group
   decide that nothing can be done.

   In Laurence J. Peter 'Quotations for our Time' (1978) p. 120

1.52 Woody Allen (Allen Stewart Konigsberg) 1935-

   Is sex dirty? Only if it's done right.

   'Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Sex' (1972 film)

   If it turns out that there is a God, I don't think that he's evil. But the
   worst that you can say about him is that basically he's an underachiever.

   'Love and Death' (1975 film)

   A fast word about oral contraception. I asked a girl to go to bed with me
   and she said 'no'.

   'Woody Allen Volume Two' (Colpix CP 488) side 4, b and 6

   It's not that I'm afraid to die. I just don't want to be there when it

   'Death' (1975) p. 63

   On the plus side, death is one of the few things that can be done as
   easily lying down.

   'Early Essays' in 'Without Feathers' (1976)

   Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.

   'Early Essays' in 'Without Feathers' (1976)

   The lion and the calf shall lie down together but the calf won't get much

   'The Scrolls' in 'New Republic' 31 August 1974

   Not only is there no God, but try getting a plumber on weekends.

   'My Philosophy' in 'New Yorker' 27 December 1969

   If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in
   my name at a Swiss bank.

   'Selections from the Allen Notebooks' in 'New Yorker' 5 November 1973

   On bisexuality: It immediately doubles your chances for a date on Saturday

   'New York Times' 1 December 1975, p. 33

   My parents finally realize that I'm kidnapped and they snap into action
   immediately:  They rent out my room.

   In Eric Lax 'Woody Allen and his Comedy' (1975) ch. 1

   I don't want to achieve immortality through my work....I want to achieve
   it through not dying.

   In Eric Lax 'Woody Allen and his Comedy' (1975) ch. 12

1.53 Woody Allen (Allen Stewart Konigsberg) 1935- and Marshall Brickman 1941-

   That [sex] was the most fun I ever had without laughing.

   'Annie Hall' (1977 film) though probably of earlier origin

   Don't knock masturbation. It's sex with someone I love.

   'Annie Hall' (1977 film)

   My brain? It's my second favourite organ.

   'Sleeper' (1973 film)

1.54 Margery Allingham 1904-66

   Once sex rears its ugly 'ead it's time to steer clear.

   'Flowers for the Judge' (1936) ch. 4.

1.55 William Allingham 1828-89

   Up the airy mountain,
   Down the rushy glen,
   We daren't go a-hunting,
   For fear of little men.

   'The Fairies'

   Four ducks on a pond,
   A grass-bank beyond,
   A blue sky of spring,
   White clouds on the wing:
   What a little thing
   To remember for years--
   To remember with tears!

   'A Memory'

1.56 Joseph Alsop b.1910

   Gratitude, like love, is never a dependable international emotion.

   In 'Observer' 30 November 1952

1.57 Robert Altman 1922-

   What's a cult? It just means not enough people to make a minority.

   In 'Guardian' 11 April 1981

1.58 St Ambrose c.339-397

   Ubi Petrus, ibi ergo ecclesia.

   Where Peter is, there must be the Church.

   'Explanatio psalmi 40' in 'Corpus Scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum Latinorum'
   (1919) vol. 64, p. 250

   When I go to Rome, I fast on Saturday, but here [Milan] I do not. Do you
   also follow the custom of whatever church you attend, if you do not want
   to give or receive scandal.

   In St Augustine 'Letter 54 to Januarius' (c.400 A.D.) in 'St Augustine.
   Letters' vol. 1 (translated by Sister W. Parsons, 1951) p. 253.

1.59 Leo Amery 1873-1955

   For twenty years he has held a season-ticket on the line of least
   resistance and has gone wherever the train of events has carried him,
   lucidly justifying his position at whatever point he has happened to find

   Referring to Herbert Asquith (q.v.) in 'Quarterly Review' July 1914,
   p. 276

   Speak for England.

   Said to Arthur Greenwood in House of Commons, 2 September 1939, in 'My
   Political Life' (1955) vol. 3, p. 324

1.60 Fisher Ames 1758-1808

   A monarchy is a merchantman which sails well, but will sometimes strike on
   a rock, and go to the bottom; whilst a republic is a raft which would
   never sink, but then your feet are always in the water.

   Attributed to Ames, speaking in the House of Representatives, 1795; quoted
   by R. W. Emerson in 'Essays' (2nd series, 1844) no. 7, but not traced in
   Ames's speeches

1.61 Sir Kingsley Amis 1922-

   The delusion that there are thousands of young people about who are
   capable of benefiting from university training, but have somehow failed to
   find their way there, is...a necessary component of the expansionist
   case....More will mean worse.

   'Encounter' July 1960

   Dixon...tried to flail his features into some sort of response to humour.
   Mentally, however, he was making a different face and promising himself
   he'd make it actually when next alone.  He'd draw his lower lip in under
   his top teeth and by degrees retract his chin as far as possible, all this
   while dilating his eyes and nostrils.  By these means he would, he was
   confident, cause a deep dangerous flush to suffuse his face.

   'Lucky Jim' (1953) ch. 1

   Alun's life was coming to consist more and more exclusively of being told
   at dictation speed what he knew.

   'The Old Devils' (1986) ch. 7

   Outside every fat man there was an even fatter man trying to close in.

   'One Fat Englishman' (1963) ch. 3.

   He was of the faith chiefly in the sense that the church he currently did
   not attend was Catholic.

   'One Fat Englishman' (1963) ch. 8

   Women are really much nicer than men:
   No wonder we like them.

   'Something Nasty in the Bookshop'

   Should poets bicycle-pump the human heart
   Or squash it flat?
   Man's love is of man's love apart;
   Girls aren't like that.

   'Something Nasty in the Bookshop'.

1.62 Hans Christian Andersen 1805-75

   'But the Emperor has nothing on at all!' cried a little child.

   'The Emperor's New Clothes' in 'Danish Fairy Legends and Tales' (1846);
   first Danish collection 'Eventyr, fortalte for bнrn' (1835)

1.63 Maxwell Anderson 1888-1959

   But it's a long, long while
   From May to December;
   And the days grow short
   When you reach September.

   'September Song' (1938 song; music by Kurt Weill)

1.64 Maxwell Anderson 1888-1959 and Lawrence Stallings 1894-1968

   What price glory?

   Title of play (1924)

1.65 Robert Anderson 1917-

   All you're supposed to do is every once in a while give the boys a little
   tea and sympathy.

   'Tea and Sympathy' (1957) act 1

1.66 Bishop Lancelot Andrewes 1555-1626

   What shall become of me (said Righteousness)? What use of Justice, if God
   will do no justice, if he spare sinners? And what use of me (saith Mercy),
   if he spare them not? Hard hold there was, inasmuch as, Perii, nisi homo
   moriatur (said Righteousness) I die, if he die not: And Perii, nisi
   Misericordiam consequature (said Mercy) if he die, I die too.

   'Of the Nativity' (1616) Sermon 11

   Verbum infans, the Word without a word, not able to speak a word...He,
   that (as in the 38. of Job he saith) taketh the vast body of the main Sea,
   turns it to and fro, as a little child, and rolls it about with the
   swaddling bands of darkness; He, to come thus into clouts, himself!

   'Of the Nativity' (1618) Sermon 12

   It was no summer progress. A cold coming they had of it, at this time of
   the year; just, the worst time of the year, to take a journey, and
   specially a long journey, in. The ways deep, the weather sharp, the days
   short, the sun farthest off in solstitio brumali, the very dead of Winter.

   'Of the Nativity' (1622) Sermon 15.

   The nearer the Church the further from God.

   'Of the Nativity' (1622) Sermon 15

1.67 Sir Norman Angell 1872-1967

   The great illusion.

   Title of book (1910), first published as 'Europe's optical illusion'
   (1909), on the futility of war

1.68 Anonymous

1.68.1 English

   An abomination unto the Lord, but a very present help in time of trouble.

   Definition of a lie, an amalgamation of Proverbs 12.22 and Psalms 46.1,
   often attributed to Adlai Stevenson.  Bill Adler 'The Stevenson Wit'
   (1966) p. 84

   Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

   Davison 'Poetical Rhapsody' 1602

   Had 'em.

   On the antiquity of Microbes (claimed to be the shortest poem)

   All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.

   'Universal Declaration of Human Rights' (1948) article 1

   All present and correct.

   'King's Regulations (Army)'. Report of the Orderly Sergeant to the Officer
   of the Day

   All this buttoning and unbuttoning.

   18th century suicide note

   The almighty dollar is the only object of worship.

   'Philadelphia Public Ledger' 2 December 1836

   Along the electric wire the message came:
   He is not better--he is much the same.

   Said to be from a poem on the illness of the Prince of Wales, later King
   Edward VII, and often attributed to Alfred Austin (1835-1913), Poet
   Laureate.  Gribble 'Romance of the Cambridge Colleges' (1913) p. 226

   The children of Lord Lytton organized a charade. The scene displayed a
   Crusader knight returning from the wars. At his gate he was welcomed by
   his wife to whom he recounted his triumphs and the number of heathen he
   had slain. His wife, pointing to a row of dolls of various sizes, replied
   with pride, 'And I too, my lord, have not been idle'.

   In G. W. E. Russell 'Collections and Recollections' (1898) ch. 31

   Any officer who shall behave in a scandalous manner, unbecoming the
   character of an officer and a gentleman shall...be CASHIERED.

   'Articles of War' (1872) 'Disgraceful Conduct' article 79 (the Naval
   Discipline Act, 10 August 1860 Article 24, uses the words 'conduct
   unbecoming the character of an Officer')

   Appeal from Philip drunk to Philip sober.

   Valerius Maximus 'Facta ac Dicta Memorabilia' (c. A.D. 32) 6, 2

   Are we downhearted? No!

   Expression much used by British soldiers in World War I, probably echoing
   Joseph Chamberlain.

   A was an apple-pie;
   B bit it;
   C cut it.

   John Eachard 'Some Observations' (1671)

   A bayonet is a weapon with a worker at each end.

   British pacifist slogan (1940)

   A beast, but a just beast.

   Describing Dr Temple, Headmaster of Rugby School, 1857-69

   Be happy while y'er leevin,
   For y'er a lang time deid.

   Scottish motto for a house.  'Notes & Queries' 7 December 1901, 469

   The best defence against the atom bomb is not to be there when it goes

   Contributor to 'British Army Journal', in 'Observer' 20 February 1949

   Better red than dead.

   Slogan of nuclear disarmament campaigners, late 1950s

   Bigamy is having one husband too many. Monogamy is the same.

   In Erica Jong 'Fear of Flying' (1973) ch. 1 (epigraph)

   A bigger bang for a buck.

   Description of Charles E. Wilson's defence policy, in 'Newsweek' 22 March

   Black is beautiful.

   Slogan of American civil rights campaigners in the mid- 1960s

   Burn, baby, burn.

   Black extremist slogan used in Los Angeles riots, August 1965

   But at the coming of the King of Heaven
   All's set at six and seven:
   We wallow in our sin.
   Christ cannot find a chamber in the inn.
   We entertain Him always like a stranger,
   And as at first still lodge Him in the manger.

   From Christ Church MS

   A camel is a horse designed by a committee.

   In 'Financial Times' 31 January 1976, though probably of earlier origin

   Can't act. Slightly bald. Also dances.

   Studio official's comment on Fred Astaire, in Bob Thomas 'Astaire' (1985)
   ch. 3

   Careless talk costs lives.

   World War II security slogan (popularly invented in the form 'careless
   lives cost talk')

   The children in Holland take pleasure in making
   What the children in England take pleasure in breaking.

   Nursery Rhyme

   Collapse of Stout Party.

   Summary of the standard d‚nouement in Victorian humour, as exemplified by
   Punch, in R. Pearsall 'Collapse of Stout Party' (1975) introduction

   A Company for carrying on an undertaking of Great Advantage, but no one to
   know what it is.

   The South Sea Company Prospectus (1711), in Cowles 'The Great Swindle'
   (1963) ch. 5

   Conduct...to the prejudice of good order and military discipline.

   Army Act, 40

   Coughs and sneezes spread diseases. Trap the germs in your handkerchief.

   World War II health slogan (1942)

   [Death is] nature's way of telling you to slow down.

   'Newsweek' 25 April 1960 p. 70

   Defence, not defiance.

   Motto of the Volunteers Movement, 1859

   Do not fold, spindle or mutilate.

   Instruction on punched cards, found in this form in the 1950s and in
   differing forms from the 1930s

   Don't die of ignorance.

   Slogan used in the British health awareness campaign against AIDS, 1987

   Early one morning, just as the sun was rising,
   I heard a maid sing in the valley below:
   'Oh, don't deceive me; Oh, never leave me!
   How could you use a poor maiden so?'

   'Early One Morning' (traditional song)

   Earned a precarious living by taking in one another's washing.

   Attributed to Mark Twain by William Morris, in 'The Commonweal' 6 August

   The eternal triangle.

   Book review title in 'Daily Chronicle' 5 December 1907

   Even your closest friends won't tell you.

   US advertisement for Listerine mouthwash, 1920s

   Every country has its own constitution; ours is absolutism moderated by

   Georg Herbert, Count MЃnster, quoting 'an intelligent Russian', in
   'Political Sketches of the State of Europe, 1814-1867' (1868) 19

   Everyman, I will go with thee, and be thy guide.
   In thy most need to go by thy side.

   'Everyman' (c.1509-19) l. 522 (lines spoken by Knowledge)

   Every picture tells a story.

   Advertisement for Doan's Backache Kidney Pills, early 1900s

   Expletive deleted.

   'Submission of Recorded Presidential Conversations to the Committee on the
   Judiciary of the House of Representatives by President Richard M. Nixon'
   30 April 1974, appendix 1, p. 2

   Faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive! Able to
   leap tall buildings at a single bound! Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird!
   It's a plane! It's Superman!  Yes, it's Superman! Strange visitor from
   another planet, who came to earth with powers and abilities far beyond
   those of mortal men. Superman! Who can change the course of mighty rivers,
   bend steel with his bare hands, and who--disguised as Clark Kent,
   mild-mannered reporter for a great metropolitan newspaper--fights a never
   ending battle for truth, justice and the American way!

   Preamble to 'Superman', US radio show, 1940 onwards

   Father of his Country.

   Description of George Washington, in Francis Bailey 'Nordamericanische
   Kalender' (1779)

   Frankie and Albert were lovers, O Lordy, how they could love.
   Swore to be true to each other, true as the stars above;
   He was her man, but he done her wrong.

   'Frankie and Albert' in John Huston 'Frankie and Johnny' (1930) p. 95 (St
   Louis ballad later better known as 'Frankie and Johnny')

   The fault is great in man or woman
   Who steals a goose from off a common;
   But what can plead that man's excuse
   Who steals a common from a goose?

   In 'The Tickler Magazine' 1 February 1821

   The following is a copy of Orders issued by the German Emperor on August
   19th: 'It is my Royal and Imperial command that you concentrate your
   energies for the immediate present upon one single purpose, and that is
   that you address all your skill and all the valour of my soldiers to
   exterminate first, the treacherous English, walk over General French's
   contemptible little army....'

   Annexe to B.E.F. [British Expeditionary Force] Routine Orders of 24
   September 1914, in Arthur Ponsonby 'Falsehood in Wartime' (1928) ch. 10
   (although often attributed to Kaiser Wilhelm II, this was most probably
   fabricated by the British)

   From ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggety beasties
   And things that go bump in the night,
   Good Lord, deliver us!

   Cornish prayer

   Full of Eastern promise.

   Advertising slogan for Fry's Turkish Delight, 1950s onwards

   A gentleman haranguing on the perfection of our law, and that it was
   equally open to the poor and the rich, was answered by another, 'So is the
   London Tavern'.

   'Tom Paine's Jests...' (1794) no. 23; also attributed to John Horne Tooke
   (1736-1812) in W. Hazlitt 'The Spirit of the Age' (1825) 'Mr Horne Tooke'

   God be in my head,
   And in my understanding;

   God be in my eyes,
   And in my looking;

   God be in my mouth,
   And in my speaking;

   God be in my heart,
   And in my thinking;

   God be at my end,
   And at my departing.

   'Sarum Missal'

   God gave Noah the rainbow sign,
   No more water, the fire next time.

   'Home in that Rock' (Negro spiritual)

   God is not dead but alive and working on a much less ambitious project.

   Graffito quoted in 'Guardian' 26 November 1975


   Headline on the sinking of the General Belgrano, in 'Sun' 4 May 1982

   Great Chatham with his sabre drawn
   Stood waiting for Sir Richard Strachan;
   Sir Richard, longing to be at 'em,
   Stood waiting for the Earl of Chatham.

   'At Walcheren, 1809'; attributed to Joseph Jekyll (1753-1837)

   Greensleeves was all my joy,
   Greensleeves was my delight,
   Greensleeves was my heart of gold,
   And who but Lady Greensleeves?

   'A new Courtly Sonnet of the Lady Greensleeves, to the new tune of
   "Greensleeves"', from 'A Handful of Pleasant Delites' (1584)

   Happy is that city which in time of peace thinks of war.

   Inscription found in the armoury of Venice, in Robert Burton 'The Anatomy
   of Melancholy' (1621-51) pt. 2, sect. 3, member 6.

   Hark the herald angels sing
   Mrs Simpson's pinched our king.

   1936 children's rhyme quoted in letter from Clement Attlee, 26 December
   1938, in Kenneth Harris 'Attlee' (1982) ch. 11

   Have you heard? The Prime Minister has resigned and Northcliffe has sent
   for the King.

   Joke circulating in 1919, on Lord Northcliffe succeeding Lloyd George as
   Prime Minister, in Hamilton Fyfe 'Northcliffe, an Intimate Biography'
   (1930) ch. 16

   Here lies a poor woman who always was tired,
   For she lived in a place where help wasn't hired.
   Her last words on earth were, Dear friends I am going
   Where washing ain't done nor sweeping nor sewing,
   And everything there is exact to my wishes,
   For there they don't eat and there's no washing of dishes...
   Don't mourn for me now, don't mourn for me never,
   For I'm going to do nothing for ever and ever.

   Epitaph in Bushey churchyard, before 1860, destroyed by 1916, 'Spectator'
   2 September 1922, 'Letters to the Editor'

   Here lies a valiant warrior
   Who never drew a sword;
   Here lies a noble courtier
   Who never kept his word;
   Here lies the Earl of Leicester
   Who governed the estates
   Whom the earth could never living love,
   And the just heaven now hates.

   Attributed to Ben Jonson in Tissington 'Collection of Epitaphs' (1857)

   Here lies Fred,
   Who was alive and is dead:
   Had it been his father,
   I had much rather;
   Had it been his brother,
   Still better than another;
   Had it been his sister,
   No one would have missed her;
   Had it been the whole generation,
   Still better for the nation:
   But since 'tis only Fred,
   Who was alive and is dead,--
   There's no more to be said.

   In Horace Walpole 'Memoirs of George II' (1847) vol. 1, p. 436

   Here's tae us; wha's like us?
   Gey few, and they're a' deid.

   Scottish Toast, probably of nineteenth-century origin. The first line
   appears in Crosland 'The Unspeakable Scot' (1902) p. 24n; various versions
   of the second line are current.

   He talked shop like a tenth muse.

   Referring to Gladstone's Budget speeches, in G. W. E. Russell 'Collections
   and Recollections' (1898) ch. 12

   He tickles this age that can
   Call Tullia's ape a marmasyte
   And Leda's goose a swan.

   'Fara diddle dyno' from Thomas Weelkes 'Airs or Fantastic Spirits' (1608).
   N. Ault 'Elizabethan Lyrics'

   Hierusalem, my happy home
   When shall I come to thee?
   When shall my sorrows have an end,
   Thy joys when shall I see?

   'Hierusalem'.  'Songs of Praise Discussed'

   His foe was folly and his weapon wit.

   Inscription on the memorial to W. S. Gilbert, Victoria Embankment, London,

   'How different, how very different from the home life of our own dear

   Comment from a middle-aged British matron at a performance of Cleopatra by
   Sarah Bernhardt, in Irvin S. Cobb 'A Laugh a Day' (the story probably

   I can not eat but little meat,
   My stomach is not good:
   But sure I think, that I can drink
   With him that wears a hood.
   Though I go bare, take ye no care,
   I am nothing acold:
   I stuff my skin, so full within,
   Of jolly good ale and old,
   Back and side go bare, go bare,
   Both foot and hand go cold:
   But belly God send thee good ale enough,
   Whether it be new or old.

   'Gammer Gurton's Needle' (performed 1566, printed 1575) act 2, song; the
   play attributed to William Stevenson (c.1530-75) and also to John Still
   (1543-1608), the song being possibly of earlier origin.

   I don't like the family Stein!
   There is Gert, there is Ep, there is Ein.
   Gert's writings are punk,
   Ep's statues are junk,
   Nor can anyone understand Ein.

   Rhyme current in the USA in the 1920s, in R. Graves and A. Hodge 'The Long
   Weekend' (1940) ch. 12

   I feel no pain dear mother now
   But oh, I am so dry!
   O take me to a brewery
   And leave me there to die.

   Parody of 'The Collier's Dying Child'.

   If God were to take one or other of us, I should go and live in Paris.

   In Samuel Butler 'Notebooks' (ed. G. Keynes and B. Hill, 1951) p. 193

   If he only knew a little of law, he would know a little of everything.

   Said of Lord Brougham, in Ralph Waldo Emerson 'Quotation and Originality'

   If it moves, salute it; if it doesn't move, pick it up; and if you can't
   pick it up, paint it.

   1940s saying, in Paul Dickson 'The Official Rules' (1978) p. 21

   I'll sing you twelve O.
   Green grow the rushes O.
   What is your twelve O?
   Twelve for the twelve apostles,
   Eleven for the eleven who went to heaven,
   Ten for the ten commandments,
   Nine for the nine bright shiners,
   Eight for the eight bold rangers,
   Seven for the seven stars in the sky,
   Six for the six proud walkers,
   Five for the symbol at your door,
   Four for the Gospel makers,
   Three for the rivals,
   Two, two, the lily-white boys,
   Clothed all in green O,
   One is one and all alone
   And ever more shall be so.

   'The Dilly Song', in G. Grigson 'The Faber Book of Popular Verse'.  Revd
   S. Baring-Gould and Revd H. Fleetwood Sheppard 'Songs and Ballads of the
   West' (1891) no. 78 for a variant version

   I'm armed with more than complete steel--The justice of my quarrel.

   'Lust's Dominion' (1657) act 4, sc. 3

   I met wid Napper Tandy, and he took me by the hand,
   And he said, 'How's poor ould Ireland, and how does she stand?'
   She's the most disthressful country that iver yet was seen,
   For they're hangin' men an' women there for the wearin' o' the Green.

   'The Wearin' o' the Green' (famous street ballad, later added to by

   I saw my lady weep,
   And Sorrow proud to be exalted so
   In those fair eyes where all perfections keep.
   Her face was full of woe;
   But such a woe, believe me, as wins more hearts,
   Than Mirth can do with her enticing parts.

   Lute song set by John Dowland, in 'Oxford Book of 16th Century Verse'

   It became necessary to destroy the town to save it.

   Statement by unidentified US Army Major, referring to Ben Tre in Vietnam,
   in Associated Press Report, 'New York Times' 8 February 1968

   It is positively dangerous to sit to Sargent. It's taking your face in
   your hands.

   Referring to the painter, John Singer Sargent, in W. Graham Robertson
   'Time Was' (1931) ch. 21

   It's finger lickin' good.

   'American Restaurant Magazine' June 1958, referring to Kentucky Fried

   It's that man again...! At the head of a cavalcade of seven black motor
   cars Hitler swept out of his Berlin Chancellery last night on a mystery

   Headline in 'Daily Express' 2 May 1939 (the acronym ITMA became the title
   of a BBC radio show, from September 1939)

   It will play in Peoria.

   In 'New York Times' 9 June 1973 (catch-phrase of the Nixon administration)

   Jaques Brel is alive and well and living in Paris.

   Title of musical entertainment (1968-72), which spawned numerous
   imitations of the phrase 'alive and well and living in...'

   Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water.

   Advertising copy for 'Jaws 2' (1978 film)

   The King over the Water.

   Jacobite toast (18th century)

   King's Moll Reno'd in Wolsey's Home Town.

   American newspaper headline referring to Wallis Simpson's divorce
   proceedings in Ipswich, in Frances Donaldson 'Edward VIII' (1974) ch. 7

   LBJ, LBJ, how many kids have you killed today?

   Anti-Vietnam marching slogan, in Jacquin Sanders 'The Draft and the
   Vietnam War' (1966) ch. 3

   Let's get out of these wet clothes and into a dry Martini.

   Line coined in 1920s by press agent for Robert Benchley (and often
   attributed to Benchley), in Howard Teichmann 'Smart Alec' (1976) ch. 9;
   subsequently adopted in a similar form, by Mae West in Every Day's a
   Holiday (1937 film)

   Liberty is always unfinished business.

   Title of 36th Annual Report of the American Civil Liberties Union, 1 July
   1955-30 June 1956

   Life is a sexually transmitted disease.

   Graffiti found on the London Underground, in D. J. Enright (ed.)  'Faber
   Book of Fevers and Frets' (1989)

   Like a fine old English gentleman,
   All of the olden time.

   'The Fine Old English Gentleman' (traditional song)

   Like Caesar's wife, all things to all men.

   Impartiality, as described by a newly-elected mayor, in G. W. E. Russell
   'Collections and Recollections' (1898) ch. 30

   Lizzie Borden took an axe
   And gave her mother forty whacks;
   When she saw what she had done
   She gave her father forty-one!

   Popular rhyme in circulation after the acquittal of Lizzie Borden from the
   charge of murdering her father and stepmother on 4 August 1892 in Fall
   River, Massachusetts

   Lloyd George knows my father,
   My father knows Lloyd George.

   Comic song consisting of these two lines sung to the tune of Onward,
   Christian Soldiers, possibly by Tommy Rhys Roberts (1910-75); sometimes
   with 'knew' substituted for 'knows'

   Lousy but loyal.

   London East End slogan at George V's Jubilee (1935), in Nigel Rees
   'Slogans' (1982)

   Love me little, love me long,
   Is the burden of my song.

   'Love me little, love me long' (1569-70)

   Mademoiselle from Armenteers,
   Hasn't been kissed for forty years,
   Hinky, dinky, parley-voo.

   Song of World War I, variously attributed to Edward Rowland and to Harry

   child:  Mamma, are Tories born wicked, or do they grow wicked afterwards?
   mother:  They are born wicked, and grow worse.

   In G. W. E. Russell 'Collections and Recollections' (1898) ch. 10

   The man you love to hate.

   Billing for Erich von Stroheim in the film 'The Heart of Humanity' (1918),
   in Peter Noble 'Hollywood Scapegoat' (1950) ch. 2

   Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John,
   The bed be blest that I lie on.
   Four angels to my bed,
   Four angels round my head,
   One to watch, and one to pray,
   And two to bear my soul away.

   Thomas Ady 'A Candle in the Dark' (1656)

   The ministry of all the talents.

   A name given ironically to Grenville's coalition of 1806, and also applied
   to later coalitions, in G. W. Cooke 'History of Party' (1837) vol. 3,
   p. 460

   Miss Buss and Miss Beale
   Cupid's darts do not feel.
   How different from us,
   Miss Beale and Miss Buss.

   Of the Headmistress of the North London Collegiate School and the
   Principal of the Ladies' College, Cheltenham, c.1884

   Mother may I go and bathe?
   Yes, my darling daughter.
   Hang your clothes on yonder tree,
   But don't go near the water.

   In Iona and Peter Opie 'Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes' (1951)
   p. 314.

   Most Gracious Queen, we thee implore
   To go away and sin no more,
   But if that effort be too great,
   To go away at any rate.

   Epigram on Queen Caroline,in Lord Colchester's Diary, 15 November 1820

   Multiplication is vexation,
   Division is as bad;
   The Rule of three doth puzzle me,
   And Practice drives me mad.

   Elizabethan MS. dated 1570

   My Love in her attire doth show her wit,
   It doth so well become her:
   For every season she hath dressings fit,
   For winter, spring, and summer.
   No beauty she doth miss,
   When all her robes are on;
   But beauty's self she is,
   When all her robes are gone.


   My name is George Nathaniel Curzon,
   I am a most superior person.

   'The Masque of Balliol' composed by and current among members of Balliol
   College in the late 1870's, in W. G. Hiscock 'The Balliol Rhymes' (1939).

   My face is pink, my hair is sleek,
   I dine at Blenheim once a week.

   A later addition to 'The Masque of Balliol' in W. G. Hiscock 'The Balliol
   Rhymes' (1939)

   My sledge and anvil lie declined
   My bellows too have lost their wind
   My fire's extinct, my forge decayed,
   And in the dust my vice is laid
   My coals are spent, my iron's gone
   My nails are drove, my work is done.

   Epitaph in Nettlebed churchyard on William Strange, d. 6 June 1746, and
   elsewhere to commemorate other blacksmiths

   The nature of God is a circle of which the centre is everywhere and the
   circumference is nowhere.

   Said to have been traced to a lost treatise of Empedocles; quoted in the
   'Roman de la Rose', and by S. Bonaventura in 'Itinerarius Mentis in Deum'
   ch. 5 ad fin.

   The nearest thing to death in life
   Is David Patrick Maxwell Fyfe,
   Though underneath that gloomy shell
   He does himself extremely well.

   Rhyme about Sir David Maxwell Fyfe, said to have been current on the
   Northern circuit in the late 1930s, in E. Grierson 'Confessions of a
   Country Magistrate' (1972) p. 35

   Nil carborundum illegitimi.

   Cod Latin for 'Don't let the bastards grind you down', in use during World
   War II, though possibly of earlier origin; often occuring as nil
   carborundum or illegitimi non carborundum

   The noise, my dear! And the people!

   Of the retreat from Dunkirk.  Rhodes 'Sword of Bone' (1942) closing words

   No more Latin, no more French,
   No more sitting on a hard board bench.
   No more beetles in my tea
   Making googly eyes at me;
   No more spiders in my bath
   Trying hard to make me laugh.

   Children's rhyme for the end of school term, in Iona and Peter Opie 'The
   Lore and Language of Schoolchildren' (1959) ch. 13; variants include 'No
   more Latin, no more Greek, No more cares to make me squeak'

   Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.


   Not so much a programme, more a way of life!

   Title of BBC television series, 1964

   Now I lay me down to sleep;
   I pray the Lord my soul to keep.
   If I should die before I wake,
   I pray the Lord my soul to take.

   First printed in a late edition of the 'New England Primer' (1781)

   O Death, where is thy sting-a-ling-a-ling,
   O grave, thy victory?
   The bells of Hell go ting-a-ling-a-ling
   For you but not for me.

   'For You But Not For Me' (song from World War I) in S. Louis Guiraud (ed.)
   'Songs That Won the War' (1930).

   O God, if there be a God, save my soul, if I have a soul!

   Prayer of a common soldier before the battle of Blenheim, in 'Notes
   & Queries' vol. 173, p. 264; quoted in John Henry Newman 'Apologia pro
   Vita Sua' (1864).

   An old song made by an aged old pate,
   Of an old worshipful gentleman who had a great estate.

   'The Old Courtier'

   Once again we stop the mighty roar of London's traffic and from the great
   crowds we bring you some of the interesting people who have come by land,
   sea and air to be in town tonight.

   'In Town Tonight' (BBC radio series, 1933-60) introductory words

   One Cartwright brought a Slave from Russia, and would scourge him, for
   which he was questioned: and it was resolved, That England was too pure an
   Air for Slaves to breathe in.

   'In the 11th of Elizabeth' (17 November 1568-16 November 1569), in
   Rushworth 'Historical Collections' (1680-1722) vol. 2, p. 468.

   On Waterloo's ensanguined plain
   Full many a gallant man was slain,
   But none, by sabre or by shot,
   Fell half so flat as Walter Scott.

   On Scott's 'Field of Waterloo' (1815)

   A place within the meaning of the Act.

   'Betting Act'

   Please do not shoot the pianist. He is doing his best.

   Printed notice, in Oscar Wilde 'Impressions of America' 'Leadville'

   Please to remember the Fifth of November,
   Gunpowder Treason and Plot.
   We know no reason why gunpowder treason
   Should ever be forgot.

   Traditional rhyme from the 17th century, about the Gunpowder Plot (1605)

   Power to the people.

   Slogan of the Black Panther movement, c. 1968 onwards, in 'Black Panther'
   14 September 1968

   Puella Rigensis ridebat
   Quam tigris in tergo vehebat;
   Externa profecta,
   Interna revecta,
   Risusque cum tigre manebat.

   There was a young lady of Riga
   Who went for a ride on a tiger;
   They returned from the ride
   With the lady inside,
   And a smile on the face of the tiger.

   In R. L. Green (ed.)  'A Century of Humorous Verse' (1959) p. 285

   The [or A] quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

   Used by keyboarders to ensure that all letters of the alphabet are
   functioning: see R. Hunter Middleton's introduction to 'The Quick Brown
   Fox' (1945) by Richard H. Templeton Jr.

   The rabbit has a charming face:
   Its private life is a disgrace.
   I really dare not name to you
   The awful things that rabbits do.

   'The Rabbit' in 'The Week-End Book' (1925) p. 171

   Raise the stone, and there thou shalt find me, cleave the wood and there
   am I.

   Oxyrhynchus Papyri, in B. P. Grenfell and A. S. Hunt (eds.)  'Sayings of
   Our Lord' (1897) Logion 5, l. 23

   Says Tweed to Till--
   'What gars ye rin sae still?'
   Says Till to Tweed--
   'Though ye rin with speed
   And I rin slaw,
   For ae man that ye droon
   I droon twa'.

   'Two Rivers' in 'Oxford Book of English Verse'

   See the happy moron,
   He doesn't give a damn,
   I wish I were a moron,
   My God! perhaps I am!

   'Eugenics Review' July 1929

   Seven wealthy towns contend for HOMER dead
   Through which the living HOMER begged his bread.

   Epilogue to 'Aesop at Tunbridge; or, a Few Selected Fables in Verse' By No
   Person of Quality (1698).

   She was poor but she was honest
   Victim of a rich man's game.
   First he loved her, than he left her,
   And she lost her maiden name.

   See her on the bridge at midnight,
   Saying 'Farewell, blighted love.'
   Then a scream, a splash and goodness,
   What is she a-doin' of?

   It's the same the whole world over,
   It's the poor wot gets the blame,
   It's the rich wot gets the gravy.
   Ain't it all a bleedin shame?

   'She was Poor but she was Honest' (sung by British soldiers in World War

   Shome mishtake, shurely?

   Editorial catch-phrase in 'Private Eye', 1980s

   Since first I saw your face, I resolved to honour and renown ye;
   If now I be disdained, I wish my heart had never known ye.
   What? I that loved and you that liked, shall we begin to wrangle?
   No, no, no, my heart is fast, and cannot disentangle.

   In 'Music of Sundry Kinds' (1607)

   Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the
   defences of peace must be constructed.

   'Constitution of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural
   Organisation' (1945), in 'UK Parliamentary Papers 1945-6' vol. 26

   The singer not the song.

   From a West Indian calypso and adopted as the title of a novel (1959) by
   Audrey Erskine Lindop

   Spheres of influence.

   Sir Edward Hertslet 'Map of Africa by Treaty' 3rd ed., 868.

   Snap! Crackle! Pop!

   Slogan for Kellogg's Rice Krispies, from c. 1928

   So farewell then....

   Standard opening for obituary poems by 'E. J. Thribb' in 'Private Eye'
   from 1970s

   So much chewing gum for the eyes.

   Small boy's definition of certain television programmes, 1955, in James
   Beasley Simpson 'Best Quotes of '50, '55, '56' (1957) p. 233

   Sticks nix hick pix.

   Frontpage headline on lack of interest in farm dramas among rural
   populations, in 'Variety' 17 July 1935

   Sumer is icumen in,
   Lhude sing cuccu!
   Groweth sed, and bloweth med,
   And springth the wude nu.

   'Cuckoo Song' c.1250, sung annually at Reading Abbey gateway and first
   recorded by John Fornset, a monk of Reading Abbey

   The Sun himself cannot forget
   His fellow traveller.

   'Wit's Recreations' (1640) epigrams no. 146 (on Sir Francis Drake)

   That'll do nicely, sir.

   Advertisement for American Express credit card, 1970s

   Therefore let us sing and dance a galliard,
   To the remembrance of the mallard:
   And as the mallard dives in pool,
   Let us dabble, dive, and duck in Bowl.
   Oh! by the blood of King Edward,
   Oh! by the blood of King Edward,
   It was a swapping, swapping mallard.

   All Souls College, Oxford, song (perhaps of Tudor date) in 'The Oxford
   Sausage' (1764) p. 83. Manuscript sources suggest the song was first
   printed in 1752; Hearne's Diaries vol. 17, p. 46, May 1708 (see
   Collections, ed. C. E. Doble, ii, O.H.S. vii, 1886, p. 111) give the form
   'duck and dive' in the fourth line

   There is a lady sweet and kind,
   Was never face so pleased my mind;
   I did but see her passing by,
   And yet I love her till I die.

   Found on the reverse of leaf 53 of 'Popish Kingdome or reigne of
   Antichrist', in Latin verse by Thomas Naogeorgus, and Englished by Barnabe
   Googel; printed in 1570.  'Notes & Queries' 9th series, vol. 10, p. 427

   There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world; and that is
   an idea whose time has come.

   'Nation' 15 April 1943.

   There is so much good in the worst of us,
   And so much bad in the best of us,
   That it hardly becomes any of us
   To talk about the rest of us.

   Attributed, among others, to Edward Wallis Hoch (1849-1945) on the grounds
   of it having appeared in his Kansas publication, the Marion Record, though
   in fact disclaimed by him; 'behooves' sometimes substituted for 'becomes'

   There's nae luck about the house,
   There's nae luck at a',
   There's nae luck about the house
   When our gudeman's awa'.

   'The Mariner's Wife'

   There was a faith-healer of Deal
   Who said, 'Although pain isn't real,
   If I sit on a pin
   And it punctures my skin,
   I dislike what I fancy I feel.'

   'The Week-End Book' (1925) p. 158

   They are a form of statuary which no careful father would wish his
   daughter, or no discerning young man his fianc‚e, to see.

   'Evening Standard' 19 June 1908, commenting on Jacob Epstein's sculptures
   for the former BMA building in the Strand, London

   They come as a boon and a blessing to men,
   The Pickwick, the Owl, and the Waverley pen.

   Advertisement by MacNiven and H. Cameron Ltd., c. 1920; almost cetainly
   inspired by J. C. Prince 'The Pen and the Press' in E. W. Cole (ed.)  'The
   Thousand Best Poems in the World' (1891):  It came as a boon and a
   blessing to men, The peaceful, the pure, the victorious Pen!

   Thirty days hath September,
   April, June, and November;
   All the rest have thirty-one,
   Excepting February alone,
   And that has twenty-eight days clear
   And twenty-nine in each leap year.

   Stevins MS. (c.1555)

   [This film] is so cryptic as to be almost meaningless.  If there is a
   meaning, it is doubtless objectionable.

   The British Board of Film Censors, banning Jean Cocteau's film 'The
   Seashell and the Clergyman' (1929), in J. C. Robertson 'Hidden Cinema'
   (1989) ch. 1

   This is a rotten argument, but it should be good enough for their
   lordships on a hot summer afternoon.

   Annotation to a ministerial brief, said to have been read inadvertently in
   the House of Lords, in Lord Home 'The Way the Wind Blows' (1976) p. 204

   Though I yield to no one in my admiration for Mr Coolidge, I do wish he
   did not look as if he had been weaned on a pickle.

   Anonymous remark, in Alice Roosevelt Longworth 'Crowded Hours' (1933)
   ch. 21

   Thought shall be the harder, heart the keener, courage the greater, as our
   might lessens.

   'The Battle of Maldon' (translated from Anglo-Saxon by R. K. Gordon, 1926)

   To err is human but to really foul things up requires a computer.

   'Farmers' Almanac for 1978' (1977) 'Capsules of Wisdom'

   Too small to live in and too large to hang on a watch-chain.

   Attributed to a guest, describing Chiswick House, in Cecil Roberts 'And so
   to Bath' (1940) ch. 4 'By Way of Chiswick'

   Two men wrote a lexicon, Liddell and Scott;
   Some parts were clever, but some parts were not.
   Hear, all ye learned, and read me this riddle,
   How the wrong part wrote Scott, and the right part wrote Liddell.

   On Henry Liddell (1811-98) and Robert Scott (1811-87), co-authors of the
   Greek Lexicon (1843)

   Wall St. lays an egg.

   Crash headline, 'Variety' 30 October 1929

   War will cease when men refuse to fight.

   Pacifist slogan, from c. 1936 (often quoted 'Wars will cease...')
   'Birmingham Gazette' 21 November 1936, p. 3, and 'Peace News ' 15 October
   1938, p. 12

   We are the Ovaltineys,
   Little girls and boys.

   'We are the Ovaltineys' promotional song for Ovaltine, from c.1935

   The weekend starts here.

   Catch-phrase from 'Ready, Steady, Go,' British television series, c. 1963

   Weep you no more, sad fountains;
   What need you flow so fast?

   Lute song (1603) set by John Dowland, in 'Oxford Book of 16th Century

   We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,
   that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights,
   that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

   The American Declaration of Independence, 4 July 1776.

   We're here
   We're here
   We're here
   Because we're here.

   World War I song, to the tune of 'Auld Lang Syne', in John Brophy and Eric
   Partridge 'Songs and Slang of the British Soldier 1914-18' (1930) p. 33

   We're number two. We try harder.

   Advertising slogan for Avis car rentals

   We shall not be moved.

   Title of song (1931)

   We shall not pretend that there is nothing in his long career which those
   who respect and admire him would wish otherwise.

   On Edward VII's accession to the throne, in 'The Times' 23 January 1901,
   leading article

   We shall overcome,

   Title of song, originating from before the American Civil War, adapted as
   a Baptist hymn ('I'll Overcome Some Day', 1901) by C. Albert Tindley;
   revived in 1946 as a protest song by black tobacco workers and in 1963
   during the black Civil Rights Campaign

   Western wind, when will thou blow,
   The small rain down can rain?
   Christ, if my love were in my arms
   And I in my bed again!

   'Western Wind' (published 1790) in 'Oxford Book of 16th Century Verse'

   What wee gave, wee have;
   What wee spent, wee had;
   What wee kept, wee lost.

   Epitaph on Edward Courtenay, Earl of Devonshire (d. 1419), and his wife,
   at Tiverton, in Westcote 'A View of Devonshire in 1630'; variants appear
   in Risdon 'Survey of the County of Devon', and Edmund Spenser 'The
   Shepherd's Calendar' (1579)

   When Israel was in Egypt land,
   Let my people go,
   Oppressed so hard they could not stand,
   Let my people go.
   Go down, Moses,
   Way-down in Egypt land,
   Tell old Pharaoh
   To let my people go.

   'Go Down, Moses' (Negro spiritual).

   When I was a little boy, I had but a little wit,
   'Tis a long time ago, and I have no more yet;
   Nor ever ever shall, until that I die,
   For the longer I live the more fool am I.

   'Wit and Mirth, an Antidote against Melancholy' (1684)

   Where is the man who has the power and skill
   To stem the torrent of a woman's will?
   For if she will, she will, you may depend on't;
   And if she won't, she won't; so there's an end on't.

   From the Pillar Erected on the Mount in the Dane John Field, Canterbury,
   'Examiner' 31 May 1829

   Whilst Adam slept, Eve from his side arose:
   Strange his first sleep should be his last repose.

   'The Consequence'

   Who dares wins.

   Motto on badge of British Special Air Service regiment, from 1942.  J. L.
   Collins 'Elite Forces: the SAS' (1986) introduction

   Whose finger do you want on the trigger?

   Headline in 'Daily Mirror' 21 September 1951

   A willing foe and sea room.

   Naval toast in the time of Nelson, in Beckett 'A Few Naval Customs,
   Expressions, Traditions, and Superstitions' (1931)

   Would you like to sin
   With Elinor Glyn
   On a tigerskin?
   Or would you prefer
   To err
   With her
   On some other fur?

   In A. Glyn 'Elinor Glyn' (1955) bk. 2

   Yet, if his majesty our sovereign lord
   Should of his own accord
   Friendly himself invite,
   And say 'I'll be your guest tomorrow night',
   How should we stir ourselves, call and command
   All hands to work!

   From Christ Church MS

   The young Sahib shot divinely, but God was very merciful to the birds.

   In G. W. E. Russell 'Collections and Recollections' ch. 30

   You pays your money and you takes your choice.

   From a peepshow rhyme, in V. S. Lean 'Collectanea' (1902-4)

   You should make a point of trying every experience once, excepting incest
   and folk-dancing.

   Sir Arnold Bax (1883-1953), quoting 'a sympathetic Scot', in 'Farewell My
   Youth' (1943) p. 17

1.68.2 French

   Ђa ira.

   Refrain of 'Carillon national', popular song of the French Revolution,
   c.July 1790, translated as 'Things will work out' by William Doyle in his
   'Oxford History of the French Revolution' (1989) p. 129; the phrase is
   believed to originate with Benjamin Franklin, who may have used it in 1776
   when asked for news of the American Revolution

   Cet animal est trЉs m‚chant,
   Quand on l'attaque il se d‚fend.

   This animal is very bad; when attacked it defends itself.

   'La M‚nagerie' by Th‚odore P. K. (1828)

   Chevalier sans peur et sans reproche.

   Knight without fear and without blemish.

   Description in contemporary chronicles of Pierre Bayard (1476-1524)

   Honi soit qui mal y pense.

   Evil be to him who evil thinks [of it].

   Motto of the Order of the Garter, originated by Edward III probably on 23
   April of 1348 or 1349

   Je suis Marxiste--tendance Groucho.

   I am a Marxist--of the Groucho tendency.

   Slogan found at Nanterre in Paris, 1968

   Ils ne passeront pas.

   They shall not pass.

   Slogan used by the French army at the defence of Verdun in 1916; variously
   attributed to Marshal P‚tain and to General Robert Nivelle, and taken up
   by the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War in the form No pasaran!

   Il y avait un jeune homme de Dijon,
   Qui n'avait que peu de religion.
   Il dit: 'Quant … moi,
   Je d‚teste tous les trois,
   Le PЉre, et le Fils, et le Pigeon.'

   There was a young man of Dijon,
   Who had only a little religion,
   he said: 'As for me,
   I detest all the three,
   The Father, the son, and the pigeon.

   'The Norman Douglas Limerick Book' (1969, first privately printed in 1928
   as 'Some Limericks') introduction

   [riddle:] Je suis le capitaine de vingt-quatre soldats, et sans moi Paris
   serait pris?
   [answer:] A.

   [riddle:] [Literally] I am the captain of twenty-four soldiers, and
   without me Paris would be taken?
   [answer:] A [i.e. the letter 'A']

   In Hugh Rowley 'Puniana: or thoughts wise and otherwise a new collection
   of the best' (1867) p. 42. The saying 'With twenty-six lead soldiers [the
   characters of the alphabet set up for printing] I can conquer the world'
   may derive from this riddle, but probably arose independently.

   La grande phrase re‡ue, c'est qu'il ne faut pas €tre plus royaliste que le
   roi. Cette phrase n'est pas du moment; elle fut invent‚e sous Louis XVI:
   elle enchaЊna les mains des fidЉles, pour ne laisser libre que le bras du

   The big catch-phrase is that you mustn't be more of a royalist than His
   Royal Highness. This expression is not new; it was coined under the reign
   of Louis XVI: it chained up the hands of the loyal, leaving free only the
   arm of the hangman.

   Chateaubriand 'De La Monarchie selon la Charte' vol. 2, ch. 41


   M. Colbert assembla plusieurs Deput‚s de commerce chez lui pour leur
   demander ce qu'il pourroit faire pour le commerce; le plus raisonnable et
   le moins flatteur d'entre eux, lui dit ce seul mot: 'Laissez-nous-faire.'
   Journal Oeconomique.

   Monsieur Colbert assembled several deputies of commerce at his house to
   ask what could be done for commerce; the most rational and the least
   flattering among them answered him in one word:  'Laissez-nous-faire'
   [literally 'Allow us to do [it]'].  In 'Journal Oeconomique' Paris, April

   L'amour est aveugle; l'amiti‚ ferme les yeux.

   Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.

   Proverbial saying

   Le monde est plein de fous, et qui n'en veut pas voir
   Doit se tenir tout seul, et casser son miroir.

   The world is full of fools, and he who would not see it should live alone
   and smash his mirror.

   Adaptation from an original form attributed to Claude Le Petit (1640-65)
   in 'Discours satiriques' (1686)

   Libert‚! ђgalit‚! Fraternit‚!

   Freedom! Equality! Brotherhood!

   Motto of the French Revolution, but of earlier origin. The Club des
   Cordeliers passed a motion, 30 June 1793, 'que les propri‚taires seront
   invit‚s,...de faire peindre sur la fa‡ade de leurs maisons, en gros
   caractЉres, ces mots:  Unit‚, indivisibilit‚ de la R‚publique, Libert‚,
   ђgalit‚, Fraternit‚ ou la mort that owners should be urged to paint on the
   front of their houses, in large letters, the words: Unity, indivisibility
   of the Republic, Liberty, Equality, Fraternity or death'. In 'Journal de
   Paris' no. 182 (from 1795 the words 'ou la mort' were dropped from this

   L'ordre rЉgne … Varsovie.

   Order reigns in Warsaw.

   After the brutal suppression of an uprising, the newspaper 'Moniteur'
   reported (16 September 1831) 'L'ordre et la tranquillit‚ sont entiЉrement
   r‚tablis dans la capitale. Order and calm are completely restored in the
   capital'; on the same day Count Sebastiani, minister of foreign affairs
   said 'La tranquillit‚ rЉgne … Varsovie. Peace reigns in Warsaw'

   Nous n'irons plus aux bois, les lauriers sont coup‚s.

   We'll to the woods no more,
   The laurels all are cut.

   Old nursery rhyme quoted by Banville in 'Les Cariatides, les stalactites'
   (translation by A. E. Housman in 'Last Poems' (1922) introductory)

   Revenons … ces moutons.

   Let us return to our sheep.

   'Maistre Pierre Pathelin' l. 1191 (meaning 'Let us get back to the
   subject'); often quoted as 'Retournons … nos moutons'

   Si le Roi m'avait donn‚,
   Paris, sa grand'ville,
   Et qu'il me fall–t quitter
   L'amour de ma mie,
   Je dirais au roi Henri:
   'Reprenez votre Paris:
   J'aime mieux ma mie, au gu‚,
   J'aime mieux ma mie.'

   If the king had given me Paris, his great city, and if I were required to
   give up my darling's love, I would say to King Henry: 'Take your Paris
   back; I prefer my darling, by the ford, I prefer my darling.'

   Popular song, attributed to Antoine de Bourbon (1518-62), father of Henri
   IV.  AmpЉre 'Instructions relatives aux po‚sies populaires de la France',
   and quoted in this form by MoliЉre in 'Le Misanthrope' act 1, sc. 2

   Taisez-vous! M‚fiez-vous! Les oreilles ennemies vous ‚coutent.

   Keep your mouth shut! Be on your guard! Enemy ears are listening to you.

   Official Notice in France, 1915

   Toujours perdrix!

   Always partridge!

   Said to originate in a story of Henri IV having ordered that nothing but
   partridge be served to his confessor, who had rebuked the king for his
   sexual liasons.

   Tout passe, tout casse, tout lasse.

   Everything passes, everything perishes, everything palls.

   Cahier 'Quelques six mille proverbes'

1.68.3 German

   Arbeit macht frei.

   Work liberates.

   Words inscribed on the gates of Dachau concentration camp, 1933

   Ein Reich, ein Volk, ein FЃhrer.

   One realm, one people, one leader.

   Nazi Party slogan, early 1930s

   Vorsprung durch Technik.

   Progress through technology.

   Advertising slogan for Audi cars, from 1986

1.68.4 Greek

   Know thyself.

   Inscribed on the temple of Apollo at Delphi (Plato 'Protagoras' 343 b,
   ascribes the saying to the Seven Wise Men)

   Nothing in excess.

   Whenever God prepares evil for a man, He first damages his mind.

   Scholiastic annotation to Sophocles 'Antigone' 622 ff. See R. C. Jebb's
   ed. (1906), Appendix, p. 255 for the Latin translation in which it is
   perhaps best known.

   Let no one enter who does not know geometry [mathematics].

   Inscription on Plato's door, probably at the Academy at Athens.  Elias
   Philosophus 'In Aristotelis Categorias Commentaria', 118.18 (A. Busse ed.,
   Comm. in Arist. Graeca, Berlin, 1900, XVIII, i.)

1.68.5 Italian

   Se non Љ vero, Љ molto ben trovato.

   If it is not true, it is a happy invention.

   Apparently a common saying in the sixteenth century. Found in Giordano
   Bruno (1585) in the above form, and in Antonio Doni (1552) as 'Se non Љ
   vero, egli Љ stato un bel trovato'

1.68.6 Latin

   Adeste, fideles,
   laeti triumphantes;
   venite, venite in Bethlehem;
   natum videte regem angelorum
   venite, adoremus Dominum

   O come, all ye faithful,
   Joyful and triumphant,
   O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem;
   Come and behold him,
   Born the King of angels:
   O come, let us adore him,
   O come, let us adore him,
   O come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord!

   French or German hymn (c.1743) in 'Murray's Hymnal' (1852) (translation
   based on that of F. Oakeley, 1841).  'Songs of Praise Discussed'

   Ad majorem Dei gloriam.

   To the greater glory of God.

   Motto of the Society of Jesus

   Ave Caesar, morituri te salutant.

   Hail Caesar, those who are about to die salute you.

   Gladiators saluting the Roman Emperor.  Suetonius 'Claudius' 21

   Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum: Benedicta tu in mulieribus, et
   benedictus fructus ventris tui, Jesus.

   Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Blessed art thou among
   women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

   'Ave Maria', also known as 'The Angelic Salutation', dating from the 11th

   Ave verum corpus,
   Natum Ex Maria Virgine.

   Hail the true body, born of the Virgin Mary.

   Eucharistic hymn, dating probably from the 14th century

   Caveant consules ne quid res publica detrimenti caperet.

   Let the consuls see to it that no harm come to the state.

   Senatorial 'ultimate decree' in the Roman Republic.  for example Cicero
   'Pro Milone' 26, 70

   Cras amet qui nunquam amavit, quique amavit cras amet!

   Let those love now, who never loved before: Let those who always loved,
   now love the more.

   'Pervigilium Veneris' 1 (translated by Parnell)

   Et in Arcadia ego.

   And I too in Arcadia.

   Tomb inscription, of uncertain meaning, often depicted in classical
   paintings.  E. Panofsky 'Philosophy and History: Essays Presented to E.
   Cassirer' (1936)

   Gaudeamus igitur,
   Juvenes dum sumus
   Post jucundam juventutem,
   Post molestam senectutem,
   Nos habebit humus.

   Let us then rejoice,
   While we are young.
   After the pleasures of youth
   And the tiresomeness of old age
   Earth will hold us.

   Medieval students' song, traced to 1267, but revised in the 18th century

   Meum est propositum
   In taberna mori,
   Ut sint vina proxima
   Morientis ori.
   Tunc cantabunt laetius
   Angelorum chori:
   'Sit Deus propitius
   Huic potatori!'

   I desire to end my days in a tavern drinking,
   May some Christian hold for me the glass when I am shrinking;
   That the Cherubim may cry, when they see me sinking,
   'God be merciful to a soul of this gentleman's way of thinking.'

   The Arch-poet (fl. 1159-67) 'Estuans intrinsecus ira vehementi'
   (translated by Leigh Hunt)

   Nemo me impune lacessit.

   No one provokes me with impunity.

   Motto of the Crown of Scotland and of all Scottish regiments

   Per ardua ad astra.

   Through struggle to the stars.

   Motto of the Mulvany family, quoted and translated by Rider Haggard 'The
   People of the Mist' (1894) ch. 1; still in use as motto of the R. A. F.,
   having been proposed by J. S. Yule in 1912 and approved by King George V
   in 1913.

   Post coitum omne animal triste.

   After coition every animal is sad.

   Post-classical saying

   Quidquid agas, prudenter agas, et respice finem.

   Whatever you do, do cautiously, and look to the end.

   'Gesta Romanorum' no. 103

   Salve, regina, mater misericordiae,
   Vita, dulcedo et spes nostra, salve!
   Ad te clamamus exsules filii Evae,
   Ad te suspiramus gementes et flentes
   In hac lacrimarum valle.
   Eia ergo, advocata nostra,
   Illos tuos misericordes oculos ad nos converte.
   Et Iesum, benedictum fructum ventris tui,
   Nobis post hoc exsilium ostende,
   O clemens, o pia,
   O dulcis virgo Maria.

   Hail holy queen, mother of mercy, hail our life, our sweetness, and our
   hope!  To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve; to thee do we
   send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears.  Turn then,
   most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy towards us; and after this our
   exile show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus, O clement, O
   loving, O sweet virgin Mary.

   Attributed to various 11th century authors, in 'Analecta Hymnica' vol. 50
   (1907) p. 318

   Sic transit gloria mundi.

   Thus passes the glory of the world.

   Spoken during the coronation of a new Pope, while flax is burned to
   represent the transitoriness of earthly glory; used at the coronation of
   Alexander V, Pisa, 7 July 1409, but earlier in origin.

   Si monumentum requiris, circumspice.

   If you seek for a monument, gaze around.

   Inscription in St Paul's Cathedral, London, attributed to the son of the
   architect, Sir Christopher Wren

   Te Deum laudamus: Te Dominum confitemur.

   We praise thee, God: we own thee Lord.

   'Te Deum', hymn traditionally ascribed to St Ambrose and St Augustine in
   A.D. 387, though attributed by some modern scholars to St Niceta (d.

   In te Domine, speravi: non confundar in aeternum.

   Lord, I have set my hopes in thee, I shall not be destroyed for ever.

   'Te Deum'.

   Tempora mutantur, et nos mutamur in illis.

   Times change, and we change with them.

   In William Harrison 'Description of Britain' (1577) vol. 3, ch. 3, p. 99
   (attributed to the Emperor Lothar I (795-855) in the form Omnia mutantur,
   nos et mutamur in illis All things change, and we change with them)

   Vox et praeterea nihil.

   A voice and nothing more.

   Describing a nightingale.  Plutarch 'Moralia' 'Sayings of Spartans'
   no. 233a

1.69 Jean Anouilh 1910-87

   Dieu est avec tout le monde....Et, en fin de compte, il est toujours avec
   ceux qui ont beaucoup d'argent et de grosses arm‚es.

   God is on everyone's side....And, in the last analysis, he is on the side
   with plenty of money and large armies.

   'L'Alouette' (The Lark, 1953) p. 120.

   Tragedy is clean, it is restful, it is flawless.

   'Antigone' (1944)

   The spring is wound up tight. It will uncoil of itself. That is what is so
   convenient in tragedy. The least little turn of the wrist will do the job.
   Anything will set it going.

   'Antigone' (1944)

   Il y a l'amour bien s–r. Et puis il y a la vie, son ennemie.

   There is love of course. And then there's life, its enemy.

   'ArdЉle' (1949) p. 8

   Vous savez bien que l'amour, c'est avant tout le don de soi!

   You know very well that love is, above all, the gift of oneself!

   'ArdЉle' (1949) p. 79

   C'est trЉs jolie la vie, mais cela n'a pas de forme. L'art a pour objet de
   lui en donner une pr‚cis‚ment et de faire par tous les artifices
   possibles--plus vrai que le vrai.

   Life is very nice, but it has no shape. The object of art is actually to
   give it some and to do it by every artifice possible--truer than the

   'La R‚p‚tition' (The Rehearsal, 1950) act 2

1.70 Christopher Anstey 1724-1805

   If ever I ate a good supper at night,
   I dreamed of the devil, and waked in a fright.

   'The New Bath Guide' (1766) Letter 4 'A Consultation of the Physicians'

   You may go to Carlisle's, and to Almack's too;
   And I'll give you my head if you find such a host,
   For coffee, tea, chocolate, butter, and toast:
   How he welcomes at once all the world and his wife,
   And how civil to folk he ne'er saw in his life.

   'The New Bath Guide' (1766) Letter 13 'A Public Breakfast'

1.71 F. Anstey (Thomas Anstey Guthrie) 1856-1934

   Drastic measures is Latin for a whopping.

   'Vice Versa' (1882) ch. 7

1.72 Guillaume Apollinaire 1880-1918

   Les souvenirs sont cors de chasse
   Dont meurt le bruit parmi le vent.

   Memories are hunting horns
   Whose sound dies on the wind.

   'Cors de Chasse' (1912)

   Sous le pont Mirabeau coule la Seine.
   Et nos amours, faut-il qu'il m'en souvienne?
   La joie venait toujours aprЉs la peine.
   Vienne la nuit, sonne l'heure,
   Les jours s'en vont, je demeure.

   Under Mirabeau Bridge flows the Seine.
   And our loves, must I remember them?
   Joy always comes after pain.
   Let night come, ring out the hour,
   The days go by, I remain.

   'Le Pont Mirabeau' (1912)

   On ne peut pas porter partout le cadavre de son pЉre.

   One can't carry one's father's corpse about everywhere.

   'L'Antitradition futuriste' (1913)

1.73 Sir Edward Appleton 1892-1965

   I do not mind what language an opera is sung in so long as it is a
   language I don't understand.

   In 'Observer' 28 August 1955

1.74 Thomas Gold Appleton 1812-84

   A Boston man is the east wind made flesh.


   Good Americans, when they die, go to Paris.

   In Oliver Wendell Holmes 'The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table' (1858)
   ch. 6

1.75 The Arabian Nights Entertainments, or the Thousand and one Nights

   Who will change old lamps for new ones?...new lamps for old ones?

   'The History of Aladdin'

   Open Sesame!

   'The History of Ali Baba'

1.76 William Arabin 1773-1841

   If ever there was a case of clearer evidence than this of persons acting
   in concert together, this case is that case.

   In Sir R. Megarry 'Arabinesque at Law' (1969)

   They will steal the very teeth out of your mouth as you walk through the
   streets. I know it from experience.

   Referring to the citizens of Uxbridge, in Sir R. Megarry 'Arabinesque at
   Law' (1969)

   Prisoner, God has given you good abilities, instead of which you go about
   the country stealing ducks.

   'Notes and Queries' vol. 170, p. 310

1.77 Louis Aragon 1897-1982

   O mois des floraisons mois des m‚tamorphoses Mai qui fut sans nuage et
   Juin poignard‚ Je n'oublierai jamais les lilas ni les roses Ni ceux que le
   printemps dans ses plis a gard‚.

   O month of flowerings, month of metamorphoses, May without cloud and June
   that was stabbed, I shall never forget the lilac and the roses Nor those
   whom spring has kept in its folds.

   'Les lilas et les roses' (1940)

1.78 John Arbuthnot 1667-1735

   He warns the heads of parties against believing their own lies.

   'The Art of Political Lying' (1712) p. 19

   Law is a bottomless pit.

   'The History of John Bull' (1712) ch. 24

   Hame's hame, be it never so hamely.

   'Law is a Bottomless Pit' (1712)

1.79 Archilochus

   The fox knows many things--the hedgehog one big one.

   E. Diehl (ed.)  'Anthologia Lyrica Graeca' (3rd ed., 1949-52) vol. 1,
   p. 241, no. 103.

1.80 Archimedes 287-212 B.C.

   Eureka!  [I've got it!]

   In Vitruvius Pollio 'De Architectura' bk. 9, preface, sect. 10

   Give me but one firm spot on which to stand, and I will move the earth.

   With reference to a lever, in Pappus 'Synagoge' bk. 8, sect. 19,
   proposition 10

1.81 Hannah Arendt 1906-75

   It was as though in those last minutes he [Eichmann] was summing up the
   lessons that this long course in human wickedness had taught us--the
   lesson of the fearsome, word-and-thought-defying banality of evil.

   'Eichmann in Jerusalem: a Report on the Banality of Evil' (1963) ch. 15

   Only crime and the criminal, it is true, confront us with the perplexity
   of radical evil; but only the hypocrite is really rotten to the core.

   'On Revolution' (1963) ch. 2

   Under conditions of tyranny it is far easier to act than to think.

   In W. H. Auden 'A Certain World' (1970) p. 369

   The most radical revolutionary will become a conservative on the day after
   the revolution.

   In 'New Yorker' 12 September 1970, p. 88

1.82 Marquis d'Argenson (Ren‚ Louis de Voyer d'Argenson) 1694-1757


   No interference.

   'M‚moires' (1736) vol. 5, p. 364.

1.83 Comte d'Argenson (Marc Pierre de Voyed d'Argenson) 1696-1764

   abb‚ guyot desfontaines:  Il faut que je vive.
   d'argenson:  Je n'en vois pas la n‚cessit‚.

   desfontaines:  I must live.
   d'argenson:  I do not see the necessity.

   In Voltaire 'Alzire' (1736) 'Discours Pr‚liminaire'

1.84 Ludovico Ariosto 1474-1533

   Natura il fece, e poi roppe la stampa.

   Nature made him, and then broke the mould.

   'Orlando Furioso' (1532) canto 10, st. 84

1.85 Aristophanes c.444-c.380 B.C.

   How about 'Cloudcuckooland'?

   Naming the capital city of the Birds in 'The Birds' (414 B.C.) l. 819

   To make the worse appear the better reason.

   'The Clouds' (423 B.C.) l. 114 and elsewhere

   But he was contented there, is contented here.

   Referring to Sophocles in 'The Frogs' (405 B.C.) l. 82 (there on earth;
   here in Hades)

   Brekekekex koax koax.

   Cry of the Frogs in 'The Frogs' (405 B.C.) l. 209 and elsewhere

1.86 Aristotle 384-322 B.C.

   So the good has been well explained as that at which all things aim.

   'Nicomachean Ethics' bk. 1, opening sentence

   We make war that we may live in peace.

   'Nicomachean Ethics' bk. 10, ch. 7.

   Man is by nature a political animal.

   'Politics' bk. 1, sect. 2, 1253a

   Nature does nothing uselessly.

   'Politics' bk. 1, sect. 2

   He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is
   sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god.

   'Politics' bk. 1, sect. 2

   Where some people are very wealthy and others have nothing, the result
   will be either extreme democracy or absolute oligarchy, or despotism will
   come from either of those excesses.

   'Politics' bk. 1, sect. 4, 1296a

   Tragedy is thus a representation of an action that is worth serious
   attention, complete in itself and of some amplitude...by means of pity and
   fear bringing about the purgation of such emotions.

   'Poetics' ch. 6, 1449b

   For this reason poetry is something more philosophical and more worthy of
   serious attention than history.

   'Poetics' ch. 9, 1451b

   Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilites.

   'Poetics' ch. 24, 1460a

   Amicus Plato, sed magis amica veritas.

   Plato is dear to me, but dearer still is truth.

   Greek original ascribed to Aristotle

   What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.

   In Diogenes Laertius 'Lives of Eminent Philosophers' bk. 5, sect. 20

1.87 Lewis Addison Armistead 1817-63

   Give them the cold steel, boys!

   Attributed during the American Civil War, 1863

1.88 Harry Armstrong 1879-1951

   There's an old mill by the stream, Nellie Dean,
   Where we used to sit and dream, Nellie Dean.
   And the waters as they flow
   Seem to murmur sweet and low,
   'You're my heart's desire; I love you, Nellie Dean.'

   'Nellie Dean' (1905 song)

1.89 Dr John Armstrong 1709-79

        Much had he read,
   Much more had seen; he studied from the life,
   And in th' original perused mankind.

   'The Art of Preserving Health' (1744) bk. 4, l. 231

   'Tis not for mortals always to be blest.

   'The Art of Preserving Health' (1744) bk. 4, l. 260

   Of right and wrong he taught
   Truths as refined as ever Athens heard;
   And (strange to tell!) he practised what he preached.

   'The Art of Preserving Health' (1744) bk. 4, l. 303

   'Tis not too late to-morrow to be brave.

   'The Art of Preserving Health' (1744) bk. 4, l. 460

1.90 Louis Satchmo Armstrong 1901-71

   All music is folk music, I ain't never heard no horse sing a song.

   In 'New York Times' 7 July 1971, p. 41

   If you still have to ask...shame on you.

   When asked what jazz is, in Max Jones et al.  'Salute to Satchmo' (1970)
   p. 25 (sometimes quoted as 'Man, if you gotta ask you'll never know').

1.91 Neil Armstrong 1930-

   Houston, Tranquillity Base here. The Eagle has landed.

   That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.

   In 'New York Times' 31 July 1969, p. 20

1.92 Lord Armstrong 1927-

   It contains a misleading impression, not a lie. It was being economical
   with the truth.

   Referring to a letter during the 'Spycatcher' trial, Supreme Court, New
   South Wales, 18 November 1986, in 'Daily Telegraph' 19 November 1986.
   Edmund Burke 'Two letters on Proposals for Peace' (1796) pt. 1, p. 137,
   'Falsehood and delusion are allowed in no case whatsoever: But, as in the
   exercise of all the virtues, there is an economy of truth.'

1.93 Sir Edwin Arnold 1832-1904

   Nor ever once ashamed
   So we be named
   Press-men; Slaves of the Lamp; Servants of Light.

   'The Tenth Muse' (1895) st. 18

1.94 George Arnold 1834-65

   The living need charity more than the dead.

   'The Jolly Old Pedagogue'

1.95 Matthew Arnold 1822-88

   And we forget because we must
   And not because we will.


   Only--but this is rare--
   When a belov‚d hand is laid in ours,
   When, jaded with the rush and glare
   Of the interminable hours,
   Our eyes can in another's eyes read clear,
   When our world-deafened ear
   Is by the tones of a loved voice caressed--
   A bolt is shot back somewhere in our breast,
   And a lost pulse of feeling stirs again.
   The eye sinks inward, and the heart lies plain,
   And what we mean, we say, and what we would, we know.

   'The Buried Life' (1852) l. 77

   The Sea of Faith
   Was once, too, at the full, and round earth's shore
   Lay like the folds of a bright girdle furled.
   But now I only hear
   Its melancholy, long, withdrawing roar,
   Retreating, to the breath
   Of the night-wind, down the vast edges drear
   And naked shingles of the world.

   Ah, love, let us be true
   To one another! for the world, which seems
   To lie before us like a land of dreams,
   So various, so beautiful, so new,
   Hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light,
   Nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain;
   And we are here as on a darkling plain
   Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight,
   Where ignorant armies clash by night.

   'Dover Beach' (1867) l. 21

   Be neither saint nor sophist-led, but be a man.

   'Empedocles on Etna' (1852) act 1, sc. 2, l. 136

   Is it so small a thing
   To have enjoyed the sun,
   To have lived light in the spring,
   To have loved, to have thought, to have done.

   'Empedocles on Etna' (1852) act 1, sc. 2, l. 397

   Because thou must not dream, thou needst not then despair!

   'Empedocles on Etna' (1852) act 1, sc. 2, l. 426

   Come to me in my dreams, and then
   By day I shall be well again!
   For then the night will more than pay
   The hopeless longing of the day.

   'Faded Leaves' (1855) no. 5 (first published, 1852, as 'Longing')

   Come, dear children, let us away;
   Down and away below!

   'The Forsaken Merman' (1849) l. 1

   Now the great winds shorewards blow;
   Now the salt tides seawards flow;
   Now the wild white horses play,
   Champ and chafe and toss in the spray.

   'The Forsaken Merman' (1849) l. 4

   Sand-strewn caverns, cool and deep,
   Where the winds are all asleep;
   Where the spent lights quiver and gleam;
   Where the salt weed sways in the stream;

   'The Forsaken Merman' (1849) l. 35

   Where great whales come sailing by,
   Sail and sail, with unshut eye,
   Round the world for ever and aye.

   'The Forsaken Merman' (1849) l. 43

   This truth--to prove, and make thine own:
   'Thou hast been, shalt be, art, alone.'

   'Isolation. To Marguerite' (1857) l. 29

   Creep into thy narrow bed,
   Creep, and let no more be said!
   Vain thy onset! all stands fast.
   Thou thyself must break at last.

   Let the long contention cease!
   Geese are swans, and swans are geese.
   Let them have it how they will!
   Thou art tired; best be still.

   'The Last Word' (1867)

   Calm soul of all things! make it mine
   To feel, amid the city's jar,
   That there abides a peace of thine,
   Man did not make, and cannot mar.

   'Lines written in Kensington Gardens' (1852)

   He spoke, and loosed our heart in tears.
   He laid us as we lay at birth
   On the cool flowery lap of earth.

   Lines on Wordsworth in 'Memorial Verses, April 1850' l. 47

   Ere the parting hour go by,
   Quick, thy tablets, Memory!

   'A Memory Picture' (1849)

   With aching hands and bleeding feet
   We dig and heap, lay stone on stone;
   We bear the burden and the heat
   Of the long day, and wish 'twere done.
   Not till the hours of light return,
   All we have built do we discern.

   'Morality' (1852).

   Say, has some wet bird-haunted English lawn
   Lent it the music of its trees at dawn?

   'Parting' (1852) l. 19

   Hark! ah, the Nightingale!
   The tawny-throated!
   Hark! from that moonlit cedar what a burst!
   What triumph! hark--what pain!

   'Philomela' (1853) l. 1

   Eternal Passion!
   Eternal Pain!

   'Philomela' l. 31

   Cruel, but composed and bland,
   Dumb, inscrutable and grand,
   So Tiberius might have sat,
   Had Tiberius been a cat.

   'Poor Matthias' (1885) l. 40

   Her cabined ample Spirit,
   It fluttered and failed for breath.
   To-night it doth inherit
   The vasty hall of death.

   'Requiescat' (1853)

   Not deep the Poet sees, but wide.

   'Resignation' (1849) l. 214

   Yet they, believe me, who await
   No gifts from chance, have conquered fate.

   'Resignation' (1849) l. 247

   Not milder is the general lot
   Because our spirits have forgot,
   In action's dizzying eddy whirled,
   The something that infects the world.

   'Resignation' (1849) l. 247

   Coldly, sadly descends
   The autumn evening. The Field
   Strewn with its dank yellow drifts
   Of withered leaves, and the elms,
   Fade into dimness apace,
   Silent;--hardly a shout
   From a few boys late at their play!

   'Rugby Chapel, November 1857'

   Go, for they call you, Shepherd, from the hill.

   'The Scholar-Gipsy' (1853) l. 1

   All the live murmur of a summer's day.

   'The Scholar-Gipsy' (1853) l. 20

   Tired of knocking at Preferment's door.

   'The Scholar-Gipsy' (1853) l. 35

   Crossing the stripling Thames at Bab-lock-hithe,
     Trailing in the cool stream thy fingers wet,
       As the slow punt swings round.

   'The Scholar-Gipsy' (1853) l. 74

   Rapt, twirling in thy hand a withered spray,
   And waiting for the spark from heaven to fall.

   'The Scholar-Gipsy' (1853) l. 119

   The line of festal light in Christ-Church hall.

   'The Scholar-Gipsy' (1853) l. 129

   Thou waitest for the spark from heaven! and we,
   Light half-believers in our casual creeds...
   Who hesitate and falter life away,
   And lose to-morrow the ground won to-day--
   Ah, do not we, Wanderer, await it too?

   'The Scholar-Gipsy' (1853) l. 171

   O born in days when wits were fresh and clear,
   And life ran gaily as the sparkling Thames;
   Before this strange disease of modern life,
   With its sick hurry, its divided aims,
   Its heads o'ertaked, its palsied hearts, was rife--
   Fly hence, our contact fear!

   'The Scholar-Gipsy' (1853) l. 201

   Still nursing the unconquerable hope,
   Still clutching the inviolable shade.

   'The Scholar-Gipsy' (1853) l. 211

   Resolve to be thyself: and know, that he
   Who finds himself, loses his misery.

   'Self-Dependence' (1852) l. 31

   Others abide our question. Thou art free.
   We ask and ask: Thou smilest and art still,
   Out-topping knowledge.

   'Shakespeare' (1849)

   And thou, who didst the stars and sunbeams know,
   Self-schooled, self-scanned, self-honoured, self-secure,
   Didst tread on Earth unguessed at.--Better so!
   All pains the immortal spirit must endure,
   All weakness which impairs, all griefs which bow,
   Find their sole speech in that victorious brow.

   'Shakespeare' (1849)

   Curled minion, dancer, coiner of sweet words!

   'Sohrab and Rustum' (1853) l. 458

   No horse's cry was that, most like the roar
   Of some pained desert lion, who all day
   Hath trailed the hunter's javelin in his side,
   And comes at night to die upon the sand.

   'Sohrab and Rustum' (1853) l. 501

   Truth sits upon the lips of dying men.

   'Sohrab and Rustum' (1853) l. 656

   But the majestic River floated on,
   Out of the mist and hum of that low land,
   Into the frosty starlight.

   'Sohrab and Rustum' (1853) l. 875

   Oxus, forgetting the bright speed he had
   In his high mountain cradle in Pamere,
   A foiled circuitous wanderer--till at last
   The longed-for dash of waves is heard, and wide
   His luminous home of waters opens, bright
   And tranquil, from whose floor the new-bathed stars
   Emerge, and shine upon the Aral Sea.

   'Sohrab and Rustum' (1853) l. 886

   For rigorous teachers seized my youth,
   And purged its faith, and trimmed its fire,
   Showed me the high, white star of Truth,
   There bade me gaze, and there aspire.

   'Stanzas from the Grande Chartreuse' (1855) l. 67

   Wandering between two worlds, one dead,
   The other powerless to be born,
   With nowhere yet to rest my head,
   Like these, on earth I wait forlorn.

   'Stanzas from the Grande Chartreuse' (1855) l. 85

   What helps it now, that Byron bore,
   With haughty scorn which mocked the smart,
   Through Europe to the Aetolian shore
   The pageant of his bleeding heart?
   That thousands counted every groan,
   And Europe made his woe her own?

   'Stanzas from the Grande Chartreuse' (1855) l. 133

   Ah! two desires toss about
   The poet's feverish blood.
   One drives him to the world without,
   And one to solitude.

   'Stanzas in Memory of the Author of "Obermann", November 1849' l. 93

   Still bent to make some port he knows not where,
   Still standing for some false impossible shore.

   'A Summer Night' l. 68

   The signal-elm, that looks on Ilsley downs,
   The Vale, the three lone weirs, the youthful Thames.

   'Thyrsis' (1866) l. 14

   And that sweet City with her dreaming spires,
   She needs not June for beauty's heightening.

   'Thyrsis' (1866) l. 19

   So have I heard the cuckoo's parting cry,
   From the wet field, through the vext garden-trees,
   Come with the volleying rain and tossing breeze:
   'The bloom is gone, and with the bloom go I.'

   'Thyrsis' (1866) l. 57

   Too quick despairer, wherefore wilt thou go?
   Soon will the high Midsummer pomps come on,
   Soon will the musk carnations break and swell.

   'Thyrsis' (1866) l. 61

   For Time, not Corydon, hath conquered thee.

   'Thyrsis' (1866) l. 80

   The foot less prompt to meet the morning dew,
   The heart less bounding at emotion new,
   And hope, once crushed, less quick to spring again.

   'Thyrsis' (1866) l. 138

   Who saw life steadily, and saw it whole:
   The mellow glory of the Attic stage;
   Singer of sweet Colonus, and its child.

   Lines on Sophocles in 'To a Friend' (1849)

   France, famed in all great arts, in none supreme.

   'To a Republican Friend, 1848. Continued'

   Yes! in the sea of life enisled,
   With echoing straits between us thrown,
   Dotting the shoreless watery wild,
   We mortal millions live alone.

   'To Marguerite--Continued' (1852) l. 1

   A God, a God their severance ruled!
   And bade betwixt their shores to be
   The unplumbed, salt, estranging sea.

   'To Marguerite--Continued' (1852) l. 22

   Nor bring, to see me cease to live,
   Some doctor full of phrase and fame,
   To shake his sapient head and give
   The ill he cannot cure a name.

   'A Wish' (1867)

   And sigh that one thing only has been lent
   To youth and age in common--discontent.

   'Youth's Agitations' (1852)

   Our society distributes itself into Barbarians, Philistines, and Populace;
   and America is just ourselves, with the Barbarians quite left out, and the
   Populace nearly.

   'Culture and Anarchy' (1869) preface

   The pursuit of perfection, then, is the pursuit of sweetness and
   light....He who works for sweetness and light united, works to make reason
   and the will of God prevail.

   'Culture and Anarchy' (1869) ch. 1.

   The men of culture are the true apostles of equality.

   'Culture and Anarchy' (1869) ch. 1

   When I want to distinguish clearly the aristocratic class from the
   Philistines proper, or middle class, [I] name the former, in my own mind
   the Barbarians.

   'Culture and Anarchy' (1869) ch. 3

   That vast portion...of the working-class which, raw and half-developed,
   has long lain half-hidden amidst its poverty and squalor, and is now
   issuing from its hiding-place to assert an Englishman's heaven-born
   privilege of doing as he likes, and is beginning to perplex us by marching
   where it likes, meeting where it likes, bawling what it likes, breaking
   what it likes--to this vast residuum we may with great propriety give the
   name of Populace.

   'Culture and Anarchy' (1869) ch. 3

   Hebraism and Hellenism--between these two points of influence moves our

   'Culture and Anarchy' (1869) ch. 4

   'He knows' says Hebraism, 'his Bible!'--whenever we hear this said, we
   may, without any elaborate defence of culture, content ourselves with
   answering simply: 'No man, who knows nothing else, knows even his Bible.'

   'Culture and Anarchy' (1869) ch. 5

   Nothing could moderate, in the bosom of the great English middle class,
   their passionate, absorbing, almost blood-thirsty clinging to life.

   'Essays in Criticism' First Series (1865) preface

   Beautiful city! so venerable, so lovely, so unravaged by the fierce
   intellectual life of our century, so serene!...whispering from her towers
   the last enchantments of the Middle Age....Home of lost causes, and
   forsaken beliefs, and unpopular names, and impossible loyalties!

   On Oxford in 'Essays in Criticism' First Series (1865) preface

   'Our unrivalled happiness';--what an element of grimness, bareness, and
   hideousness mixes with it and blurs it; the workhouse, the dismal Mapperly
   Hills,--how dismal those who have seen them will remember;--the gloom, the
   smoke, the cold, the strangled illegitimate child!...And the final
   touch,--short, bleak and inhuman:  Wragg is in custody. The sex lost in
   the confusion of our unrivalled happiness; or (shall I say?) the
   superfluous Christian name lopped off by the straightforward vigour of our
   old Anglo-Saxon breed!

   Prompted by a newspaper report of the murder of her illegitimate child by
   a girl named Wragg; 'Essays in Criticism' First Series (1865) 'The
   Function of Criticism at the Present Time'

   I am bound by my own definition of criticism: a disinterested endeavour to
   learn and propagate the best that is known and thought in the world.

   'Essays in Criticism' First Series (1865) 'The Function of Criticism at
   the Present Time'

   Philistinism!--We have not the expression in English. Perhaps we have not
   the word because we have so much of the thing.

   'Essays in Criticism' First Series (1865) 'Heinrich Heine'

   The great apostle of the Philistines, Lord Macaulay.

   'Essays in Criticism' First Series (1865) 'Joubert'

   The absence, in this country, of any force of educated literary and
   scientific opinion.

   'Essays in Criticism' First Series (1865) 'The Literary Influence of

   In poetry, no less than in life, he is 'a beautiful and ineffectual angel,
   beating in the void his luminous wings in vain'.

   'Essays in Criticism' Second Series (1888) 'Shelley'; Arnold is quoting
   from his own essay on Byron in the same work.

   More and more mankind will discover that we have to turn to poetry to
   interpret life for us, to console us, to sustain us. Without poetry our
   science will appear incomplete; and most of what now passes for religion
   and philosophy will be replaced by poetry.

   'Essays in Criticism' Second Series (1888) 'The Study of Poetry'

   The difference between genuine poetry and the poetry of Dryden, Pope, and
   all their school, is briefly this: their poetry is conceived and composed
   in their wits, genuine poetry is conceived and composed in the soul.

   'Essays in Criticism' Second Series (1888) 'Thomas Gray'

   Poetry is at bottom a criticism of life.

   'Essays in Criticism' Second Series (1888) 'Wordsworth'

   His expression may often be called bald...but it is bald as the bare
   mountain tops are bald, with a baldness full of grandeur.

   'Wordsworth' in 'Essays in Criticism' Second Series (1888)

   I am past thirty, and three parts iced over.

   Howard Foster Lowry (ed.)  'The Letters of Matthew Arnold to Arthur Hugh
   Clough' (1932) 12 February 1853

   Culture, the acquainting ourselves with the best that has been known and
   said in the world, and thus with the history of the human spirit.

   'Literature and Dogma' (1873) preface

   Terms like grace, new birth, justification...terms, in short, which with
   St Paul are literary terms, theologians have employed as if they were
   scientific terms.

   'Literature and Dogma' (1873) ch. 1

   The true meaning of religion is thus not simply morality, but morality
   touched by emotion.

   'Literature and Dogma' (1873) ch. 1

   Conduct is three-fourths of our life and its largest concern.

   'Literature and Dogma' (1873) ch. 1

   But there remains the question: what righteousness really is. The method
   and secret and sweet reasonableness of Jesus.

   'Literature and Dogma' (1873) ch. 12

   So we have the Philistine of genius in religion--Luther; the Philistine of
   genius in politics--Cromwell; the Philistine of genius in

   'Mixed Essays' (1879) 'Lord Falkland'

   Wordsworth says somewhere that wherever Virgil seems to have composed
   'with his eye on the object', Dryden fails to render him. Homer invariably
   composes 'with his eye on the object', whether the object be a moral or a
   material one: Pope composes with his eye on his style, into which he
   translates his object, whatever it is.

   'On Translating Homer' (1861) Lecture 1

   Of these two literatures [French and German], as of the intellect of
   Europe in general, the main effort, for now many years, has been a
   critical effort; the endeavours, in all branches of knowledge--theology,
   philosophy, history, art, science--to see the object as in itself it
   really is.

   'On Translating Homer' (1861) Lecture 2

   He [the translator] will find one English book and one only, where, as in
   the Iliad itself, perfect plainness of speech is allied with perfect
   nobleness; and that book is the Bible.

   'On Translating Homer' (1861) Lecture 3

   Nothing has raised more questioning among my critics than these
   words--noble, the grand style....I think it will be found that the grand
   style arises in poetry, when a noble nature, poetically gifted, treats
   with simplicity or with severity a serious subject.

   'On Translating Homer' 'Last Words' (1862)

   People think that I can teach them style. What stuff it all is!  Have
   something to say, and say it as clearly as you can. That is the only
   secret of style.

   In G. W. E. Russell 'Collections and Recollections' (1898) ch. 13

1.96 S. J. Arnold

   England, home and beauty.

   'The Death of Nelson' (1811 song) from 'The Americans. A Comic Opera'

1.97 Dr Thomas Arnold 1795-1842

   My object will be, if possible, to form Christian men, for Christian boys
   I can scarcely hope to make.

   Letter to Revd John Tucker, 2 March 1828, on appointment to the
   Headmastership of Rugby School, in Arthur Penrhyn Stanley 'The Life and
   Correspondence of Thomas Arnold' (1844) vol. 1, ch. 2

   What we must look for here is, 1st, religious and moral principles: 2ndly,
   gentlemanly conduct:  3rdly, intellectual ability.

   Address to the Praeposters of Rugby School, in Arthur Penrhyn Stanley 'The
   Life and Correspondence of Thomas Arnold' (1844) vol. 1, ch. 3

   As for rioting, the old Roman way of dealing with that is always the right
   one; flog the rank and file, and fling the ringleaders from the Tarpeian

   From an unpublished letter written before 1828, quoted by Matthew Arnold
   in 'Cornhill Magazine' August 1868 'Anarchy and Authority'

1.98 Raymond Aron 1905-

   La pens‚e politique, en France, est r‚trospective ou utopique.

   Political thought, in France, is retrospective or utopian.

   'L'opium des intellectuels' (1955) ch. 1

1.99 Antonin Artaud 1896-1948

   Il faut nous laver de la littЉrature. Nous voulons €tre hommes avant tout,
   €tre humains.

   We must wash literature off ourselves. We want to be men first of all; to
   be human.

   'Les Oeuvres et les Hommes' unpublished MS, 17 May 1922

1.100 George Asaf 1880-1951

   What's the use of worrying?
   It never was worth while,
   So, pack up your troubles in your old kit-bag,
   And smile, smile, smile.

   'Pack up your Troubles' (1915 song)

1.101 Roger Ascham 1515-68

   I said...how, and why, young children, were sooner allured by love, than
   driven by beating, to attain good learning.

   'The Schoolmaster' (1570) preface

   There is no such whetstone, to sharpen a good wit and encourage a will to
   learning, as is praise.

   'The Schoolmaster' (1570) bk. 1

   Inglese Italianato, Љ un diavolo incarnato, that is to say, you remain men
   in shape and fashion, but become devils in life and condition.

   'The Schoolmaster' (1570) bk. 1 (referring to Englishmen travelling in

   He that will write well in any tongue, must follow this counsel of
   Aristotle, to speak as the common people do, to think as wise men do; and
   so should every man understand him, and the judgment of wise men allow

   'To all gentlemen and yeomen of England' in 'Toxophilus' (1545)

1.102 John Dunning, Baron Ashburton 1731-83

   The power of the Crown has increased, is increasing, and ought to be

   House of Commons, 1780

1.103 Daisy Ashford 1881-1972

   Mr Salteena was an elderly man of 42.

   'The Young Visiters' (1919) ch. 1

   I am not quite a gentleman but you would hardly notice it but can't be
   helped anyhow.

   'The Young Visiters' (1919) ch. 1

   You look rather rash my dear your colors dont quite match your face.

   'The Young Visiters' (1919) ch. 2

   Bernard always had a few prayers in the hall and some whiskey afterwards
   as he was rarther pious but Mr Salteena was not very addicted to prayers
   so he marched up to bed.

   'The Young Visiters' (1919) ch. 3

   Oh this is must kind said Mr Salteena. Minnit closed his eyes with a tired
   smile. Not kind sir he muttered quite usual.

   'The Young Visiters' (1919) ch. 5

   It was a sumpshous spot all done up in gold with plenty of looking

   'The Young Visiters' (1919) ch. 5

   Oh I see said the Earl but my own idear is that these things are as piffle
   before the wind.

   'The Young Visiters' (1919) ch. 5

   The bearer of this letter is an old friend of mine not quite the right
   side of the blanket as they say in fact he is the son of a first rate
   butcher but his mother was a decent family called Hyssopps of the Glen so
   you see he is not so bad and is desireus of being the correct article.

   'The Young Visiters' (1919) ch. 5

   My life will be sour grapes and ashes without you.

   'The Young Visiters' (1919) ch. 8

1.104 Isaac Asimov 1920-

   The three fundamental Rules of Robotics....One, a robot may not injure a
   human being, or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to
   harm....Two...a robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except
   where such orders would conflict with the First Law...three, a robot must
   protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict
   with the First or Second Laws.

   'I, Robot' (1950) in 'Runaround'

1.105 Herbert Asquith (first Earl of Oxford and Asquith) 1852-1928

   We had better wait and see.

   Phrased used repeatedly in speeches in 1910, referring to the rumour that
   the House of Lords was to be flooded with new Liberal peers to ensure the
   passage of the Finance Bill.  Roy Jenkins 'Asquith' (1964) ch. 14

   We shall never sheath the sword which we have not lightly drawn until
   Belgium recovers in full measure all and more than all that she has
   sacrificed, until France is adequately secured against the menace of
   aggression, until the rights of the smaller nationalities of Europe are
   placed upon an unassailable foundation, and until the military domination
   of Prussia is wholly and finally destroyed.

   Speech at the Guildhall, London, 9 November 1914, in 'The Times' 10
   November 1914

   It is fitting that we should have buried the Unknown Prime Minister by the
   side of the Unknown Soldier.

   Referring to Bonar Law, in Robert Blake 'The Unknown Prime Minister'
   (1955) p. 531

   [The War Office kept three sets of figures:] one to mislead the public,
   another to mislead the Cabinet, and the third to mislead itself.

   In Alistair Horne 'Price of Glory' (1962) ch. 2

1.106 Margot Asquith (Countess of Oxford and Asquith) 1864-1945

   The t is silent, as in Harlow.

   To Jean Harlow, who had been calling her Margot (as in argot), in T. S.
   Matthews 'Great Tom' (1973) ch. 7

   Lord Birkenhead is very clever but sometimes his brains go to his head.

   In 'Listener' 11 June 1953 'Margot Oxford' by Lady Violet Bonham Carter

   She tells enough white lies to ice a wedding cake.

   Referring to Lady Desborough, in 'Listener' 11 June 1953 'Margot Oxford'
   by Lady Violet Bonham Carter

   He can't see a belt without hitting below it.

   Referring to Lloyd George, in 'Listener' 11 June 1953 'Margot Oxford' by
   Lady Violet Bonham Carter

1.107 Mary Astell 1668-1731

        Their sophistry I can control
   Who falsely say that women have no soul.

   'Ambition' l. 7

   Happy am I who out of danger sit,
   Can see and pity them who wade thro it;
   Need take no thought my treasure to dispose,
   What I ne're had I cannot fear to lose.

   'Awake my Lute' l. 18

   Our opposers usually miscall our quickness of thought, fancy and flash,
   and christen their own heaviness by the specious names of judgement and
   solidity; but it is easy to retort upon them the reproachful ones of
   dullness and stupidity.

   'An Essay in Defence of the Female Sex' (1696) p. 19

   Fetters of gold are still fetters, and the softest lining can never make
   them so easy as liberty.

   'An Essay in Defence of the Female Sex' (1696) p. 25

   If all men are born free, how is it that all women are born slaves?

   'Some Reflections upon Marriage' (1706 ed.) preface

1.108 Sir Jacob Astley 1579-1652

   O Lord! thou knowest how busy I must be this day: if I forget thee, do not
   thou forget me.

   Prayer before the Battle of Edgehill, in Sir Philip Warwick 'Memoires'
   (1701) p. 229

1.109 Nancy Astor (Viscountess Astor) 1879-1964

   I married beneath me, all women do.

   In 'Dictionary of National Biography 1961-1970' (1981) p. 43

1.110 Brooks Atkinson 1894-1984

   After each war there is a little less democracy to save.

   'Once Around the Sun' (1951) 7 January

1.111 E. L. Atkinson 1882-1929 and Apsley Cherry-Garrard 1882-1959

   Hereabouts died a very gallant gentleman, Captain L. E. G. Oates of the
   Inniskilling Dragoons. In March 1912, returning from the Pole, he walked
   willingly to his death in a blizzard to try and save his comrades, beset
   by hardships.

   Epitaph on cairn erected in the Antarctic, 15 November 1912, in Apsley
   Cherry-Garrard 'The Worst Journey in the World' (1922) p. 487

1.112 Clement Attlee (first Earl Attlee) 1883-1967

   The voice we heard was that of Mr Churchill but the mind was that of Lord

   Speech on radio, 5 June 1945, in Francis Williams 'A Prime Minister
   Remembers' (1961) ch. 6

   I think the British have the distinction above all other nations of being
   able to put new wine into old bottles without bursting them.

   'Hansard' 24 October 1950, col. 2705

   Few thought he was even a starter
   There were many who thought themselves smarter
   But he ended PM
   CH and OM
   An earl and a knight of the garter.

   Describing himself in a letter to Tom Attlee, 8 April 1956; in Kenneth
   Harris 'Attlee' (1982) p. 545

   [Russian Communism is] the illegitimate child of Karl Marx and Catherine
   the Great.

   Speech at Aarhus University, 11 April 1956, in 'The Times' 12 April 1956

   Democracy means government by discussion, but it is only effective if you
   can stop people talking.

   Speech at Oxford, 14 June 1957, in 'The Times' 15 June 1957

   A monologue is not a decision.

   To Winston Churchill, who had complained that a matter had been brought up
   several times in Cabinet, in Francis Williams 'A Prime Minister Remembers'
   (1961) ch. 7

1.113 John Aubrey 1626-97

   The Bishop sometimes would take the key of the wine-cellar, and he and his
   chaplain would go and lock themselves in and be merry. Then first he lays
   down his episcopal hat-- There lies the Doctor. Then he puts off his
   gown-- There lies the Bishop. Then 'twas, Here's to thee, Corbet, and
   Here's to thee, Lushington.

   'Brief Lives' 'Richard Corbet'

   How these curiosities would be quite forgot, did not such idle fellows as
   I am put them down.

   'Brief Lives' 'Venetia Digby'

   Extreme pleasant in his conversation, and at dinner, supper, etc; but
   satirical. (He pronounced the letter R (littera canina) very hard - a
   certain sign of a satirical wit).

   'Brief Lives' 'John Dryden'

   He had read much, if one considers his long life; but his contemplation
   was much more than his reading. He was wont to say that if he had read as
   much as other men, he should have known no more than other men.

   'Brief Lives' 'Thomas Hobbes'

   As they were reading of inscribing and circumscribing figures, said he, I
   will show you how to inscribe a triangle in a quadrangle.  Bring a pig
   into the quadrangle and I will set the college dog at him, & he will take
   the pig by the ear, then I come & take the dog by the tail & the hog by
   the tail, and so there you have a triangle in a quadrangle; quod erat

   'Brief Lives' 'Ralph Kettel'

   He was so fair that they called him the lady of Christ's College.

   'Brief Lives' 'John Milton'

   His harmonical and ingenious soul did lodge in a beautiful and well
   proportioned body.  He was a spare man.

   'Brief Lives' 'John Milton'

   Sciatica: he cured it, by boiling his buttock.

   'Brief Lives' 'Sir Jonas Moore'

   She was when a child much against the Bishops, and prayed to God to take
   them to him, but afterwards was reconciled to them. Prayed aloud, as the
   hypocritical fashion then was, and was overheard.

   'Brief Lives' 'Katherine Philips'

   Sir Walter, being strangely surprised and put out of his countenance at so
   great a table, gives his son a damned blow over the face. His son, as rude
   as he was, would not strike his father, but strikes over the face the
   gentleman that sat next to him a nd said 'Box about: 'twill come to my
   father anon'.

   'Brief Lives' 'Sir Walter Raleigh'

   When he killed a calf he would do it in a high style, and make a speech.

   'Brief Lives' 'William Shakespeare'

   He was a handsome, well-shaped man: very good company, and of a very ready
   and pleasant smooth wit.

   'Brief Lives' 'William Shakespeare'

   Anno 1670, not far from Cirencester, was an apparition; being demanded
   whether a good spirit or a bad? returned no answer, but disappeared with a
   curious perfume and most melodious twang.  Mr W. Lilly believes it was a

   'Miscellanies' (1696) 'Apparitions'

1.114 W. H. Auden (Wystan Hugh Auden) 1907-73

   Some thirty inches from my nose
   The frontier of my Person goes,
   And all the untilled air between
   Is private pagus or demesne.
   Stranger, unless with bedroom eyes
   I beckon you to fraternize,
   Beware of rudely crossing it:
   I have no gun, but I can spit.

   'About the House' (1966) 'Prologue: the Birth of Architecture'

   Sob, heavy world,
   Sob as you spin
   Mantled in mist, remote from the happy.

   'The Age of Anxiety' (1947) p. 104

   Lay your sleeping head, my love,
   Human on my faithless arm;
   Time and fevers burn away
   Individual beauty from
   Thoughtful children, and the grave
   Proves the child ephemeral:
   But in my arms till break of day
   Let the living creature lie,
   Mortal, guilty, but to me
   The entirely beautiful.

   'Another Time' (1940) no. 18, p. 43

   I'll love you, dear, I'll love you
   Till China and Africa meet
   And the river jumps over the mountain
   And the salmon sing in the street.

   I'll love you till the ocean
   Is folded and hung up to dry
   And the seven stars go squawking
   Like geese about the sky.

   'As I Walked Out One Evening' (1940)

   O plunge your hands in water,
   Plunge them in up to the wrist;
   Stare, stare in the basin
   And wonder what you've missed.

   The glacier knocks in the cupboard,
   The desert sighs in the bed,
   And the crack in the tea-cup opens
   A lane to the land of the dead.

   'As I Walked Out One Evening' (1940)

   A poet's hope: to be,
   like some valley cheese,
   local, but prized elsewhere.

   'Collected Poems' (1976) p. 639

   To save your world you asked this man to die:
   Would this man, could he see you now, ask why?

   'Epitaph for the Unknown Soldier' (1955)

   Perfection, of a kind, was what he was after,
   And the poetry he invented was easy to understand;
   He knew human folly like the back of his hand,
   And was greatly interested in armies and fleets;
   When he laughed, respectable senators burst with laughter,
   And when he cried the little children died in the streets.

   'Epitaph on a Tyrant' (1940).

   Altogether elsewhere, vast
   Herds of reindeer move across
   Miles and miles of golden moss,
   Silently and very fast.

   'The Fall of Rome' (1951)

   To us he is no more a person
   Now but a whole climate of opinion.

   'In Memory of Sigmund Freud' (1940)

   He disappeared in the dead of winter:
   The brooks were frozen, the airports almost deserted,
   And snow disfigured the public statues;
   The mercury sank in the mouth of the dying day.
   What instruments we have agree
   The day of his death was a dark cold day.

   'In Memory of W. B. Yeats' (1940)

   You were silly like us: your gift survived it all;
   The parish of rich women, physical decay,
   Yourself; mad Ireland hurt you into poetry.
   Now Ireland has her madness and her weather still,
   For poetry makes nothing happen: it survives
   In the valley of its saying where executives
   Would never want to tamper; it flows south
   From ranches of isolation and the busy griefs,
   Raw towns that we believe and die in; it survives,
   A way of happening, a mouth.

   'In Memory of W. B. Yeats' (1940)

   Earth, receive an honoured guest;
   William Yeats is laid to rest:
   Let the Irish vessel lie
   Emptied of its poetry.

   'In Memory of W. B. Yeats' (1940)

   In the nightmare of the dark
   All the dogs of Europe bark,
   And the living nations wait,
   Each sequestered in its hate;

   Intellectual disgrace
   Stares from every human face,
   And the seas of pity lie
   Locked and frozen in each eye.

   'In Memory of W. B. Yeats' (1940)

   In the deserts of the heart
   Let the healing fountain start,
   In the prison of his days
   Teach the free man how to praise.

   'In Memory of W. B. Yeats' (1940)

        There is no love;
   There are only the various envies, all of them sad.

   'In Praise of Limestone' (1951) l. 58

   This land is not the sweet home that it looks,
   Nor its peace the historical calm of a site
   Where something was settled once and for all: A backward
   And dilapidated province, connected
   To the big busy world by a tunnel, with a certain
   Seedy appeal.

   'In Praise of Limestone' (1951) l. 61

   The desires of the heart are as crooked as corkscrews
   Not to be born is the best for man
   The second best is a formal order
   The dance's pattern, dance while you can.
   Dance, dance, for the figure is easy
   The tune is catching and will not stop
   Dance till the stars come down with the rafters
   Dance, dance, dance till you drop.

   'Letter to William Coldstream, Esq.' (1937).

   And make us as Newton was, who in his garden watching
   The apple falling towards England, became aware
   Between himself and her of an eternal tie.

   'Look, Stranger!' (1936) no. 1

   Out on the lawn I lie in bed,
   Vega conspicuous overhead.

   'Look, Stranger!' (1936) no. 2

   Let the florid music praise,
   The flute and the trumpet,
   Beauty's conquest of your face:
   In that land of flesh and bone,
   Where from citadels on high
   Her imperial standards fly,
   Let the hot sun
   Shine on, shine on.

   'Look, Stranger!' (1936) no. 4

   Look, stranger, at this island now
   The leaping light for your delight discovers,
   Stand stable here
   And silent be,
   That through the channels of the ear
   May wander like a river
   The swaying sound of the sea.

   'Look, Stranger!' (1936) no. 5

   O what is that sound which so thrills the ear
   Down in the valley drumming, drumming?
   Only the scarlet soldiers, dear,
   The soldiers coming.

   'Look, Stranger!' (1936) no. 6

   O it's broken the lock and splintered the door,
   O it's the gate where they're turning, turning;
   Their boots are heavy on the floor
   And their eyes are burning.

   'Look, Stranger!' (1936) no. 6

   A shilling life will give you all the facts.

   'Look, Stranger!' (1936) no. 13

   August for the people and their favourite islands.
   Daily the steamers sidle up to meet
   The effusive welcome of the pier.

   'Look, Stranger!' (1936) no. 30

   About suffering they were never wrong,
   The Old Masters: how well they understood
   Its human position; how it takes place
   While someone else is eating or opening a window or just walking dully

   'Mus‚e des Beaux Arts' (1940)

   They never forgot
   That even the dreadful martyrdom must run its course
   Anyhow in a corner, some untidy spot
   Where the dogs go on with their doggy life and the torturer's horse
   Scratches its innocent behind on a tree.

   'Mus‚e des Beaux Arts' (1940)

   I see it often since you've been away:
   The island, the veranda, and the fruit;
   The tiny steamer breaking from the bay;
   The literary mornings with its hoot;
   Our ugly comic servant; and then you,
   Lovely and willing every afternoon.

   'New Verse' October 1933, p. 15

   At the far end of the enormous room
   An orchestra is playing to the rich.

   'New Verse' October 1933, p. 15

   To the man-in-the-street, who, I'm sorry to say,
   Is a keen observer of life,
   The word 'Intellectual' suggests straight away
   A man who's untrue to his wife.

   'New Year Letter' (1941) note to l. 1277

   This is the Night Mail crossing the Border,
   Bringing the cheque and the postal order,
   Letters for the rich, letters for the poor,
   The shop at the corner, the girl next door.
   Pulling up Beattock, a steady climb:
   The gradient's against her, but she's on time.
   Past cotton-grass and moorland border,
   Shovelling white steam over her shoulder.

   'Night Mail' (1936)

   Letters of thanks, letters from banks,
   Letters of joy from girl and boy,
   Receipted bills and invitations
   To inspect new stock or to visit relations,
   And applications for situations,
   And timid lovers' declarations,
   And gossip, gossip from all the nations.

   'Night Mail' (1936)

   Private faces in public places
   Are wiser and nicer
   Than public faces in private places.

   'Orators' (1932) dedication

   To ask the hard question is simple.

   'Poems' (1933) no. 27

   At Dirty Dick's and Sloppy Joe's
   We drank our liquor straight,
   Some went upstairs with Margery,
   And some, alas, with Kate.

   'The Sea and the Mirror--Master and Boatswain' (1944)

   My Dear One is mine as mirrors are lonely.

   'The Sea and the Mirror--Miranda' (1944)

   I and the public know
   What all schoolchildren learn,
   Those to whom evil is done
   Do evil in return.

   'September 1, 1939' (1940)

   All I have is a voice
   To undo the folded lie,
   The romantic lie in the brain
   Of the sensual man-in-the-street
   And the lie of Authority
   Whose buildings grope the sky:
   There is no such thing as the State
   And no one exists alone;
   Hunger allows no choice
   To the citizen or the police;
   We must love one another or die.

   'September 1, 1939' (1940)

   Out of the air a voice without a face
   Proved by statistics that some cause was just
   In tones as dry and level as the place.

   'The Shield of Achilles' (1955)

   Sir, no man's enemy, forgiving all
   But will his negative inversion, be prodigal:
   Send to us power and light, a sovereign touch
   Curing the intolerable neutral itch,
   The exhaustion of weaning, the liar's quinsy,
   And the distortions of ingrown virginity.

   'Sir, No Man's Enemy' (1955)

   Harrow the house of the dead; look shining at
   New styles of architecture, a change of heart.

   'Sir, No Man's Enemy' (1955)

   Tomorrow for the young the poets exploding like bombs,
   The walks by the lake, the weeks of perfect communion;
   Tomorrow the bicycle races
   Through the suburbs on summer evenings. But today the struggle.

   'Spain' (1937) p. 11

   The stars are dead. The animals will not look:
   We are left alone with our day, and the time is short, and
   History to the defeated
   May say Alas but cannot help nor pardon.

   'Spain' (1937) p. 12

   In a garden shady this holy lady
   With reverent cadence and subtle psalm,
   Like a black swan as death came on
   Poured forth her song in perfect calm:
   And by ocean's margin this innocent virgin
   Constructed an organ to enlarge her prayer,
   And notes tremendous from her great engine
   Thundered out on the Roman air.

   Blonde Aphrodite rose up excited,
   Moved to delight by the melody,
   White as an orchid she rode quite naked
   In an oyster shell on top of the sea.

   'Three Songs for St Cecilia's Day' (1941); set to music by Benjamin
   Britten, to whom it was dedicated, as 'Hymn to St Cecilia' op. 27 (1942)

   Blessed Cecilia, appear in visions
   To all musicians, appear and inspire:
   Translated Daughter, come down and startle
   Composing mortals with immortal fire.

   'Three Songs for St Cecilia's Day' (1941)

   Let us honour if we can
   The vertical man
   Though we value none
   But the horizontal one.

   'To Christopher Isherwood' (1930)

   Our researchers into Public Opinion are content
   That he held the proper opinions for the time of year;
   When there was peace, he was for peace; when there was war, he went.

   'The Unknown Citizen' (1940)

   Was he free? Was he happy? The question is absurd:
   Had anything been wrong, we should certainly have heard.

   'The Unknown Citizen' (1940)

   The sky is darkening like a stain;
   Something is going to fall like rain,
   And it won't be flowers.

   'The Witnesses' (1935) l. 67

   All sin tends to be addictive, and the terminal point of addiction is what
   is called damnation.

   'A Certain World' (1970) 'Hell'

   Man is a history-making creature who can neither repeat his past nor leave
   it behind.

   'The Dyer's Hand' (1963) 'D. H. Lawrence'

   The true men of action in our time, those who transform the world, are not
   the politicians and statesmen, but the scientists. Unfortunately poetry
   cannot celebrate them, because their deeds are concerned with things, not
   persons, and are, therefore, speechless. When I find myself in the company
   of scientists, I feel like a shabby curate who has strayed by mistake into
   a drawing room full of dukes.

   'The Dyer's Hand' (1963) 'The Poet and the City'

   Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered.

   'The Dyer's Hand' (1963) 'Reading'

   My face looks like a wedding-cake left out in the rain.

   In Humphrey Carpenter 'W. H. Auden' (1981) pt. 2, ch. 6

   Art is born of humiliation.

   In Stephen Spender 'World Within World' (1951) ch. 2

1.115 W. H. Auden 1907-73 and Christopher Isherwood 1904-86

   Happy the hare at morning, for she cannot read
   The Hunter's waking thoughts.

   'The Dog beneath the Skin' (1935) chorus following act 2, sc. 2

1.116 ђmile Augier 1820-89

   marquis:  Mettez un canard sur un lac au milieu des cygnes, vous verrez
   qu'il regrettera sa mare et finira par y retourner.
   montrichard:  La nostalgie de la boue!

   marquis:  Put a duck on a lake in the midst of some swans, and you'll see
   he'll miss his pond and eventually return to it.
   montrichard:  Longing to be back in the mud!

   'Le Mariage d'Olympe' (1855) act 1, sc. 1

1.117 St Augustine of Hippo A.D. 354-430

   Nondum amabam, et amare amabam...quaerebam quid amarem, amans amare.

   I loved not yet, yet I loved to love...I sought what I might love, in love
   with loving.

   'Confessions' (397-8) bk. 3, ch. 1

   Et illa erant fercula, in quibus mihi esurienti te inferebatur sol et

   And these were the dishes wherein to me, hunger-starven for thee, they
   served up the sun and moon.

   'Confessions' (397-8) bk. 3, ch.6

   Da mihi castitatem et continentiam, sed noli modo.

   Give me chastity and continency--but not yet!

   'Confessions' (397-8) bk. 8, ch. 7

   Tolle lege, tolle lege.

   Take up and read, take up and read.

   'Confessions' (397-8) bk. 8, ch.12

   Sero te amavi, pulchritudo tam antiqua et tam nova, sero te amavi! et ecce
   intus eras et ego foris, et ibi te quaerebam.

   Too late came I to love thee, O thou Beauty both so ancient and so fresh,
   yea too late came I to love thee. And behold, thou wert within me, and I
   out of myself, where I made search for thee.

   'Confessions' (397-8) bk. 10, ch. 27

   Continentiam iubes; da quod iubes et iube quod vis.

   You command continence; give what you command, and command what you will.

   'Confessions' (397-8) bk. 10, ch. 29

   Securus iudicat orbis terrarum.

   The world judges with certainty.

   'Contra Epistolam Parmeniani' (400) bk. 3, sect. 24

   Salus extra ecclesiam non est.

   There is no salvation outside the church.

   'De Baptismo contra Donatistas' bk. 4, 100, 17, 24.

   Audi partem alteram.

   Hear the other side.

   'De Duabus Animabus contra Manicheos' ch. 14

   Dilige et quod vis fac.

   Love and do what you will.

   'In Epistolam Joannis ad Parthos' (413) tractatus 7, sect. 8 (often quoted
   as Ama et fac quod vis)

   Multi quidem facilius se abstinent ut non utantur, quam temperent ut bene

   To many, total abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.

   'On the Good of Marriage' (401) ch. 21

   Cum dilectione hominum et odio vitiorum.

   With love for mankind and hatred of sins.

   'Opera Omnia' vol. 2, col. 962, letter 211 in J.-P. Migne (ed.)
   'Patrologiae Latinae' (1845) vol. 33 (often quoted in the form: 'Love the
   sinner but hate the sin')

   Roma locuta est; causa finita est.

   Rome has spoken; the case is concluded.

   'Sermons' bk. 1

   We make ourselves a ladder out of our vices if we trample the vices
   themselves underfoot.

   'Sermons' bk. 3 'De Ascensione'

1.118 Emperor Augustus 63 B.C.-A.D. 14

   Quintilius Varus, give me back my legions.

   In Suetonius 'Lives of the Caesars' 'Divus Augustus' sect. 23

   I inherited it brick and left it marble.

   In Suetonius 'Lives of the Caesars' 'Divus Augustus' sect. 28 (referring
   to the city of Rome)

   It will be paid at the Greek Kalends.

   In Suetonius 'Lives of the Caesars' 'Divus Augustus' sect. 87 (meaning

1.119 Jane Austen 1775-1817

   Miss Bates stood in the very worst predicament in the world for having
   much of the public favour; and she had no intellectual superiority to make
   atonement for herself, or frighten those who might hate her, into outward

   'Emma' (1816) ch. 3

   An egg boiled very soft is not unwholesome.

   'Emma' (1816) ch. 3 (Mr Woodhouse)

   One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.

   'Emma' (1816) ch. 9 (Emma)

   It did not often happen...but it was too often for Emma's charity,
   especially as there was all the pain of apprehension to be frequently
   endured, though the offence came not.

   'Emma' (1816) ch. 11

   With men he can be rational and unaffected, but when he has ladies to
   please, every feature works.

   'Emma' (1816) ch. 13 (Mr John Knightley, of Mr Elton)

   The folly of allowing people to be comfortable at home--and the folly of
   people's not staying comfortable at home when they can!...five dull hours
   in another man's house, with nothing to say or to hear that was not said
   and heard yesterday, and may not be said and heard again tomorrow....four
   horses and four servants taken out for nothing but to convey five idle,
   shivering creatures into colder rooms and worse company than they might
   have had at home.

   'Emma' (1816) ch. 13 (Mr John Knightley)

   My mother's deafness is very trifling, you see, just nothing at all. By
   only raising my voice, and saying anything two or three times over, she is
   sure to hear.

   'Emma' (1816) ch. 19 (Miss Bates)

   The sooner every party breaks up the better.

   'Emma' (1816) ch. 25 (Mr Woodhouse)

   Surprises are foolish things. The pleasure is not enhanced, and the
   inconvenience is often considerable.

   'Emma' (1816) ch. 26 (Mr John Knightley)

   That young man is not quite the thing. He has been opening the doors very
   often this evening and keeping them open very inconsiderately.  He does
   not think of the draught. I do not mean to set you against him, but indeed
   he is not quite the thing.

   'Emma' (1816) ch. 29 (Mr Woodhouse)

   One has no great hopes from Birmingham. I always say there is something
   direful in the sound.

   'Emma' (1816) ch. 36 (Mrs Elton)

   Henry the 4th ascended the throne of England much to his own satisfaction
   in the year 1399.

   'The History of England' (written 1791)

   One of Edward's Mistresses was Jane Shore, who has had a play written
   about her, but it is a tragedy and therefore not worth reading.

   'The History of England' (written 1791)

   Nothing can be said in his vindication, but that his abolishing Religious
   Houses and leaving them to the ruinous depredations of time has been of
   infinite use to the landscape of England in general.

   'The History of England' (written 1791)

   Lady Jane Grey, who has been already mentioned as reading Greek.

   'The History of England' (written 1791)

   It was too pathetic for the feelings of Sophia and myself--we fainted
   Alternately on a Sofa.

   'Love and Freindship' (written 1790) 'Letter the 8th'

   She was nothing more than a mere good-tempered, civil and obliging young
   woman; as such we could scarcely dislike her--she was only an Object of

   'Love and Freindship' (written 1790) 'Letter the 13th'

   The true London maxim, that everything is to be got with money.

   'Mansfield Park' (1814) ch. 6 (Mary Crawford)

   We do not look in great cities for our best morality.

   'Mansfield Park' (1814) ch. 9 (Edmund Bertram)

   A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of. It
   certainly may secure all the myrtle and turkey part of it.

   'Mansfield Park' (1814) ch. 22

   Shakespeare one gets acquainted with without knowing how. It is part of an
   Englishman's constitution.  His thoughts and beauties are so spread abroad
   that one touches them everywhere, one is intimate with him by instinct.

   'Mansfield Park' (1814) ch. 34 (Henry Crawford)

   Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery. I quit such odious subjects as
   soon as I can.

   'Mansfield Park' (1814) ch. 48

   He feared that principle, active principle, had been wanting, that they
   had never been properly taught to govern their inclinations and tempers,
   by that sense of duty which can alone suffice. They had been instructed
   theoretically in their religion, but never required to bring it into daily

   'Mansfield Park' (1814) ch. 48 (of Sir Thomas Bertram)

   'Oh! it is only a novel!...only Cecilia, or Camilla, or Belinda:' or, in
   short, only some work in which the most thorough knowledge of human
   nature, the happiest delineation of its varieties, the liveliest effusions
   of wit and humour are conveyed to the world in the best chosen language.

   'Northanger Abbey' (1818) ch. 5

   Oh! who can ever be tired of Bath?

   'Northanger Abbey' (1818) ch. 10 (Catherine Morland)

   Real solemn history, I cannot be interested in....The quarrels of popes
   and kings, with wars or pestilences, in every page; the men all so good
   for nothing, and hardly any women at all.

   'Northanger Abbey' (1818) ch. 14 (Catherine Morland)

   Where people wish to attach, they should always be ignorant. To come with
   a well-informed mind, is to come with an inability of administering to the
   vanity of others, which a sensible person would always wish to avoid. A
   woman especially, if she have the misfortune of knowing any thing, should
   conceal it as well as she can.

   'Northanger Abbey' (1818) ch. 14

   From politics, it was an easy step to silence.

   'Northanger Abbey' (1818) ch. 14

   Remember the country and the age we live in. Remember that we are English,
   that we are Christians....Does our education prepare us for such
   atrocities? Do our laws connive at them? Could they be perpetrated without
   being known, in a country like this, where social and literary intercourse
   is on such a footing; where every man is surrounded by a neighbourhood of
   voluntary spies, and where roads and newspapers lay every thing open?

   'Northanger Abbey' (1818) ch. 34 (Henry Tilney)

   Sir Walter Elliot, of Kellynch-hall, in Somersetshire, was a man who, for
   his own amusement, never took up any book but the Baronetage; there he
   found occupation for an idle hour, and consolation in a distressed one.

   'Persuasion' (1818) ch. 1

   She had been forced into prudence in her youth, she learned romance as she
   grew older--the natural sequel of an unnatural beginning.

   'Persuasion' (1818) ch. 4

   She ventured to hope he did not always read only poetry; and to say, that
   she thought it was the misfortune of poetry, to be seldom safely enjoyed
   by those who enjoyed it completely; and that the strong feelings while
   alone could estimate it truly, were the very feelings which ought to taste
   it but sparingly.

   'Persuasion' (1818) ch. 11

   'My idea of good company, Mr Elliot, is the company of clever,
   well-informed people, who have a great deal of conversation; that is what
   I call good company.' 'You are mistaken,' said he gently, 'that is not
   good company, that is the best.'

   'Persuasion' (1818) ch. 16 (Anne Elliot and William Elliot)

   Men have had every advantage of us in telling their own story. Education
   has been theirs in so much higher a degree; the pen has been in their

   'Persuasion' (1818) ch. 23 (Anne Eliot)

   All the privilege I claim for my own sex...is that of loving longest, when
   existence or when hope is gone.

   'Persuasion' (1818) ch. 23 (Anne Eliot)

   It was, perhaps, one of those cases in which advice is good or bad only as
   the event decides.

   'Persuasion' (1818) ch. 23

   It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of
   a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.

   'Pride and Prejudice' (1813) ch. 1.

   May I ask whether these pleasing attentions proceed from the impulse of
   the moment, or are the result of previous study?

   'Pride and Prejudice' (1813) ch. 14 (Mr Bennet)

   Mr Collins had only to change from Jane to Elizabeth--and it was soon
   done--done while Mrs Bennet was stirring the fire.

   'Pride and Prejudice' (1813) ch. 15

   From this day you must be a stranger to one of your parents.--Your mother
   will never see you again if you do not marry Mr Collins, and I will never
   see you again if you do.

   'Pride and Prejudice' (1813) ch. 20 (Mr Bennet)

   Are the shades of Pemberley to be thus polluted?

   'Pride and Prejudice' (1813) ch. 56 (Lady Catherine de Burgh)

   You ought certainly to forgive them as a christian, but never to admit
   them in your sight, or allow their names to be mentioned in your hearing.

   'Pride and Prejudice' (1813) ch. 57 (Mr Collins)

   For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbours, and laugh at
   them in our turn?

   'Pride and Prejudice' (1813) ch. 57 (Mr Bennet)

   I have been a selfish being all my life, in practice, though not in

   'Pride and Prejudice' (1813) ch. 58 (Mr Darcy)

   An annuity is a very serious business.

   'Sense and Sensibility' (1811) ch. 2 (Mrs Dashwood)

   'I am afraid,' replied Elinor, 'that the pleasantness of an employment
   does not always evince its propriety.'

   'Sense and Sensibility' (1811) ch. 13

   A person and face, of strong, natural, sterling insignificance, though
   adorned in the first style of fashion.

   'Sense and Sensibility' (1811) ch. 33

   We met...Dr Hall in such very deep mourning that either his mother, his
   wife, or himself must be dead.

   Letter to Cassandra Austen, 17 May 1799, in R. W. Chapman (ed.)  'Jane
   Austen's Letters' (1952)

   How horrible it is to have so many people killed!--And what a blessing
   that one cares for none of them!

   Letter to Cassandra Austen, 31 May 1811, after the battle of Albuera, 16
   May 1811, in R. W. Chapman (ed.)  'Jane Austen's Letters' (1952)

   3 or 4 families in a country village is the very thing to work on.

   Letter to Anna Austen, 9 September 1814, in R. W. Chapman (ed.)  'Jane
   Austen's Letters' (1952)

   What should I do with your strong, manly, spirited sketches, full of
   variety and glow?--How could I possibly join them on to the little bit
   (two inches wide) of ivory on which I work with so fine a brush, as
   produces little effect after much labour?

   Letter to J. Edward Austen, 16 December 1816, in R. W. Chapman (ed.)
   'Jane Austen's Letters' (1952)

   He and I should not in the least agree of course, in our ideas of novels
   and heroines;--pictures of perfection as you know make me sick and wicked.

   Letter to Fanny Knight, 23 March 1817, in R. W. Chapman (ed.)  'Jane
   Austen's Letters' (1952)

1.120 Earl of Avon

   See Sir Anthony Eden (5.2)

1.121 Alan Ayckbourn 1939-

   My mother used to say, Delia, if S-E-X ever rears its ugly head, close
   your eyes before you see the rest of it.

   'Bedroom Farce' (1978) act 2.

   This place, you tell them you're interested in the arts, you get messages
   of sympathy.

   'Chorus of Disapproval' (1986) act 2

   Do you realize, Mrs Foster, the hours I've put into that woman? When I met
   her, you know, she was nothing. Nothing at all. With my own hands I have
   built her up. Encouraging her to join the public library and make use of
   her non-fiction tickets.

   'How the Other Half Loves' (1972) act 2, sc. 1

   If you gave Ruth a rose, she'd peel all the petals off to make sure there
   weren't any greenfly. And when she'd done that, she'd turn round and say,
   do you call that a rose? Look at it, it's all in bits.

   'Table Manners' (1975) act 1, sc. 2

   I always feel with Norman that I have him on loan from somewhere. Like one
   of his library books.

   'Table Manners' (1975) act 2, sc. 1

1.122 A. J. Ayer (Sir Alfred Jules Ayer) 1910-89

   The criterion which we use to test the genuineness of apparent statements
   of fact is the criterion of verifiability. We say that a sentence is
   factually significant to any given person, if, and only if, he knows how
   to verify the proposition which it purports to express--that is, if he
   knows what observations would lead him, under certain conditions, to
   accept the proposition as being true, or reject it as being false.

   'Language, Truth, and Logic' (2nd ed., 1946) p. 35

   If I...say 'Stealing money is wrong,' I produce a sentence which has no
   factual meaning--that is, expresses no proposition which can be either
   true or false. It is as if I had written 'Stealing money!!'--where the
   shape and thickness of the exclamation marks show, by a suitable
   convention, that a special sort of moral disapproval is the feeling which
   is being expressed.

   'Language, Truth, and Logic' (2nd ed., 1946) p. 107

   [We] offer the theist the same comfort as we gave to the moralist. His
   assertions cannot possibly be valid, but they cannot be invalid either. As
   he says nothing at all about the world, he cannot justly be accused of
   saying anything false, or anything for which he has insufficient grounds.
   It is only when the theist claims that in asserting the existence of a
   transcendent god he is expressing a genuine proposition that we are
   entitled to disagree with him.

   'Language, Truth, and Logic' (2nd ed., 1946) p. 116

1.123 Pam Ayres 1947-

   Medicinal discovery,
   It moves in mighty leaps,
   It leapt straight past the common cold
   And gave it us for keeps.

   'Oh no, I got a cold'

1.124 Sir Robert Aytoun 1570-1638

   I loved thee once. I'll love no more,
   Thine be the grief, as is the blame;
   Thou art not what thou wast before,
   What reason I should be the same?

   'To an Inconstant Mistress'

1.125 W. E. Aytoun 1813-65

   'He is coming! he is coming!'
   Like a bridegroom from his room,
   Came the hero from his prison
   To the scaffold and the doom.

   'The Execution of Montrose' st. 14

   The grim Geneva ministers
   With anxious scowl drew near,
   As you have seen the ravens flock
   Around the dying deer.

   'The Execution of Montrose' st. 17

   They bore within their breasts the grief
   That fame can never heal--
   The deep, unutterable woe
   Which none save exiles feel.

   'The Island of the Scots' st. 12

   The earth is all the home I have,
   The heavens my wide roof-tree.

   'The Wandering Jew' l. 49

2.0 B

2.1 Charles Babbage 1792-1871

   Every moment dies a man,
   Every moment 1-1/16 is born.

   Parody of Tennyson's 'Vision of Sin' in an unpublished letter to the poet.
   'New Scientist' 4 December 1958, p. 1428.

2.2 Francis Bacon (Baron Verulam and Viscount St Albans) 1561-1626

   For all knowledge and wonder (which is the seed of knowledge) is an
   impression of pleasure in itself.

   'The Advancement of Learning' (1605) bk. 1, ch. 1, sect. 3

   So let great authors have their due, as time, which is the author of
   authors, be not deprived of his due, which is further and further to
   discover truth.

   'The Advancement of Learning' (1605) bk. 1, ch. 4, sect. 12

   If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he
   will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.

   'The Advancement of Learning' (1605) bk. 1, ch. 5, sect. 8

   [Knowledge is] a rich storehouse for the glory of the Creator and the
   relief of man's estate.

   'The Advancement of Learning' (1605) bk. 1, ch. 5, sect. 11

   Antiquities are history defaced, or some remnants of history which have
   casually escaped the shipwreck of time.

   'The Advancement of Learning' (1605) bk. 2, ch. 2, sect. 1

   Poesy was ever thought to have some participation of divineness, because
   it doth raise and erect the mind, by submitting the shows of things to the
   desires of the mind; whereas reason doth buckle and bow the mind unto the
   nature of things.

   'The Advancement of Learning' (1605) bk. 2, ch. 4, sect. 2

   The knowledge of man is as the waters, some descending from above, and
   some springing from beneath; the one informed by the light of nature, the
   other inspired by divine revelation.

   'The Advancement of Learning' (1605) bk. 2, ch. 5, sect. 1

   They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see
   nothing but sea.

   'The Advancement of Learning' (1605) bk. 2, ch. 7, sect. 5

   Words are the tokens current and accepted for conceits, as moneys are for

   'The Advancement of Learning' (1605) bk. 2, ch. 16, sect. 3

   A dance is a measured pace, as a verse is a measured speech.

   'The Advancement of Learning' (1605) bk. 2, ch. 16, sect. 5

   But men must know, that in this theatre of man's life it is reserved only
   for God and angels to be lookers on.

   'The Advancement of Learning' (1605) bk. 2, ch. 20, sect. 8

   Did not one of the fathers in great indignation call poesy vinum daemonum?

   'The Advancement of Learning' (1605) bk. 2, ch. 22, sect. 13

   All good moral philosophy is but an handmaid to religion.

   'The Advancement of Learning' (1605) bk. 2, ch. 22, sect. 14

   It is in life as it is in ways, the shortest way is commonly the foulest,
   and surely the fairer way is not much about.

   'The Advancement of Learning' (1605) bk. 2, ch. 23, sect. 45

   That all things are changed, and that nothing really perishes, and that
   the sum of matter remains exactly the same, is sufficiently certain.

   'Cogitationes de Natura Rerum' Cogitatio 5 in J. Spedding (ed.)  'The
   Works of Francis Bacon' vol. 3 (1857) p. 22 (Latin) and vol. 5 (1858)
   p. 426 (English translation)

   Riches are a good handmaid, but the worst mistress.

   'De Dignitate et Augmentis Scientiarum' (1640 ed., translated by Gilbert
   Watts) I, vi, 3. Antitheta, 6

   Antiquitas saeculi juventus mundi.

   Ancient times were the youth of the world.

   'De Dignitate et Augmentis Scientiarum' (1640 ed., translated by Gilbert
   Watts) I, vii, 81

   No terms of moderation takes place with the vulgar.

   'De Dignitate et Augmentis Scientiarum' (1640 ed., translated by Gilbert
   Watts) I, vii, 30

   Silence is the virtue of fools.

   'De Dignitate et Augmentis Scientiarum' (1640 ed., translated by Gilbert
   Watts) I, vii, 31

   I hold every man a debtor to his profession.

   'The Elements of the Common Law' (1596) preface

   Why should a man be in love with his fetters, though of gold?

   'Essay of Death' in The Remaines of...Lord Verulam (1648)

   He is the fountain of honour.

   'An Essay of a King' (1642); attribution doubtful

   Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament, adversity is the blessing
   of the New.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Adversity'

   The pencil of the Holy Ghost hath laboured more in describing the
   afflictions of Job than the felicities of Solomon.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Adversity'

   Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; and adversity is not
   without comforts and hopes.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Adversity'

   Prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Adversity'

   I had rather believe all the fables in the legend, and the Talmud, and the
   Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without a mind.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Atheism'

   A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in
   philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Atheism'

   They that deny a God destroy man's nobility; for certainly man is of kin
   to the beasts by his body; and, if he be not of kin to God by his spirit,
   he is a base and ignoble creature.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Atheism'

   Virtue is like a rich stone, best plain set.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Beauty'

   That is the best part of beauty, which a picture cannot express.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Beauty'

   There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Beauty'

   He said it that knew it best.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Boldness' (referring to Demosthenes)

   In civil business; what first? boldness; what second and third? boldness:
   and yet boldness is a child of ignorance and baseness.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Boldness'.

   Boldness is an ill keeper of promise.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Boldness'

   Houses are built to live in and not to look on; therefore let use be
   preferred before uniformity, except where both may be had.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Building'

   Light gains make heavy purses.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Ceremonies and Respects'

   He that is too much in anything, so that he giveth another occasion of
   satiety, maketh himself cheap.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Ceremonies and Respects'

   Books will speak plain when counsellors blanch.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Counsel'

   There be that can pack the cards and yet cannot play well; so there are
   some that are good in canvasses and factions, that are otherwise weak men.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Cunning'

   In things that are tender and unpleasing, it is good to break the ice by
   some whose words are of less weight, and to reserve the more weighty voice
   to come in as by chance.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Cunning'

   I knew one that when he wrote a letter he would put that which was most
   material in the postscript, as if it had been a bymatter.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Cunning'

   Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Cunning'

   Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural
   fear in children is increased with tales, so is the other.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Death'

   There is no passion in the mind of man so weak, but it mates and masters
   the fear of death.  And therefore death is no such terrible enemy, when a
   man hath so many attendants about him that can win the combat of him.
   Revenge triumphs over death; love slights it; honour aspireth to it; grief
   flieth to it.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Death'

   It is as natural to die as to be born; and to a little infant, perhaps,
   the one is as painful as the other.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Death'

   Above all, believe it, the sweetest canticle is Nunc dimittis, when a man
   hath obtained worthy ends and expectations. Death hath this also, that it
   openeth the gate to good fame, and extinguisheth envy.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Death'

   If you dissemble sometimes your knowledge of that you are thought to know,
   you shall be thought, another time, to know that you know not.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Discourse'

   I knew a wise man that had it for a by-word, when he saw men hasten to a
   conclusion. 'Stay a little, that we may make an end the sooner.'

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Dispatch'

   To choose time is to save time.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Dispatch'

   Riches are for spending.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Expense'

   A man ought warily to begin charges which once begun will continue.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Expense'

   There is little friendship in the world, and least of all between equals.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Followers and Friends'

   Chiefly the mould of a man's fortune is in his own hands.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Fortune'

   If a man look sharply, and attentively, he shall see Fortune: for though
   she be blind, yet she is not invisible.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Fortune'

   It had been hard for him that spake it to have put more truth and untruth
   together, in a few words, than in that speech: 'Whosoever is delighted in
   solitude is either a wild beast, or a god.'

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Friendship'.

   A crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures, and talk
   but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Friendship'

   It redoubleth joys, and cutteth griefs in halves.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Friendship'

   As if you would call a physician, that is thought good for the cure of the
   disease you complain of but is unacquainted with your body, and therefore
   may put you in the way for a present cure but overthroweth your health in
   some other kind; and so cure the disease and kill the patient.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Friendship'

   God Almighty first planted a garden; and, indeed, it is the purest of
   human pleasures.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Gardens'

   The inclination to goodness is imprinted deeply in the nature of man:
   insomuch, that if it issue not towards men, it will take unto other living

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Goodness, and Goodness of Nature'

   If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen
   of the world.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Goodness, and Goodness of Nature'

   Men in great place are thrice servants: servants of the sovereign or
   state, servants of fame, and servants of business.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Great Place'

   It is a strange desire to seek power and to lose liberty.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Great Place'

   The rising unto place is laborious, and by pains men come to greater
   pains; and it is sometimes base, and by indignities men come to dignities.
   The standing is slippery, and the regress is either a downfall, or at
   least an eclipse.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Great Place'

   Severity breedeth fear, but roughness breedeth hate. Even reproofs from
   authority ought to be grave, and not taunting.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Great Place'

   All rising to great place is by a winding stair.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Great Place'

   As the births of living creatures at first are ill-shapen, so are all
   innovations, which are the births of time.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Innovations'

   He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the
   greatest innovator.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Innovations'

   The speaking in a perpetual hyperbole is comely in nothing but in love.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Love'

   It has been well said that 'the arch-flatterer with whom all the petty
   flatterers have intelligence is a man's self.'

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Love'

   He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune; for they
   are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Marriage and the Single Life'.

   A single life doth well with churchmen, for charity will hardly water the
   ground where it must first fill a pool.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Marriage and the Single Life'

   Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Marriage and the Single Life'

   He was reputed one of the wise men that made answer to the question when a
   man should marry?  'A young man not yet, an elder man not at all.'

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Marriage and the Single Life'.

   Nature is often hidden, sometimes overcome, seldom extinguished.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Nature in Men'

   It is generally better to deal by speech than by letter.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Negotiating'

   New nobility is but the act of power, but ancient nobility is the act of

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Nobility'

   Nobility of birth commonly abateth industry.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Nobility'

   The joys of parents are secret, and so are their griefs and fears.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Parents and Children'

   Children sweeten labours, but they make misfortunes more bitter.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Parents and Children'

   Fame is like a river, that beareth up things light and swollen, and drowns
   things weighty and solid.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Praise'

   Age will not be defied.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Regimen of Health'

   Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more man's nature runs to,
   the more ought law to weed it out.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Revenge'

   A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Revenge'

   Defer not charities till death; for certainly, if a man weigh it rightly,
   he that doth so is rather liberal of another man's than of his own.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Riches'

   The four pillars of government...(which are religion, justice, counsel,
   and treasure).

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Seditions and Troubles'

   The surest way to prevent seditions (if the times do bear it) is to take
   away the matter of them.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Seditions and Troubles'

   Money is like muck, not good except it be spread.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Seditions and Troubles'

   The remedy is worse than the disease.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Seditions and Troubles'

   The French are wiser than they seem, and the Spaniards seem wiser than
   they are.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Seeming Wise'

   Studies serve for delight, for ornament, and for ability.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Studies'

   To spend too much time in studies is sloth.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Studies'

   They perfect nature and are perfected by experience.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Studies'

   Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted,
   nor to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Studies'

   Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be
   chewed and digested; that is, some books are to be read only in parts;
   others to be read but not curiously; and some few to be read wholly, and
   with diligence and attention. Some books also may be read by deputy, and
   extracts made of them by others.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Studies'

   Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Studies'

   Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtile; natural
   philosophy, deep; moral, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Studies'

   There is a superstition in avoiding superstition.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Superstition'

   Suspicions amongst thoughts are like bats amongst birds, they ever fly by

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Suspicion'

   There is nothing makes a man suspect much, more than to know little.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Suspicion'

   Neither is money the sinews of war (as it is trivially said).

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of the True Greatness of Kingdoms'.

   Neither will it be, that a people overlaid with taxes should ever become
   valiant and martial.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of the True Greatness of Kingdoms'

   Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part
   of experience.  He that travelleth into a country before he hath some
   entrance into the language, goeth to school, and not to travel.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Travel'

   What is truth? said jesting Pilate; and would not stay for an answer.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Truth'.

   A mixture of a lie doth ever add pleasure.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Truth'

   It is not the lie that passeth through the mind, but the lie that sinketh
   in, and settleth in it, that doth the hurt.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Truth'

   The inquiry of truth, which is the love-making, or wooing of it, the
   knowledge of truth, which is the presence of it, and the belief of truth,
   which is the enjoying of it, is the sovereign good of human nature.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Truth'

   All colours will agree in the dark.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Unity in Religion'

   It was prettily devised of Aesop, 'The fly sat upon the axletree of the
   chariot-wheel and said, what a dust do I raise.'

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Vain-Glory'

   In the youth of a state arms do flourish; in the middle age of a state,
   learning; and then both of them together for a time; in the declining age
   of a state, mechanical arts and merchandise.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Vicissitude of Things'

   Be so true to thyself as thou be not false to others.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Wisdom for a Man's Self'.

   It is the nature of extreme self-lovers, as they will set a house on fire,
   and it were but to roast their eggs.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Wisdom for a Man's Self'

   It is the wisdom of the crocodiles, that shed tears when they would

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Wisdom for a Man's Self'

   Young men are fitter to invent than to judge, fitter for execution than
   for counsel, and fitter for new projects than for settled business.

   'Essays' (1625) 'Of Youth and Age'

   For they thought generally that he was a Prince as ordained, and sent down
   from heaven to unite and put to an end the long dissensions of the two
   houses; which although they had had, in the times of Henry the Fourth,
   Henry the Fifth, and a part of Henry the Sixth on the one side, and the
   times of Edward the Fourth on the other, lucid intervals and happy pauses;
   yet they did ever hang over the kingdom, ready to break forth into new
   perturbations and calamities.

   'History of King Henry VII' (1622) para. 3 in J. Spedding (ed.)  'The
   Works of Francis Bacon' vol. 6 (1858) p. 32

   I have rather studied books than men.

   'A Letter of Advice...to the Duke of Buckingham, When he became Favourite
   to King James' (1661)

   I have taken all knowledge to be my province.

   'To My Lord Treasurer Burghley' (1592) in J. Spedding (ed.)  'The Letters
   and Life of Francis Bacon' vol. 1 (1861) p. 109

   Opportunity makes a thief.

   'A Letter of Advice to the Earl of Essex...' (1598) in J. Spedding (ed.)
   'The Letters and Life of Francis Bacon' vol. 2 (1862) p. 99

   Universities incline wits to sophistry and affectation.

   'Valerius Terminus of the Interpretation of Nature' ch. 26 in 'Letters and
   Remains of the Lord Chancellor Bacon' (collected by Robert Stephens, 1734)
   p. 450

   Nam et ipsa scientia potestas est.

   Knowledge itself is power.

   'Meditationes Sacrae' (1597) 'Of Heresies'

   I would live to study, and not study to live.

   'Memorial of Access'

   God's first Creature, which was Light.

   'New Atlantis' (1627)

   The end of our foundation is the knowledge of causes, and secret motions
   of things; and the enlarging of the bounds of human Empire, to the
   effecting of all things possible.

   'New Atlantis' (1627)

   Quod enim mavult homo verum esse, id potius credit.

   For what a man would like to be true, that he more readily believes.

   'Novum Organum' (1620) bk. 1, Aphorism 49 (translated by J. Spedding).

   Magna ista scientiarum mater.

   That great mother of sciences.

   'Novum Organum' (1620) bk. 1, Aphorism 80 (translated by J. Spedding) on
   natural philosophy

   Vim et virtutem et consequentias rerum inventarum notare juvat; quae non
   in aliis manifestius occurrunt, quam in illis tribus quae antiquis
   incognitae, et quarum primordia, licet recentia, obscura et ingloria sunt:
   Artis nimirum Imprimendi, Pulveris Tormentarii, et Acus Nauticae.  Haec
   enim tria rerum faciem et statum in orbe terrarum mutaverunt.

   It is well to observe the force and virtue and consequence of discoveries,
   and these are to be seen nowhere more conspicuously than in those three
   which were unknown to the ancients, and of which the origin, though
   recent, is obscure and inglorious; namely, printing, gunpowder and the
   magnet [Mariner's Needle]. For these three have changed the whole face and
   state of things throughout the world.

   'Novum Organum' (1620) bk. 1, Aphorism 129 (translated by J. Spedding).

   Naturae enim non imperatur, nisi parendo.

   Nature cannot be ordered about, except by obeying her.

   'Novum Organum' (1620) bk. 1, Aphorism 129 (translated by J. Spedding)

   Books must follow sciences, and not sciences books.

   'Resuscitatio' (1657) 'Proposition touching Amendment of Laws'

   Wise nature did never put her precious jewels into a garret four stories
   high: and therefore...exceeding tall men had ever very empty heads.

   J. Spedding (ed.)  'The Works of Francis Bacon' vol. 7 (1859) 'Additional
   Apophthegms' no. 17

   Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.

   J. Spedding (ed.)  'The Works of Francis Bacon' vol. 7 (1859) 'Apophthegms
   contained in Resuscitatio' no. 36

   The world's a bubble; and the life of man
   Less than a span.

   'The World' (1629)

   Who then to frail mortality shall trust,
   But limns the water, or but writes in dust.

   'The World' (1629)

   What is it then to have or have no wife,
   But single thraldom, or a double strife?

   'The World' (1629)

   What then remains, but that we still should cry,
   Not to be born, or being born, to die?

   'The World' (1629)

2.3 Robert Baden-Powell (Baron Baden-Powell) 1857-1941

   The scouts' motto is founded on my initials, it is: be prepared, which
   means, you are always to be in a state of readiness in mind and body to do
   your duty.

   'Scouting for Boys' (1908) pt. 1

2.4 Karl Baedeker 1801-59

   Oxford is on the whole more attractive than Cambridge to the ordinary
   visitor; and the traveller is therefore recommended to visit Cambridge
   first, or to omit it altogether if he cannot visit both.

   'Great Britain' (1887) Route 30 'From London to Oxford'

   The traveller need have no scruple in limiting his donations to the
   smallest possible sums, as liberality frequently becomes a source of
   annoyance and embarrassment.

   'Northern Italy' (1895) 'Gratuities'

   passports. On arrival at a Syrian port the traveller's passport is
   sometimes asked for, but an ordinary visiting-card will answer the purpose
   equally well.

   'Palestine and Syria' (1876) 'Passports and Custom House'

2.5 Joan Baez 1941-

   The only thing that's been a worse flop than the organization of
   non-violence has been the organization of violence.

   'Daybreak' (1970) 'What Would You Do If?'.

2.6 Walter Bagehot 1826-77

   A constitutional statesman is in general a man of common opinion and
   uncommon abilities.

   'Biographical Studies' (1881) 'The Character of Sir Robert Peel'

   He believes, with all his heart and soul and strength, that there is such
   a thing as truth; he has the soul of a martyr with the intellect of an

   'Biographical Studies' (1881) 'Mr Gladstone'

   The mystic reverence, the religious allegiance, which are essential to a
   true monarchy, are imaginative sentiments that no legislature can
   manufacture in any people.

   'The English Constitution' (1867) 'The Cabinet'

   In such constitutions [as England's] there are two parts...first, those
   which excite and preserve the reverence of the population--the dignified
   parts...and next, the efficient parts--those by which it, in fact, works
   and rules.

   'The English Constitution' (1867) 'The Cabinet'

   No orator ever made an impression by appealing to men as to their plainest
   physical wants, except when he could allege that those wants were caused
   by some one's tyranny.

   'The English Constitution' (1867) 'The Cabinet'

   The Crown is according to the saying, the 'fountain of honour'; but the
   Treasury is the spring of business.

   'The English Constitution' (1867) 'The Cabinet'.

   A cabinet is a combining committee--a hyphen which joins, a buckle which
   fastens, the legislative part of the state to the executive part of the

   'The English Constitution' (1867) 'The Cabinet'

   It has been said that England invented the phrase, 'Her Majesty's
   Opposition'; that it was the first government which made a criticism of
   administration as much a part of the polity as administration itself. This
   critical opposition is the consequence of cabinet government.

   'The English Constitution' (1867) 'The Cabinet'

   The Times has made many ministries.

   'The English Constitution' (1867) 'The Cabinet'

   The great qualities, the imperious will, the rapid energy, the eager
   nature fit for a great crisis are not required--are impediments--in common
   times. A Lord Liverpool is better in everyday politics than a Chatham--a
   Louis Philippe far better than a Napoleon.

   'The English Constitution' (1867) 'The Cabinet'

   The soldier--that is, the great soldier--of to-day is not a romantic
   animal, dashing at forlorn hopes, animated by frantic sentiment, full of
   fancies as to a love-lady or a sovereign; but a quiet, grave man, busied
   in charts, exact in sums, master of the art of tactics, occupied in
   trivial detail; thinking, as the Duke of Wellington was said to do, most
   of the shoes of his soldiers; despising all manner of ‚clat and eloquence;
   perhaps, like Count Moltke, 'silent in seven languages'.

   'The English Constitution' (1867) 'Checks and Balances'

   The order of nobility is of great use, too, not only in what it creates,
   but in what it prevents. It prevents the rule of wealth--the religion of
   gold. This is the obvious and natural idol of the Anglo-Saxon.

   'The English Constitution' (1867) 'The House of Lords'

   A severe though not unfriendly critic of our institutions said that 'the
   cure for admiring the House of Lords was to go and look at it.'

   'The English Constitution' (1867) 'The House of Lords'

   Nations touch at their summits.

   'The English Constitution' (1867) 'The House of Lords'

   The best reason why Monarchy is a strong government is, that it is an
   intelligible government. The mass of mankind understand it, and they
   hardly anywhere in the world understand any other.

   'The English Constitution' (1867) 'The Monarchy'

   The characteristic of the English Monarchy is that it retains the feelings
   by which the heroic kings governed their rude age, and has added the
   feelings by which the constitutions of later Greece ruled in more refined

   'The English Constitution' (1867) 'The Monarchy'

   Women--one half the human race at least--care fifty times more for a
   marriage than a ministry.

   'The English Constitution' (1867) 'The Monarchy'

   Royalty is a government in which the attention of the nation is
   concentrated on one person doing interesting actions. A Republic is a
   government in which that attention is divided between many, who are all
   doing uninteresting actions. Accordingly, so long as the human heart is
   strong and the human reason weak, Royalty will be strong because it
   appeals to diffused feeling, and Republics weak because they appeal to the

   'The English Constitution' (1867) 'The Monarchy'

   Throughout the greater part of his life George III was a kind of
   'consecrated obstruction'.

   'The English Constitution' (1867) 'The Monarchy'

   The Sovereign has, under a constitutional monarchy such as ours, three
   rights--the right to be consulted, the right to encourage, the right to

   'The English Constitution' (1867) 'The Monarchy (continued)'

   No real English gentleman, in his secret soul, was ever sorry for the
   death of a political economist.

   'Estimates of some Englishmen and Scotchmen' (1858) 'The First Edinburgh

   Writers, like teeth, are divided into incisors and grinders.

   'Estimates of some Englishmen and Scotchmen' (1858) 'The First Edinburgh

   To a great experience one thing is essential, an experiencing nature.

   'Estimates of some Englishmen and Scotchmen' (1858) 'Shakespeare--the

   One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea.

   'Physics and Politics' (1872) 'The Age of Discussion'

   The most melancholy of human reflections, perhaps, is that, on the whole,
   it is a question whether the benevolence of mankind does most good or

   'Physics and Politics' (1872) 'The Age of Discussion'

   He describes London like a special correspondent for posterity.

   'National Review' 7 October 1858 'Charles Dickens'

   Wordsworth, Tennyson and Browning; or, pure, ornate, and grotesque art in
   English poetry.

   'The National Review' November 1864: essay title

2.7 Philip James Bailey 1816-1902

   We should count time by heart-throbs.

   'Festus' (1839) sc. 5

   America, thou half-brother of the world;
   With something good and bad of every land.

   'Festus' (1839) sc. 10

2.8 Bruce Bairnsfather 1888-1959

   Well, if you knows of a better 'ole, go to it.

   'Fragments from France' (1915) p. 1

2.9 Hylda Baker 1908-86

   She knows, you know!

   Catch-phrase for her friend Cynthia; later used as title of her BBC radio
   comedy series, from 10 July 1956

2.10 Michael Bakunin 1814-76

   Die Lust der Zerst”rung ist zugleich eine schaffende Lust!

   The urge for destruction is also a creative urge!

   'Jahrbuch fЃr Wissenschaft und Kunst' (1842) 'Die Reaktion in Deutschland'
   (under the pseudonym 'Jules Elysard')

   We wish, in a word, equality--equality in fact as corollary, or rather, as
   primordial condition of liberty. From each according to his faculties, to
   each according to his needs; that is what we wish sincerely and

   Declaration signed by forty-seven anarchists on trial after the failure of
   their uprising at Lyons in 1870, in J. Morrison Davidson 'The Old and the
   New' (1890).

2.11 James Baldwin 1924-87

   Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they
   have never failed to imitate them. They must, they have no other models.

   'Nobody Knows My Name' (1961) 'Fifth Avenue, Uptown: a letter from Harlem'

   Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive
   it is to be poor.

   'Nobody Knows My Name' (1961) 'Fifth Avenue, Uptown: a letter from Harlem'

   Freedom is not something that anybody can be given; freedom is something
   people take and people are as free as they want to be.

   'Nobody Knows My Name' (1961) 'Notes for a Hypothetical Novel'

   If the concept of God has any validity or any use, it can only be to make
   us larger, freer, and more loving. If God cannot do this, then it is time
   we got rid of Him.

   'New Yorker' 17 November 1962 'Down at the Cross'

   If they take you in the morning, they will be coming for us that night.

   'New York Review of Books' 7 January 1971 'Open Letter to my Sister,
   Angela Davis'

   It comes as a great shock around the age of 5, 6 or 7 to discover that the
   flag to which you have pledged allegiance, along with everybody else, has
   not pledged allegiance to you. It comes as a great shock to see Gary
   Cooper killing off the Indians and, although you are rooting for Gary
   Cooper, that the Indians are you.

   Speech at Cambridge University, 17 February 1965, in 'New York Times
   Magazine' 7 March 1965, p. 32

2.12 Stanley Baldwin (Earl Baldwin of Bewdley) 1867-1947

   A platitude is simply a truth repeated until people get tired of hearing

   'Hansard' 29 May 1924, col. 727

   I think it is well also for the man in the street to realize that there is
   no power on earth that can protect him from being bombed. Whatever people
   may tell him, the bomber will always get through. The only defence is in
   offence, which means that you have to kill more women and children more
   quickly than the enemy if you want to save yourselves.

   'Hansard' 10 November 1932, col. 632

   Since the day of the air, the old frontiers are gone. When you think of
   the defence of England you no longer think of the chalk cliffs of Dover;
   you think of the Rhine. That is where our frontier lies.

   'Hansard' 30 July 1934, col. 2339

   I shall be but a short time tonight. I have seldom spoken with greater
   regret, for my lips are not yet unsealed. Were these troubles over I would
   make a case, and I guarantee that not a man would go into the lobby
   against us.

   'Hansard' 10 December 1935, col. 856, on the Abyssinian crisis (usually
   quoted: 'My lips are sealed')

   Do not run up your nose dead against the Pope or the NUM!

   In Lord Butler 'The Art of Memory' (1982) 'Iain Macleod'.

   They [parliament] are a lot of hard-faced men who look as if they had done
   very well out of the war.

   In J. M. Keynes 'Economic Consequences of the Peace' (1919) ch. 5

   There are three classes which need sanctuary more than others--birds, wild
   flowers, and Prime Ministers.

   In 'Observer' 24 May 1925

   The intelligent are to the intelligentsia what a gentleman is to a gent.

   In G. M. Young 'Stanley Baldwin' (1952) ch. 13

2.13 Arthur James Balfour (First Earl of Balfour) 1848-1930

   'Christianity, of course...but why journalism?'

   Replying to Frank Harris, who had claimed that 'all the faults of the age
   come from Christianity and journalism', in Margot Asquith 'Autobiography'
   (1920) vol. 1, ch. 10

   [Our] whole political machinery pre-supposes a people so fundamentally at
   one that they can safely afford to bicker.

   In Walter Bagehot 'The English Constitution' (World Classics ed., 1928)

   I thought he was a young man of promise, but it appears he is a young man
   of promises.

   Describing Churchill, in Winston Churchill 'My Early Life' (1930) ch. 17

   It is unfortunate, considering that enthusiasm moves the world, that so
   few enthusiasts can be trusted to speak the truth.

   Letter to Mrs Drew, 19 May 1891, in L. March-Phillips and B. Christian
   (eds.)  'Some Hawarden Letters' (1917) ch. 7

2.14 Ballads

   There was a youth, and a well-beloved youth,
   And he was an esquire's son,
   He loved the bailiff's daughter dear,
   That lived in Islington.

   'The Bailiff's Daughter of Islington'

   All in the merry month of May,
   When green buds they were swellin',
   Young Jemmy Grove on his death-bed lay,
   For love of Barbara Allen.

   'Barbara Allen's Cruelty'

   'O mother, mother, make my bed,
   O make it saft and narrow:
   My love has died for me to-day,
   I'll die for him to-morrow.'

   'Barbara Allen's Cruelty'

   It fell about the Lammastide,
   When the muir-men win their hay,
   The doughty Douglas bound him to ride
   Into England, to drive a prey.

   'Battle of Otterburn' (win harvest)

   Ye Highlands and ye Lawlands,
   O where hae ye been?
   They hae slain the Earl of Murray,
   And hae laid him on the green.

   'The Bonny Earl of Murray'

   He was a braw gallant,
   And he play'd at the gluve;
   And the bonny Earl of Murray,
   O he was the Queen's luve!

   O lang will his Lady
   Look owre the Castle Downe,
   Ere she see the Earl of Murray
   Come sounding through the town!

   'The Bonny Earl of Murray'

   Is there any room at your head, Sanders?
   Is there any room at your feet?
   Or any room at your twa sides,
   Where fain, fain I would sleep?

   There is na room at my head, Margaret,
   There is na room at my feet;
   My bed it is the cold, cold grave;
   Among the hungry worms I sleep.

   'Clerk Sanders'

   She hadna sail'd a league, a league,
   A league but barely three,
   Till grim, grim grew his countenance
   And gurly grew the sea.

   'The Daemon Lover'

   'What hills are yon, yon pleasant hills,
   The sun shines sweetly on?'--
   'O yon are the hills o' Heaven,' he said,
   'Where you will never won.'

   'The Daemon Lover'

   'Let me have length and breadth enough,
   And under my head a sod;
   That they may say when I am dead,
   --Here lies bold Robin Hood!'

   'The Death of Robin Hood'

   There were three lords drinking at the wine
   On the dowie dens o' Yarrow;
   They made a compact them between
   They would go fight tomorrow.

   'Dowie Dens of Yarrow' (dowie melancholy; den river valley)

   O well's me o' my gay goss-hawk,
   That he can speak and flee!
   He'll carry a letter to my love,
   Bring another back to me.

   'The Gay Goss Hawk'

   I am a man upon the land,
   I am a selkie in the sea;
   When I am far and far from land,
   My home it is the Sule Skerry.

   'The Great Selkie of Sule Skerry' (selkie seal)

   A ship I have got in the North Country
   And she goes by the name of the Golden Vanity,
   O I fear she will be taken by a Spanish Ga-la-lee,
   As she sails by the Low-lands low.

   'The Golden Vanity'

   He bored with his augur, he bored once and twice,
   And some were playing cards, and some were playing dice,
   When the water flowed in it dazzled their eyes,
   And she sank by the Low-lands low.

   'The Golden Vanity'

   I wish I were where Helen lies,
   Night and day on me she cries;
   O that I were where Helen lies,
   On fair Kirkconnell lea!

   Curst be the heart that thought the thought,
   And curst the hand that fired the shot,
   When in my arms burd Helen dropt,
   And died to succour me!

   'Helen of Kirconnell'

   Blair Atholl's mine, Jeanie,
   Little Dunkeld is mine, lassie,
   St Johnston's bower, and Huntingtower,
   And all that's mine is thine, lassie.

   'Huntingtower' (St Johnston Perth)

   Where are your eyes that looked so mild
   When my poor heart you first beguiled?
   Why did you run from me and the child?
   Och, Johnny, I hardly knew ye!

   'Johnny, I hardly knew Ye'

   I was but seven years auld
   When my mither she did die;
   My father married the ae warst woman
   The warld did ever see.

   For she has made me the laily worm
   That lies at the fit o' the tree
   And my sister Masery she's made
   The machrel of the sea.

   An' evry Saturday at noon
   The machrel comes to me
   An' she takes my laily head
   An' lays it on her knee;
   An' she kaims it wi' a siller kaim
   An' washes 't in the sea.

   'The Laily Worm and the Machrel' (laily worm loathsome serpent)

   'What gat ye to your dinner, Lord Randal, my Son?
   What gat ye to your dinner, my handsome young man?'
   'I gat eels boil'd in broo'; mother, make my bed soon,
   For I'm weary wi' hunting, and fain wald lie down.'

   'Lord Randal'

   This ae nighte, this ae nighte,
   --Every nighte and alle,
   Fire and fleet and candle-lighte,
   And Christe receive thy saule.

   'Lyke-Wake Dirge' (fleet floor; other readings of fleet are sleet and

   From Brig o' Dread when thou may'st pass,
   --Every nighte and alle,
   To Purgatory fire thou com'st at last;
   And Christe receive thy saule.

   If ever thou gavest meat or drink,
   --Every nighte and alle,
   The fire sall never make thee shrink
   And Christe receive thy saule.

   'Lyke-Wake Dirge'

   When captains courageous whom death could not daunt,
   Did march to the siege of the city of Gaunt,
   They mustered their soldiers by two and by three,
   And the foremost in battle was Mary Ambree.

   'Mary Ambree'

   For in my mind, of all mankind
   I love but you alone.

   'The Nut Brown Maid'

   For I must to the greenwood go
   Alone, a banished man.

   'The Nut Brown Maid'

   Marie Hamilton's to the kirk gane
   Wi' ribbons on her breast;
   The King thought mair o' Marie Hamilton
   Than he listen'd to the priest.

   'The Queen's Maries'

   Yestreen the Queen had four Maries,
   The night she'll hae but three;
   There was Marie Seaton, and Marie Beaton,
   And Marie Carmichael, and me.

   'The Queen's Maries'

   'O what is longer than the wave?
   And what is deeper than the sea?

   What is greener than the grass?
   And what is more wicked than a woman once was?...'

   'Love is longer than the wave,
   And hell is deeper than the sea.

   Envy's greener than the grass,
   And the de'il more wicked than a woman e'er was.'

   As soon as she the fiend did name,
   He flew awa' in a bleezing flame.

   'Riddles Wisely Expounded'

   There are twelve months in all the year,
   As I hear many men say,
   But the merriest month in all the year
   Is the merry month of May.

   'Robin Hood and the Widow's Three Sons'

   Fight on, my men, sayes Sir Andrew Bartton,
   I am hurt but I am not slain;
   Ile lay mee downe and bleed a while
   And then Ile rise and fight againe.

   'Sir Andrew Bartton'

   The king sits in Dunfermline town
   Drinking the blude-red wine.

   'Sir Patrick Spens'

   'To Noroway, to Noroway,
   To Noroway o'er the faem;
   The king's daughter o' Noroway,
   'Tis thou must bring her hame.'

   The first word that Sir Patrick read
   So loud, loud laughed he;
   The neist word that Sir Patrick read
   The tear blinded his e'e.

   'Sir Patrick Spens'

   'I saw the new moon late yestreen
   Wi' the auld moon in her arm;
   And if we gang to sea master,
   I fear we'll come to harm.'

   'Sir Patrick Spens'

   Go fetch a web o' the silken claith,
   Another o' the twine,
   And wap them into our ship's side,
   And let nae the sea come in.

   'Sir Patrick Spens' (wap wrap)

   O laith, laith were our gude Scots lords
   To wat their cork-heel'd shoon;
   But lang or a' the play was play'd
   They wat their hats aboon.

   'Sir Patrick Spens'

   O lang, lang may the ladies sit,
   Wi' their fans into their hand,
   Before they see Sir Patrick Spens
   Come sailing to the strand!

   And lang, lang may the maidens sit
   Wi' their gowd kames in their hair,
   A-waiting for their ain dear loves!
   For them they'll see nae mair.

   Half-owre, half-owre to Aberdour,
   'Tis fifty fathoms deep;
   And there lies good Sir Patrick Spens,
   Wi' the Scots lords at his feet!

   'Sir Patrick Spens'

   And she has kilted her green kirtle
   A little abune her knee;
   And she has braided her yellow hair
   A little abune her bree.

   'Tam Lin' st. 5

   'But what I ken this night, Tam Lin,
   Gin I had kent yestreen,
   I wad ta'en out thy heart o' flesh,
   And put in a heart o' stane.'

   'Tam Lin' st. 50

   She's mounted on her milk-white steed,
   She's ta'en true Thomas up behind.

   'Thomas the Rhymer' st. 8

   'And see ye not yon braid, braid road,
   That lies across the lily leven?
   That is the Path of Wickedness,
   Though some call it the Road to Heaven.'

   'Thomas the Rhymer' st. 12

   It was mirk, mirk night, there was nae starlight,
   They waded thro' red blude to the knee;
   For a' the blude that's shed on the earth
   Rins through the springs o' that countrie.

   'Thomas the Rhymer' st. 16

   There were three ravens sat on a tree,
   They were as black as they might be.
   The one of them said to his make,
   'Where shall we our breakfast take?'

   'The Three Ravens'

   God send every gentleman
   Such hounds, such hawks, and such leman.

   'The Three Ravens'

   As I was walking all alane,
   I heard twa corbies making a mane:
   The tane unto the tither did say,
   'Where sall we gang and dine the day?'

   '--In behint yon auld fail dyke
   I wot there lies a new- slain knight;
   And naebody kens that he lies there
   But his hawk, his hound, and his lady fair.

   'His hound is to the hunting gane,
   His hawk to fetch the wild-fowl hame,
   His lady's ta'en anither mate,
   So we may make our dinner sweet.

   'Ye'll sit on his white hause-bane,
   And I'll pike out his bonny blue e'en:
   Wi' ae lock o' his gowden hair
   We'll theek our nest when it grows bare.'

   'The Twa Corbies' (corbies ravens, fail turf, hause neck, theek thatch)

   'The wind doth blow to-day, my love,
   And a few small drops of rain;
   I never had but one true love;
   In cold grave she was lain.

   'I'll do as much for my true-love
   As any young man may;
   I'll sit and mourn all at her grave
   For a twelvemonth and a day.'

   'The Unquiet Grave'

   O waly, waly, up the bank,
   And waly, waly, doun the brae,
   And waly, waly, yon burn-side,
   Where I and my Love wont to gae!

   I lean'd my back unto an aik,
   I thocht it was a trustie tree;
   But first it bow'd and syne it brake--
   Sae my true love did lichtlie me.

   O waly, waly, gin love be bonnie
   A little time while it is new!
   But when 'tis auld it waxeth cauld,
   And fades awa' like morning dew.

   'Waly, Waly'

   But had I wist, before I kist,
   That love had been sae ill to win,
   I had lock'd my heart in a case o' gowd,
   And pinn'd it wi' a siller pin.

   And O! if my young babe were born,
   And set upon the nurse's knee;
   And I mysel' were dead and gane,
   And the green grass growing over me!

   'Waly, Waly'

   'Tom Pearse, Tom Pearse, lend me your grey mare,
   All along, down along, out along, lee.
   For I want for to go to Widdicombe Fair,
   Wi' Bill Brewer, Jan Stewer, Peter Gurney, Peter Davey, Dan'l Whiddon,
   Harry Hawk,
   Old Uncle Tom Cobbleigh and all.
   Old Uncle Tom Cobbleigh and all.'

   'Widdicombe Fair'

2.15 Whitney Balliett 1926-

   A critic is a bundle of biases held loosely together by a sense of taste.

   'Dinosaurs in the Morning' (1962) introductory note

   The sound of surprise.

   Title of book on jazz (1959)

2.16 Pierre Balmain 1914-82

   The trick of wearing mink is to look as though you were wearing a cloth
   coat. The trick of wearing a cloth coat is to look as though you are
   wearing mink.

   In 'Observer' 25 December 1955

2.17 George Bancroft 1800-91

   Calvinism [in Switzerland]...established a religion without a prelate, a
   government without a king.

   'History of the United States' (1855 ed.) vol. 3, ch. 6

2.18 Richard Bancroft 1544-1610

   Where Christ erecteth his Church, the devil in the same churchyard will
   have his chapel.

   Sermon at Paul's Cross, 9 February 1588.

2.19 Edward Bangs

   Yankee Doodle came to town
   Riding on a pony;
   Stuck a feather in his cap
   And called it Macaroni.

   'Yankee Doodle'.  Nicholas Smith 'Stories of Great National Songs'

2.20 Tallulah Bankhead 1903-68

   I'm as pure as the driven slush.

   In 'Saturday Evening Post' 12 April 1947 (quoted by Maurice Zolotow)

   There is less in this than meets the eye.

   Describing a revival of Maeterlinck's play Aglavaine and Selysette, in
   Alexander Woollcott 'Shouts and Murmurs' (1922) ch. 4

2.21 Nancy Banks-Smith

   If you have to keep the lavatory door shut by extending your left leg,
   it's modern architecture.

   'Guardian' 20 February 1979

2.22 Th‚odore Faullain de Banville 1823-91

   Jeune homme sans m‚lancolie,
   Blond comme un soleil d'Italie,
   Garde bien ta belle folie.

   Young man untroubled by melancholy, fair as an Italian sun, take good care
   of your fine carelessness.

   'A Adolphe Gaiffe'

   Licences po‚tiques. Il n'y en a pas.

   Poetic licence. There's no such thing.

   'Petit trait‚ de po‚sie fran‡aise' (1872) ch. 4

2.23 Imamu Amiri Baraka (Everett LeRoi Jones) 1934-

   A man is either free or he is not. There cannot be any apprenticeship for

   'Kulchur' Spring 1962 'Tokenism'

   God has been replaced, as he has all over the West, with respectability
   and airconditioning.

   'Midstream' (1963) p. 39

2.24 Anna Laetitia Barbauld 1743-1825

   If e'er thy breast with freedom glowed,
   And spurned a tyrant's chain,
   Let not thy strong oppressive force
   A free-born mouse detain.

   'The Mouse's Petition to Doctor Priestley Found in the Trap where he had
   been confined all Night' l. 9

   Beware, lest in the worm you crush
   A brother's soul you find.

   'The Mouse's Petition' l. 33

   Yes, injured Woman! rise, assert thy right!

   'The Rights of Woman' l. 1

2.25 W. N. P. Barbellion (Bruce Frederick Cummings) 1889-1919

   Give me the man who will surrender the whole world for a moss or a
   caterpillar, and impracticable visions for a simple human delight.  Yes,
   that shall be my practice. I prefer Richard Jefferies to Swedenborg and
   Oscar Wilde to Thomas … Kempis.

   'Enjoying Life and Other Literary Remains' (1919) 'Crying for the Moon'

   Am writing an essay on the life-history of insects and have abandoned the
   idea of writing on 'How Cats Spend their Time'.

   'Journal of a Disappointed Man' (1919) 3 Jan. 1903

   I can remember wondering as a child if I were a young Macaulay or Ruskin
   and secretly deciding that I was. My infant mind even was bitter with
   those who insisted on regarding me as a normal child and not as a prodigy.

   'Journal of a Disappointed Man' (1919) 23 Oct. 1910

2.26 Mary Barber c.1690-1757

   What is it our mammas bewitches
   To plague us little boys with breeches?

   'Written for My Son, and Spoken by Him at His First Putting on Breeches'
   l. 1

   A husband's first praise is a Friend and Protector;
   Then change not these titles for Tyrant and Hector.

   'Conclusion of a Letter to the Revd Mr C--' l. 67

2.27 John Barbour c.1320-95

   Storys to rede ar delitabill,
   Suppos that thai be nocht bot fabill.

   'The Bruce' (1375) bk. 1, l. 1

   A! fredome is a noble thing!
   Fredome mayse man to haiff liking.

   'The Bruce' (1375) bk. 1, l. 225

2.28 Revd R. H. Barham (Richard Harris Barham) 1788-1845

   Though I've always considered Sir Christopher Wren,
   As an architect, one of the greatest of men;
   And, talking of Epitaphs,--much I admire his,
   'Circumspice, si Monumentum requiris';
   Which an erudite Verger translated to me,
   'If you ask for his Monument, Sir-come-spy-see!'

   'The Ingoldsby Legends' (First Series, 1840) 'The Cynotaph'.

   What was to be done?--'twas perfectly plain
   That they could not well hang the man over again;
   What was to be done?--The man was dead!
   Nought could be done--nought could be said;
   So--my Lord Tomnoddy went home to bed!

   'The Ingoldsby Legends' (First Series, 1840) 'Hon. Mr Sucklethumbkin's

   The Jackdaw sat on the Cardinal's chair!
   Bishop, and abbot, and prior were there;
      Many a monk, and many a friar,
      Many a knight, and many a squire,
   With a great many more of lesser degree,--
   In sooth a goodly company;
   And they served the Lord Primate on bended knee.
          Never, I ween,
          Was a prouder seen,
   Read of in books, or dreamt of in dreams,
   Than the Cardinal Lord Archbishop of Rheims!

   'The Ingoldsby Legends' (First Series, 1840) 'The Jackdaw of Rheims'

   And six little Singing-boys,--dear little souls!
   In nice clean faces, and nice white stoles.

   'The Ingoldsby Legends' (First Series, 1840) 'The Jackdaw of Rheims'

   He cursed him in sleeping, that every night
   He should dream of the devil, and wake in a fright.

   'The Ingoldsby Legends' (First Series, 1840) 'The Jackdaw of Rheims'

   Never was heard such a terrible curse!
   But what gave rise
   To no little surprise,
   Nobody seemed one penny the worse!

   'The Ingoldsby Legends' (First Series, 1840) 'The Jackdaw of Rheims'

   Heedless of grammar, they all cried, 'That's him!'

   'The Ingoldsby Legends' (First Series, 1840) 'The Jackdaw of Rheims'

   Here's a corpse in the case with a sad swelled face,
   And a 'Crowner's Quest' is a queer sort of thing!

   'The Ingoldsby Legends' (First Series, 1840) 'A Lay of St Gengulphus' (in
   later editions: 'a Medical Crowner's a queer sort of thing!')

   So put that in your pipe, my Lord Otto, and smoke it!

   'The Ingoldsby Legends' (First Series, 1840) 'The Lay of St Odille'

   A servant's too often a negligent elf;
   --If it's business of consequence, do it yourself!

   'The Ingoldsby Legends' (Second Series, 1842) 'The Ingoldsby

2.29 Maurice Baring 1874-1945

   In Mozart and Salieri we see the contrast between the genius which does
   what it must and the talent which does what it can.

   'Outline of Russian Literature' (1914) ch. 3

2.30 Ronnie Barker 1929-

   The marvellous thing about a joke with a double meaning is that it can
   only mean one thing.

   'Sauce' (1977) 'Daddie's Sauce'

2.31 Frederick R. Barnard

   One picture is worth ten thousand words.

   'Printers' Ink' 10 March 1927

2.32 Barnabe Barnes c.1569-1609

   Ah, sweet Content! where doth thy harbour hold?

   'Parthenophil and Parthenophe' (1593) sonnet 66

2.33 Julian Barnes 1946-

   What does this journey seem like to those who aren't British--as they head
   towards the land of embarrassment and breakfast?

   'Flaubert's Parrot' (1984) ch. 7

   The writer must be universal in sympathy and an outcast by nature: only
   then can he see clearly.

   'Flaubert's Parrot' (1984) ch. 10

   Do not imagine that Art is something which is designed to give gentle
   uplift and self-confidence. Art is not a brassiЉre. At least, not in the
   English sense. But do not forget that brassiЉre is the French for

   'Flaubert's Parrot' (1984) ch. 10

   Books say: she did this because. Life says: she did this. Books are where
   things are explained to you; life is where things aren't. I'm not
   surprised some people prefer books. Books make sense of life. The only
   problem is that the lives they make sense of are other people's lives,
   never your own.

   'Flaubert's Parrot' (1984) ch. 13

   Love is just a system for getting someone to call you Darling after sex.

   'Talking It Over' (1991) ch. 16

2.34 Peter Barnes 1931-

   claire:  How do you know you're...God?
   earl of gurney:  Simple. When I pray to Him I find I'm talking to myself.

   'The Ruling Class' (1969) act 1, sc. 4

2.35 William Barnes 1801-86

   An' there vor me the apple tree
   Do le„n down low in Linden Lea.

   'Hwomely Rhymes' (1859) 'My Orcha'd in Linden Lea'

   But still the ne„me do bide the se„me--
   'Tis Pentridge--Pentridge by the river.

   'Hwomely Rhymes' (1859) 'Pentridge by the River'

   My love is the ma‹d ov all ma‹dens,
   Though all mid be comely.

   'Poems of Rural Life in the Dorset Dialect' (1862) 'In the Spring'

2.36 Richard Barnfield 1574-1627

   The waters were his winding sheet, the sea was made his tomb;
   Yet for his fame the ocean sea, was not sufficient room.

   'The Encomion of Lady Pecunia' (1598) 'To the Gentlemen Readers' (on the
   death of Sir John Hawkins)

   My flocks feed not, my ewes breed not,
   My rams speed not, all is amiss:
   Love in dying, Faith is defying,
   Heart's renying, Causer of this.

   'England's Helicon' (1600) 'The Unknown Shepherd's Complaint' (renying

   As it fell upon a day
   In the merry month of May,
   Sitting in a pleasant shade,
   Which a grove of myrtles made.
   Beasts did leap and birds did sing,
   Trees did grow and plants did spring,
   Everything did banish moan,
   Save the nightingale alone.
   She, poor bird, as all forlorn,
   Leaned her breast up-till a thorn,
   And there sung the dolefull'st ditty
   That to hear it was great pity.
   Fie, fie, fie, now would she cry;
   Tereu, Tereu, by and by.

   'Poems: In Divers Humours' (1598) 'An Ode'

   If Music and sweet Poetry agree,
   As they must needs (the Sister and the Brother)
   Then must the love be great, 'twixt thee and me,
   Because thou lov'st the one, and I the other.

   'Poems: in Divers Humours' (1598) 'To his friend Mister R. L.'

2.37 Phineas T. Barnum 1810-91

   There's a sucker born every minute.


2.38 Sir J. M. Barrie 1860-1937

   His lordship may compel us to be equal upstairs, but there will never be
   equality in the servants' hall.

   'The Admirable Crichton' (performed 1902, published 1914) act 1

   It's my deserts; I'm a second eleven sort of chap.

   'The Admirable Crichton' (performed 1902, published 1914) act 3

   The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and
   writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it
   is with what he vowed to make it.

   'The Little Minister' (1891) vol. 1, ch. 1

   It's grand, and you canna expect to be baith grand and comfortable.

   'The Little Minister' (1891) vol. 1, ch. 10

   Facts were never pleasing to him. He acquired them with reluctance and got
   rid of them with relief. He was never on terms with them until he had
   stood them on their heads.

   'Love Me Never or For Ever'

   When the first baby laughed for the first time, the laugh broke into a
   thousand pieces and they all went skipping about, and that was the
   beginning of fairies.

   'Peter Pan' (1928) act 1

   Every time a child says 'I don't believe in fairies' there is a little
   fairy somewhere that falls down dead.

   'Peter Pan' (1928) act 1

   To die will be an awfully big adventure.

   'Peter Pan' (1928) act 3.

   Do you believe in fairies? Say quick that you believe! If you believe,
   clap your hands!

   'Peter Pan' (1928) act 4

   That is ever the way. 'Tis all jealousy to the bride and good wishes to
   the corpse.

   'Quality Street' (performed 1901, published 1913) act 1

   One's religion is whatever he is most interested in, and yours is Success.

   'The Twelve-Pound Look' (1921)

   Charm...it's a sort of bloom on a woman. If you have it, you don't need to
   have anything else; and if you don't have it, it doesn't much matter what
   else you have. Some women, the few, have charm for all; and most have
   charm for one. But some have charm for none.

   'What Every Woman Knows' (performed 1908, published 1918) act 1

   There are few more impressive sights in the world than a Scotsman on the

   'What Every Woman Knows' (performed 1908, published 1918) act 2

   The tragedy of a man who has found himself out.

   'What Every Woman Knows' (performed 1908, published 1918) act 4

   Every man who is high up loves to think that he has done it all himself;
   and the wife smiles, and lets it go at that. It's our only joke. Every
   woman knows that.

   'What Every Woman Knows' (performed 1908, published 1918) act 4

2.39 Ethel Barrymore 1879-1959

   For an actress to be a success, she must have the face of a Venus, the
   brains of a Minerva, the grace of Terpsichore, the memory of a Macaulay,
   the figure of Juno, and the hide of a rhinoceros.

   In George Jean Nathan 'The Theatre in the Fifties' (1953) p. 30

2.40 Lionel Bart 1930-

   See Frank Norman (2.33) in Volume II

2.41 Roland Barthes 1915-80

   Ce que le public r‚clame, c'est l'image de la passion, non la passion

   What the public wants is the image of passion, not passion itself.

   'Mythologies' (1957) 'Le monde o— l'on catche'

   Je crois que l'automobile est aujourd'hui l'‚quivalent assez exact des
   grandes cath‚drales gothiques: je veux dire une grande cr‚ation d'‚poque,
   con‡ue passionn‚ment par des artistes inconnus, consomm‚e dans son image,
   si non dans son usage, par un peuple entier qui s'approprie en elle un
   objet parfaitement magique.

   I think that cars today are almost the exact equivalent of the great
   Gothic cathedrals:  I mean the supreme creation of an era, conceived with
   passion by unknown artists, and consumed in image if not in usage by a
   whole population which appropriates them as a purely magical object.

   'Mythologies' (1957) 'La nouvelle Citro‰n'

2.42 Bernard Baruch 1870-1965

   Let us not be deceived--we are today in the midst of a cold war.

   Speech to South Carolina Legislature 16 April 1947, in 'New York Times' 17
   April 1947, p. 21 (the expression 'cold war' was suggested to him by H. B.
   Swope, former editor of the New York 'World')

   To me old age is always fifteen years older than I am.

   In 'Newsweek' 29 August 1955

   Vote for the man who promises least; he'll be the least disappointing.

   In Meyer Berger 'New York' (1960)

   A political leader must keep looking over his shoulder all the time to see
   if the boys are still there. If they aren't still there, he's no longer a
   political leader.

   In 'New York Times' 21 June 1965, p. 16

2.43 Jacques Barzun 1907-

   If it were possible to talk to the unborn, one could never explain to them
   how it feels to be alive, for life is washed in the speechless real.

   'The House of Intellect' (1959) ch. 6

2.44 William Basse d. c.1653

   The first men that our Saviour dear
   Did choose to wait upon him here,
   Blest fishers were; and fish the last
   Food was, that he on earth did taste:
   I therefore strive to follow those
   Whom he to follow him hath chose.

   'The Angler's Song'

   RenownЉd Spenser, lie a thought more nigh
   To learnЉd Chaucer, and rare Beaumont lie
   A little nearer Spenser, to make more room
   For Shakespeare, in your threefold, fourfold tomb.

   'On Mr Wm. Shakespeare' (1633)

2.45 Thomas Bastard 1566-1618

   Age is deformed, youth unkind,
   We scorn their bodies, they our mind.

   'Chrestoleros' (1598) bk. 7, epigram 9

2.46 Edgar Bateman and George Le Brunn

   Wiv a ladder and some glasses,
   You could see to 'Ackney Marshes,
   If it wasn't for the 'ouses in between.

   'If it wasn't for the 'Ouses in between' (1894 song)

2.47 Katherine Lee Bates 1859-1929

   America! America!
   God shed His grace on thee
   And crown thy good with brotherhood
   From sea to shining sea!

   'America the Beautiful' (1893)

2.48 Charles Baudelaire 1821-67

   Hypocrite lecteur,--mon semblable,--mon frЉre.

   Hypocrite reader--my likeness--my brother.

   'Les Fleurs du Mal' (1857) 'Au Lecteur'

   Le poЉte est semblable au prince des nu‚es
   Qui hante la temp€te et se rit de l'archer;
   Exil‚ sur le sol, au milieu des hu‚es,
   Ses ailes de g‚ant l'emp€chent de marcher.

   The poet is like the prince of the clouds, who rides out the tempest and
   laughs at the archer. But when he is exiled on the ground, amidst the
   clamour, his giant's wings prevent him from walking.

   'Les fleurs du mal' (1857) 'L'Albatross'-'Spleen et id‚al' no. 2

   L…, tout n'est qu'ordre et beaut‚,
   Luxe, calme et volupt‚.

   Everything there is simply order and beauty, luxury, peace and sensual

   'Les fleurs du mal' (1857) 'L'Invitation au voyage'-'Spleen et id‚al'
   no. 56

   Quelle est cette Њle triste et noire? C'est CythЉre,
   Nous dit-on, un pays fameux dans les chansons,
   Eldorado banal de tous les vieux gar‡ons.
   Regardez, aprЉs tout, c'est un pauvre terre.

   What sad, black isle is that? It's Cythera, so they say, a land celebrated
   in song, the banal Eldorado of all the old fools. Look, after all, it's a
   land of poverty.

   'Les fleurs du mal' (1857) 'Un voyage … CythЉre'-'Les fleurs du mal'
   no. 121

2.49 L. Frank Baum 1856-1919

   The road to the City of Emeralds is paved with yellow brick.

   'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz' (1900) ch. 2

2.50 Vicki Baum 1888-1960

   Verheiratet sein verlangt immer und Ѓberall die feinsten Kunst der
   Unaufrichtigkeit zwischen Mensch und Mensch.

   Marriage always demands the finest arts of insincerity possible between
   two human beings.

   'Zwischenfall in Lohwinckel' (1930) p. 140 (translated by Margaret
   Goldsmith as 'Results of an Accident' (1931) p. 140)

2.51 Thomas Haynes Bayly 1797-1839

   Oh! no! we never mention her,
   Her name is never heard;
   My lips are now forbid to speak
   That once familiar word.

   'Songs, Ballads, and other Poems' (1844) 'Oh! No! We Never Mention Her'

2.52 Beachcomber

   See J. B. Morton (1.182) in Volume II

2.53 James Beattie 1735-1803

   Some deemed him wondrous wise, and some believed him mad.

   'The Minstrel' bk. 1 (1771) st. 16

   Fancy a thousand wondrous forms descries
   More wildly great than ever pencil drew,
   Rocks, torrents, gulfs, and shapes of giant size,
   And glittering cliffs on cliffs, and fiery ramparts rise.

   'The Minstrel' bk. 1 (1771) st. 53

   In the deep windings of the grove, no more
   The hag obscene, and grisly phantom dwell;
   Nor in the fall of mountain-stream, or roar
   Of winds, is heard the angry spirit's yell.

   'The Minstrel' bk. 2 (1774) st. 48

2.54 David Beatty (First Earl Beatty) 1871-1936

   There's something wrong with our bloody ships today, Chatfield.

   At the Battle of Jutland, 1916, in Winston Churchill 'The World Crisis'
   (1927) vol. 1, p. 129. The additional words, 'Steer two points nearer the
   enemy', though attributed to Beatty, are denied by Lord Chatfield, the
   only person to have heard the remark

2.55 Topham Beauclerk 1739-80

   [On Boswell saying that a certain person was 'a man of good principles']
   Then he does not wear them out in practice.

   In James Boswell 'The Life of Samuel Johnson' (1934 ed.) vol. 3, p. 281
   (14 April 1778)

2.56 Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais 1732-99

   Aujourd'hui ce qui ne vaut pas la peine d'€tre dit, on le chante.

   Today if something is not worth saying, people sing it.

   'Le Barbier de Seville' (1775) act 1, sc. 2

   Je me presse de rire de tout, de peur d'€tre oblig‚ d'en pleurer.

   I make myself laugh at everything, for fear of having to weep.

   'Le Barbier de Seville' (1775) act 1, sc. 2

   Boire sans soif et faire l'amour en tout temps, madame, il n'y a que ‡a
   qui nous distingue des autres b€tes.

   Drinking when we are not thirsty and making love all year round, madam;
   that is all there is to distinguish us from other animals.

   'Le Mariage de Figaro' (1785) act 2, sc. 21

   Parce que vous €tes un grand seigneur, vous vous croyez un grand
   g‚nie!...Vous vous €tes donn‚ la peine de naЊtre, et rien de plus.

   Because you are a great lord, you believe yourself to be a great
   genius!...You took the trouble to be born, but no more.

   'Le Mariage de Figaro' (1785) act 5, sc. 3

2.57 Francis Beaumont 1584-1616

   Nose, nose, jolly red nose,
   Who gave thee this jolly red nose?...
   Nutmegs and ginger, cinnamon and cloves,
   And they gave me this jolly red nose.

   'The Knight of the Burning Pestle' act 1

        What things have we seen,
   Done at the Mermaid! heard words that have been
   So nimble, and so full of subtil flame,
   As if that every one from whence they came,
   Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest,
   And had resolved to live a fool, the rest
   Of his dull life.

   'Letter to Ben Jonson'

   Here are sands, ignoble things,
   Dropt from the ruined sides of kings;
   Here's a world of pomp and state,
   Buried in dust, once dead by fate.

   'On the Tombs in Westminster Abbey'

2.58 Francis Beaumont 1584-1616 and John Fletcher 1579-1625

   Those have most power to hurt us that we love.

   'The Maid's Tragedy' (written 1610-11) act 5

   philaster:  Oh, but thou dost not know
   What 'tis to die.
   bellario:  Yes, I do know, my Lord:
   'Tis less than to be born; a lasting sleep;
   A quiet resting from all jealousy,
   A thing we all pursue; I know besides,
   It is but giving over of a game,
   That must be lost.

   'Philaster' (written 1609) act 3

   There is no other purgatory but a woman.

   'The Scornful Lady' (1616) act 3

   It would talk:
   Lord how it talk't!

   'The Scornful Lady' (1616) act 4

   See also John Fletcher (6.45)

2.59 Lord Beaverbrook (William Maxwell Aitken, first Baron Beaverbrook) 1879-1964

   The Flying Scotsman is no less splendid a sight when it travels north to
   Edinburgh than when it travels south to London. Mr Baldwin denouncing
   sanctions was as dignified as Mr Baldwin imposing them.

   'Daily Express' 29 May 1937

   [Lloyd George] did not seem to care which way he travelled providing he
   was in the driver's seat.

   'The Decline and Fall of Lloyd George' (1963) ch. 7

   With the publication of his Private Papers in 1952, he committed suicide
   25 years after his death.

   'Men and Power' (1956) p. xviii (of Earl Haig)

   Our cock won't fight.

   Said to Winston Churchill, of Edward VIII, during the abdication crisis of
   1936, in Frances Donaldson 'Edward VIII' (1974) ch. 22

2.60 Carl Becker 1873-1945

   The significance of man is that he is that part of the universe that asks
   the question, What is the significance of Man? He alone can stand apart
   imaginatively and, regarding himself and the universe in their eternal
   aspects, pronounce a judgment: The significance of man is that he is
   insignificant and is aware of it.

   'Progress and Power' (1936) ch. 3

2.61 Samuel Beckett 1906-89

   It is suicide to be abroad. But what is it to be at home, Mr Tyler, what
   is it to be at home? A lingering dissolution.

   'All That Fall' (1957) p. 10

   We could have saved sixpence. We have saved fivepence. (Pause) But at what

   'All That Fall' (1957) p. 25

   clov:  Do you believe in the life to come?
   hamm:  Mine was always that.

   'Endgame' (1958) p. 35

   Let us pray to God...the bastard! He doesn't exist!

   'Endgame' (1958) p. 38

   Personally I have no bone to pick with graveyards, I take the air there
   willingly, perhaps more willingly than elsewhere, when take the air I

   'First Love' (1973) p. 8

   If I had the use of my body I would throw it out of the window.

   'Malone Dies' (1958) p. 44

   There is no use indicting words, they are no shoddier than what they

   'Malone Dies' (1958) p.

   Where I am, I don't know, I'll never know, in the silence you don't know,
   you must go on, I can't go on, I'll go on.

   'The Unnamable' (1959) p. 418

   Nothing to be done.

   'Waiting for Godot' (1955) act 1

   One of the thieves was saved. (Pause) It's a reasonable percentage.

   'Waiting for Godot' (1955) act 1

   estragon:  Charming spot. Inspiring prospects. Let's go.
   vladimir:  We can't.
   estragon:  Why not?
   vladimir:  We're waiting for Godot.

   'Waiting for Godot' (1955) act 1

   Nothing happens, nobody comes, nobody goes, it's awful!

   'Waiting for Godot' (1955) act 1

   He can't think without his hat.

   'Waiting for Godot' (1955) act 1

   vladimir:  That passed the time.
   estragon:  It would have passed in any case.
   vladimir:  Yes, but not so rapidly.

   'Waiting for Godot' (1955) act 1

   We always find something, eh, Didi, to give us the impression that we

   'Waiting for Godot' (1955) act 2

   We are not saints, but we have kept our appointment. How many people can
   boast as much?

   'Waiting for Godot' (1955) act 2

   We all are born mad. Some remain so.

   'Waiting for Godot' (1955) act 2

   They give birth astride of a grave, the light gleams an instant, then it's
   night once more.

   'Waiting for Godot' (1955) act 2

   The air is full of our cries. (He listens) But habit is a great deadener.

   'Waiting for Godot' (1955) act 2

2.62 William Beckford 1759-1844

   When he was angry, one of his eyes became so terrible, that no person
   could bear to behold it; and the wretch upon whom it was fixed, instantly
   fell backward, and sometimes expired.  For fear, however, of depopulating
   his dominions and making his palace desolate, he but rarely gave way to
   his anger.

   'Vathek' (1782, 3rd ed., 1816) opening para.

   He did not think, with the Caliph Omar Ben Adalaziz, that it was necessary
   to make a hell of this world to enjoy Paradise in the next.

   'Vathek' (3rd ed., 1816) para. 2

   Your presence I condescend to accept; but beg you will let me be quiet;
   for, I am not over-fond of resisting temptation.

   'Vathek' (3rd ed., 1816) para. 215

2.63 Thomas Becon 1512-67

   When the wine is in, the wit is out.

   'Catechism' (ed. J. Ayre, 1844) p. 375

2.64 Thomas Lovell Beddoes 1803-49

   If thou wilt ease thine heart
   Of love and all its smart,
   Then sleep, dear, sleep.

   'Death's Jest Book 1825-8' (1850) act. 2, sc. 2 'Dirge'

   But wilt thou cure thine heart
   Of love and all its smart,
   Then die, dear, die.

   'Death's Jest Book 1825-8' (1850) act. 2, sc. 2 'Dirge'

   I have a bit of fiat in my soul,
   And can myself create my little world.

   'Death's Jest Book 1825-8' (1850) act. 5, sc. 1, l. 39

   King Death hath asses' ears.

   'Death's Jest Book 1825-8' (1850) act. 5, sc. 4, l. 245

   If there were dreams to sell,
   What would you buy?
   Some cost a passing bell;
   Some a light sigh,
   That shakes from Life's fresh crown
   Only a rose-leaf down.
   If there were dreams to sell,
   Merry and sad to tell,
   And the crier rung the bell,
   What would you buy?


2.65 The Venerable Bede 673-735

   Talis, inquiens, mihi videtur, rex, vita hominum praesens in terris, ad
   conparationem eius, quod nobis incertum est, temporis, quale cum te
   residente ad caenam cum ducibus ac ministris tuis tempore
   brumali,...adveniens unus passerum domum ci tissime, pervolaverit; qui cum
   per unum ostium ingrediens, mox per aliud exierit. Ipso quidem tempore,
   quo intus est, hiemis tempestate non tangitur, sed tamen parvissimo spatio
   serenitatis ad momentum excurso, mox de hieme in hiemem regrediens, tuis
   ocul is elabitur. Ita haec vita hominum ad modicum apparet; quid autem
   sequatur, quidve praecesserit, prorsus ignoramus.

   'Such,' he said, 'O King, seems to me the present life of men on earth, in
   comparison with the time which to us is uncertain, as if when on a
   winter's night you sit feasting with your ealdormen and thegns,--a single
   sparrow should fly swiftly into the hall, and coming in at one door,
   instantly fly out through another.  In that time in which it is indoors it
   is indeed not touched by the fury of the winter, but yet, this smallest
   space of calmness being passed almost in a flash, from winter going into
   winter again, it is lost to your eyes. Somewhat like this appears the life
   of man; but of what follows or what went before, we are utterly ignorant.'

   'Ecclesiastical History of the English People' bk. 2, ch. 13

2.66 Harry Bedford and Terry Sullivan

   I'm a bit of a ruin that Cromwell knocked about a bit.

   'It's a Bit of a Ruin that Cromwell Knocked about a Bit' (1920 song;
   written for Marie Lloyd)

2.67 Barnard Elliott Bee 1823-61

   There is Jackson with his Virginians, standing like a stone wall. Let us
   determine to die here, and we will conquer.

   Referring to General T. J. ('Stonewall') Jackson at the battle of Bull
   Run, 21 July, 1861 (in which Bee himself was killed), in B. Perley Poore
   'Perley's Reminiscences' (1886) vol. 2, ch. 7

2.68 Sir Thomas Beecham 1879-1961

   There are two golden rules for an orchestra: start together and finish
   together.  The public doesn't give a damn what goes on in between.

   In Harold Atkins and Archie Newman 'Beecham Stories' (1978) p. 27

   Like two skeletons copulating on a corrugated tin roof.

   Describing the harpsichord, in Harold Atkins and Archie Newman 'Beecham
   Stories' (1978) p. 34

   A kind of musical Malcolm Sargent.

   Describing Herbert von Karajan, in Harold Atkins and Archie Newman
   'Beecham Stories' (1978) p. 61

   Why do we have to have all these third-rate foreign conductors
   around--when we have so many second-rate ones of our own?

   In L. Ayre 'Wit of Music' (1966) p. 70

   Hark! the herald angels sing!
   Beecham's Pills are just the thing,
   Two for a woman, one for a child...
   Peace on earth and mercy mild!

   In Neville Cardus 'Sir Thomas Beecham' (1961) p. 23

   A very long work, the musical equivalent of the Towers of St Pancras
   Station--neo-Gothic, you know.

   Describing Elgar's 1st Symphony, in Neville Cardus 'Sir Thomas Beecham'
   (1961) p. 113

   Please do try to keep in touch with us from time to time.

   To an orchestral musician at rehearsal, in Neville Cardus 'Sir Thomas
   Beecham' (1961) p. 113

   I am not the greatest conductor in this country. On the other hand I'm
   better than any damned foreigner.

   In 'Daily Express' 9 March 1961

   Too much counterpoint; what is worse, Protestant counterpoint.

   Describing Bach, in 'Guardian' 8 March 1971

   All the arts in America are a gigantic racket run by unscrupulous men for
   unhealthy women.

   In 'Observer' 5 May 1946

   Madam, you have between your legs an instrument capable of giving pleasure
   to thousands--and all you can do is scratch it.

   To a cellist; attributed, no source found

2.69 Revd H. C. Beeching 1859-1919

   Not when the sense is dim,
   But now from the heart of joy,
   I would remember Him:
   Take the thanks of a boy.

   'In a Garden and Other Poems' (1895) 'Prayers'

   First come I; my name is Jowett.
   There's no knowledge but I know it.
   I am Master of this college:
   What I don't know isn't knowledge.

   'The Masque of Balliol', composed by and current among members of Balliol
   College in the late 1870s, in W. G. Hiscock (ed.)  'The Balliol Rhymes'

2.70 Sir Max Beerbohm 1872-1956

   Mankind is divisible into two great classes: hosts and guests.

   'And Even Now' (1920) 'Hosts and Guests'

   I maintain that though you would often in the fifteenth century have heard
   the snobbish Roman say, in a would-be off-hand tone, 'I am dining with the
   Borgias tonight,' no Roman ever was able to say, 'I dined last night with
   the Borgias.'

   'And Even Now' (1920) 'Hosts and Guests'

   They so very indubitably are, you know!

   'Christmas Garland' (1912) 'Mote in the Middle Distance'

   A swear-word in a rustic slum
   A simple swear-word is to some,
   To Masefield something more.

   'Fifty Caricatures' (1912) no. 12

   I was not unpopular [at school]...It is Oxford that has made me

   'More' (1899) 'Going Back to School'

   Undergraduates owe their happiness chiefly to the consciousness that they
   are no longer at school. The nonsense which was knocked out of them at
   school is all put gently back at Oxford or Cambridge.

   'More' (1899) 'Going Back to School'

   Enter Michael Angelo. Andrea del Sarto appears for a moment at a window.
   Pippa passes.

   'Seven Men' (1919) '"Savonarola" Brown' act 3

   The fading signals and grey eternal walls of that antique station, which,
   familiar to them and insignificant, does yet whisper to the tourist the
   last enchantments of the Middle Age.

   'Zuleika Dobson' (1911) ch. 1.

   The dullard's envy of brilliant men is always assuaged by the suspicion
   that they will come to a bad end.

   'Zuleika Dobson' (1911) ch. 4

   Women who love the same man have a kind of bitter freemasonry.

   'Zuleika Dobson' (1911) ch. 4

   Deeply regret inform your grace last night two black owls came and perched
   on battlements remained there through night hooting at dawn flew away none
   knows whither awaiting instructions Jellings.

   'Zuleika Dobson' (1911) ch. 14

   Prepare vault for funeral Monday Dorset.

   'Zuleika Dobson' (1911) ch. 14

   The Socratic manner is not a game at which two can play.

   'Zuleika Dobson' (1911) ch. 15

   Most women are not so young as they are painted.

   'The Yellow Book' (1894) vol. 1, p. 67

   Fate wrote her a most tremendous tragedy, and she played it in tights.

   'The Yellow Book' (1894) vol. 3, p. 260 (of Queen Caroline of Brunswick)

2.71 Ethel Lynn Beers 1827-79

   All quiet along the Potomac to-night,
   No sound save the rush of the river,
   While soft falls the dew on the face of the dead--
   The picket's off duty forever.

   'The Picket Guard' (1861) st. 6.

2.72 Ludwig van Beethoven 1770-1827

   Muss es sein? Es muss sein.

   Must it be? It must be.

   String Quartet in F Major, Opus 135, epigraph

2.73 Brendan Behan 1923-64

   He was born an Englishman and remained one for years.

   'Hostage' (1958) act 1

   pat:  He was an Anglo-Irishman.
   meg:  In the blessed name of God what's that?
   pat:  A Protestant with a horse.

   'Hostage' (1958) act 1

   Meanwhile I'll sing that famous old song, 'The Hound that Caught the Pubic

   'Hostage' (1958) act 1

   When I came back to Dublin, I was courtmartialled in my absence and
   sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my

   'Hostage' (1958) act 1

   I am a sociable worker. Have you your testament?

   'Hostage' (1958) act 2

   Go on, abuse me--your own husband that took you off the streets on a
   Sunday morning, when there wasn't a pub open in the city.

   'Hostage' (1958) act 2

   We're here because we're queer
   Because we're queer because we're here.

   'Hostage' (1958) act 3.

   There's no such thing as bad publicity except your own obituary.

   In Dominic Behan 'My Brother Brendan' (1965) p. 158

2.74 Aphra Behn n‚e Johnson

   Oh, what a dear ravishing thing is the beginning of an Amour!

   'The Emperor of the Moon' (1687) act 1, sc. 1

   Love ceases to be a pleasure, when it ceases to be a secret.

   'The Lover's Watch' (1686) 'Four o' Clock. General Conversation'

   Since man with that inconstancy was born,
   To love the absent, and the present scorn,
   Why do we deck, why do we dress
   For such a short-lived happiness?
   Why do we put attraction on,
   Since either way 'tis we must be undone?

   'Lycidus' (1688) 'To Alexis, in Answer to his Poem against Fruition'

   I owe a duty, where I cannot love.

   'The Moor's Revenge' act 3, sc. 3

   Be just, my lovely swain, and do not take
   Freedoms you'll not to me allow;
   Or give Amynta so much freedom back
   That she may rove as well as you.

   Let us then love upon the honest square,
   Since interest neither have designed.
   For the sly gamester, who ne'er plays me fair,
   Must trick for trick expect to find.

   'Poems upon Several Occasions' (1684) 'To Lysander, on some Verses he
   writ, and asking more for his Heart than 'twas worth'

   A brave world, Sir, full of religion, knavery, and change: we shall
   shortly see better days.

   'The Roundheads' act 1, sc. 1

   Variety is the soul of pleasure.

   'The Rover' pt. 2 (1681) act 1

   Come away; poverty's catching.

   'The Rover' pt. 2 (1681) act 1

   Money speaks sense in a language all nations understand.

   'The Rover' pt. 2 (1681) act 3

   Do you not daily see fine clothes, rich furniture, jewels and plate are
   more inviting than beauty unadorned?

   'The Rover' pt. 2 (1681) act 4

   The soft, unhappy sex.

   'The Wandering Beauty' (1698) para. 1

2.75 John Hay Beith

   See Ian Hay (8.55)

2.76 Clive Bell 1881-1964

   Art and Religion are, then, two roads by which men escape from
   circumstance to ecstasy. Between aesthetic and religious rapture there is
   a family alliance. Art and Religion are means to similar states of mind.

   'Art' (1914) pt. 2, ch. 1

   I will try to account for the degree of my aesthetic emotion. That, I
   conceive, is the function of the critic.

   'Art' (1914) pt. 3 ch. 3

   Only reason can convince us of those three fundamental truths without a
   recogniton of which there can be no effective liberty: that what we
   believe is not necessarily true; that what we like is not necessarily
   good; and that all questions are open.

   'Civilization' (1928) ch. 5

2.77 Hilaire Belloc 1870-1953

   When people call this beast to mind,
   They marvel more and more
   At such a little tail behind,
   So large a trunk before.

   'A Bad Child's Book of Beasts' (1896) 'The Elephant'

   I shoot the Hippopotamus
   With bullets made of platinum,
   Because if I use leaden ones
   His hide is sure to flatten 'em.

   'A Bad Child's Book of Beasts' (1896) 'The Hippopotamus'.

   The Tiger, on the other hand, is kittenish and mild,
   He makes a pretty play fellow for any little child;
   And mothers of large families (who claim to common sense)
   Will find a Tiger well repay the trouble and expense.

   'A Bad Child's Book of Beasts' (1896) 'The Tiger'

   Believing Truth is staring at the sun
   Which but destroys the power that could perceive.
   So naught of our poor selves can be at one
   With burning Truth, nor utterly believe

   'Believing Truth is staring at the sun' (1923)

   Physicians of the Utmost Fame
   Were called at once; but when they came
   They answered, as they took their Fees,
   'There is no Cure for this Disease.'

   'Cautionary Tales' (1907) 'Henry King'

   And always keep a-hold of Nurse
   For fear of finding something worse.

   'Cautionary Tales' (1907) 'Jim'

   In my opinion, Butlers ought
   To know their place, and not to play
   The Old Retainer night and day.

   'Cautionary Tales' (1907) 'Lord Lundy'

   Sir! you have disappointed us!
   We had intended you to be
   The next Prime Minister but three:
   The stocks were sold; the Press was squared;
   The Middle Class was quite prepared.
   But as it is!...My language fails!
   Go out and govern New South Wales!

   'Cautionary Tales' (1907) 'Lord Lundy'

   A Trick that everyone abhors
   In Little Girls is slamming Doors.

   'Cautionary Tales' (1907) 'Rebecca'

   She was not really bad at heart,
   But only rather rude and wild:
   She was an aggravating child.

   'Cautionary Tales' (1907) 'Rebecca'

   Of Courtesy, it is much less
   Than Courage of Heart or Holiness,
   Yet in my Walks it seems to me
   That the Grace of God is in Courtesy.

   'Courtesy' (1910)

   John Henderson, an unbeliever,
   Had lately lost his Joie de Vivre
   From reading far too many books...
   The moral is (it is indeed!)
   You mustn't monkey with the Creed.

   'Ladies and Gentlemen' () 'The Example'

   I said to Heart, 'How goes it ?' Heart replied:
   'Right as a Ribstone Pippin!' But it lied.

   'The False Heart' (1910)

   I'm tired of Love: I'm still more tired of Rhyme.
   But Money gives me pleasure all the time.

   'Fatigued' (1923)

   Strong brother in God and last companion, Wine.

   'Heroic Poem upon Wine' (1926)

   Remote and ineffectual Don
   That dared attack my Chesterton.

   'Lines to a Don' (1910)

   Dons admirable! Dons of Might!
   Uprising on my inward sight
   Compact of ancient tales, and port
   And sleep--and learning of a sort.

   'Lines to a Don' (1910)

   Whatever happens we have got
   The Maxim Gun, and they have not.

   'The Modern Traveller' (1898) pt. 6

   The Llama is a woolly sort of fleecy hairy goat,
   With an indolent expression and an undulating throat
   Like an unsuccessful literary man.

   'More Beasts for Worse Children' (1897) 'The Llama'

   The Microbe is so very small
   You cannot make him out at all.
   But many sanguine people hope
   To see him through a microscope.

   'More Beasts for Worse Children' (1897)'The Microbe'

   Lord Finchley tried to mend the Electric Light
   Himself. It struck him dead: And serve him right!
   It is the business of the wealthy man
   To give employment to the artisan.

   'More Peers' (1911) 'Lord Finchley'

   Like many of the Upper Class
   He liked the Sound of Broken Glass.

   'New Cautionary Tales' (1930) 'About John'.

   And even now, at twenty-five,
   He has to work to keep alive!
   Yes! All day long from 10 till 4!
   For half the year or even more;
   With but an hour or two to spend
   At luncheon with a city friend.

   'New Cautionary Tales' (1930) 'Peter Goole'

   A smell of burning fills the startled Air--
   The Electrician is no longer there!

   'Newdigate Poem' (1910)

   The accursed power which stands on Privilege
   (And goes with Women, and Champagne, and Bridge)
   Broke--and Democracy resumed her reign:
   (Which goes with Bridge, and Women and Champagne).

   'On a Great Election' (1923)

   I am a sundial, and I make a botch
   Of what is done much better by a watch.

   'On a Sundial' (1938)

   When I am dead, I hope it may be said:
   'His sins were scarlet, but his books were read.'

   'On His Books' (1923)

   Pale Ebenezer thought it wrong to fight,
   But Roaring Bill (who killed him) thought it right.

   'The Pacifist' (1938)

   When I am living in the Midlands
   That are sodden and unkind...
   And the great hills of the South Country
   Come back into my mind.

   'The South Country' (1910)

   Do you remember an Inn,
   Do you remember an Inn?
   And the tedding and the spreading
   Of the straw for a bedding,
   And the fleas that tease in the High Pyrenees
   And the wine that tasted of the tar?

   'Tarantella' (1923)

   Balliol made me, Balliol fed me,
   Whatever I had she gave me again:
   And the best of Balliol loved and led me.
   God be with you, Balliol men.

   'To the Balliol Men Still in Africa' (1910)

   From quiet homes and first beginning,
   Out to the undiscovered ends,
   There's nothing worth the wear of winning,
   But laughter and the love of friends.

   'Verses' (1910) 'Dedicatory Ode'

   Is there no Latin word for Tea? Upon my soul, if I had known that I would
   have let the vulgar stuff alone.

   'On Nothing' (1908) 'On Tea'

   Gentlemen, I am a Catholic...If you reject me on account of my religion, I
   shall thank God that He has spared me the indignity of being your

   Speech to voters of South Salford, 1906, in R. Speaight 'Life of Hilaire
   Belloc' (1957) ch. 10

2.78 Saul Bellow 1915-

   If I am out of my mind, it's all right with me, thought Moses Herzog.

   'Herzog' (1961) opening sentence

   A novel is balanced between a few true impressions and the multitude of
   false ones that make up most of what we call life. It tells us that for
   every human being there is a diversity of existences, that the single
   existence is itself an illusion in part...it promises us meaning, harmony,
   and even justice.

   Speech on receiving the Nobel Prize, 1976

   Art has something to do with the achievement of stillness in the midst of
   chaos.  A stillness which characterizes prayer, too, and the eye of the
   storm...an arrest of attention in the midst of distraction.

   In George Plimpton 'Writers at Work' (1967) 3rd series, p. 190

2.79 Pierre-Laurent Buirette du Belloy 1725-75

   Plus je vis d'‚trangers, plus j'aimai ma patrie.

   The more foreigners I saw, the more I loved my homeland.

   'Le SiЉge de Calais' (1765) act 2, sc. 3

2.80 Robert Benchley 1889-1945

   My only solution for the problem of habitual accidents...is to stay in bed
   all day. Even then, there is always the chance that you will fall out.

   'Safety Second' in 'Chips off the old Benchley' (1949)

   In America there are two classes of travel--first class, and with

   'Pluck and Luck' (1925) p. 6

   Daddy sat up very late working on a case of Scotch.

   'Pluck and Luck' (1925) p. 198

   It took me fifteen years to discover that I had no talent for writing, but
   I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous.

   In Nathaniel Benchley 'Robert Benchley' (1955) ch. 1

   'Streets flooded. Please advise.'

   Telegraph message on arriving in Venice, in R. E. Drennan (ed.)  'Wits
   End' (1973) 'Robert Benchley'

2.81 Julien Benda 1867-1956

   La trahison des clercs.

   The treachery of the intellectuals.

   Title of book (1927)

2.82 Stephen Vincent Ben‚t 1898-1943

   I have fallen in love with American names,
   The sharp, gaunt names that never get fat,
   The snakeskin-titles of mining-claims,
   The plumed war-bonnet of Medicine Hat,
   Tucson and Deadwood and Lost Mule Flat.

   'American Names' (1927)

   I shall not rest quiet in Montparnasse.
   I shall not lie easy at Winchelsea.
   You may bury my body in Sussex grass,
   You may bury my tongue at Champm‚dy.
   I shall not be there, I shall rise and pass.
   Bury my heart at Wounded Knee.

   'American Names' (1927)

   We thought we were done with these things but we were wrong.
   We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom.

   'Litany for Dictatorships' (1935)

2.83 William Rose Ben‚t 1886-1950

   Blake saw a treefull of angels at Peckham Rye,
   And his hands could lay hold on the tiger's terrible heart.
   Blake knew how deep is Hell, and Heaven how high,
   And could build the universe from one tiny part.

   'Mad Blake' (1918)

2.84 Tony Benn (Anthony Neil Wedgewood Benn, Viscount Stansgate-title renounced 1963) 1925-

   In developing our industrial strategy for the period ahead, we have the
   benefit of much experience.  Almost everything has been tried at least

   'Hansard' 13 March 1974, col. 197

   It is arguable that what has really happened has amounted to such a
   breakdown in the social contract, upon which parliamentary democracy by
   universal suffrage was based, that that contract now needs to be
   re-negotiated on a basis that shares power much more widely, before it can
   win general assent again.

   'The New Politics' (1970) ch. 4

   It is as wholly wrong to blame Marx for what was done in his name, as it
   is to blame Jesus for what was done in his.

   In Alan Freeman 'The Benn Heresy' (1982) 'Interview with Tony Benn'

2.85 George Bennard 1873-1958

   I will cling to the old rugged cross,
   And exchange it some day for a crown.

   'The Old Rugged Cross' (1913 hymn)

2.86 Alan Bennett 1934-

   I have never understood this liking for war. It panders to instincts
   already catered for within the scope of any respectable domestic

   'Forty Years On' (1969) act 1

   We started off trying to set up a small anarchist community, but people
   wouldn't obey the rules.

   'Getting On' (1972) act 1

   We were put to Dickens as children but it never quite took. That
   unremitting humanity soon had me cheesed off.

   'The Old Country' (1978) act 2

   Life, you know, is rather like opening a tin of sardines. We are all of us
   looking for the key. And, I wonder, how many of you here tonight have
   wasted years of your lives looking behind the kitchen dressers of this
   life for that key. I know I have. Others think they've found the key,
   don't they? They roll back the lid of the sardine tin of life, they reveal
   the sardines, the riches of life, therein, and they get them out, they
   enjoy them. But, you know, there's always a little bit in the corner you
   can't get out. I wonder--I wonder, is there a little bit in the corner of
   your life? I know there is in mine.

   'Take a Pew' (1961), in Roger Wilmut 'Complete Beyond the Fringe' (1987)
   p. 104

2.87 Arnold Bennett (Enoch Arnold Bennett) 1867-1931

   His opinion of himself, having once risen, remained at 'set fair'.

   'The Card' (1911) ch. 1

   'What's he done? Has he ever done a day's work in his life?  What great
   cause is he identified with?' 'He's identified...with the great cause of
   cheering us all up.'

   'The Card' (1911) ch. 12

   Englishmen act better than Frenchmen, and Frenchwomen better than

   'Cupid and Commonsense' (1909) preface

   'With people like you, love only means one thing.' 'No,' he replied. 'It
   means twenty things, but it doesn't mean nineteen.'

   'Journal' (1932) 20 November 1904

   Pessimism, when you get used to it, is just as agreeable as optimism.
   Indeed, I think it must be more agreeable, must have a more real savour,
   than optimism--from the way in which pessimists abandon themselves to it.

   'Things that have Interested Me' (1921) 'Slump in Pessimism'

   The price of justice is eternal publicity.

   'Things that have Interested Me' (2nd series, 1923) 'Secret Trials'

   A cause may be inconvenient, but it's magnificent. It's like champagne or
   high heels, and one must be prepared to suffer for it.

   'The Title' (1918) act 1

   Being a husband is a whole-time job. That is why so many husbands
   fail. They cannot give their entire attention to it.

   'The Title' (1918) act 1

   Literature's always a good card to play for Honours. It makes people think
   that Cabinet ministers are educated.

   'The Title' (1918) act 3

   All the time my father was dying, I was at the bedside making copious
   notes. You can't just slap those things down. You have to take trouble.

   Praising his own handling of the death of Darius Clayhanger in an
   overheard conversation with Hugh Walpole, in P. G. Wodehouse and Guy
   Bolton 'Bring on the Girls' (1954) ch. 15

2.88 Ada Benson and Fred Fisher 1875-1942

   Your feet's too big,
   Don't want you 'cause your feet's too big,
   Mad at you 'cause your feet's too big,
   Hates you 'cause your feet's too big.

   'Your Feet's Too Big' (1936 song)

2.89 A. C. Benson 1862-1925

   Land of Hope and Glory, Mother of the Free,
   How shall we extol thee who are born of thee?
   Wider still and wider shall thy bounds be set;
   God who made thee mighty, make thee mightier yet.

   'Land of Hope and Glory' written to be sung as the Finale of Elgar's
   Coronation Ode (1902)

2.90 Stella Benson 1892-1933

   Call no man foe, but never love a stranger.

   'This is the End' (1917) p. 63

2.91 Jeremy Bentham 1748-1832

   Right...is the child of law: from real laws come real rights; but from
   imaginary laws, from laws of nature, fancied and invented by poets,
   rhetoricians, and dealers in moral and intellectual poisons, come
   imaginary rights, a bastard brood of monsters.

   'Anarchical Fallacies' in J. Bowring (ed.)  'Works' vol. 2, p. 501

   Natural rights is simple nonsense: natural and imprescriptible rights,
   rhetorical nonsense--nonsense upon stilts.

   'Anarchical Fallacies' in J. Bowring (ed.)  'Works' vol. 2, p. 523

   The greatest happiness of the greatest number is the foundation of morals
   and legislation.

   'The Commonplace Book' in J. Bowring (ed.)  'Works' vol. 10 (1843) p. 142,
   in which Bentham claims to have acquired the 'sacred truth' either from
   Joseph Priestley (1733-1804) or Cesare Beccaria (1738-94).

   The Fool had stuck himself up one day, with great gravity, in the King's
   throne; with a stick, by way of a sceptre, in one hand, and a ball in the
   other: being asked what he was doing? he answered 'reigning'. Much of the
   same sort of reign, I take it would be that of our Author's [Blackstone's]

   'A Fragment on Government' (1776) ch. 2, para. 34, footnote (e)

   All punishment is mischief: all punishment in itself is evil.

   'Principles of Morals and Legislation' (1789) ch. 13, para. 2

   Prose is when all the lines except the last go on to the end. Poetry is
   when some of them fall short of it.

   In M. St. J. Packe 'The Life of John Stuart Mill' (1954) bk. 1, ch. 2

   He rather hated the ruling few than loved the suffering many.

   Referring to James Mill, in H. N. Pym (ed.)  'Memories of Old Friends,
   being Extracts from the Journals and Letters of Caroline Fox' (1882)
   p. 113 7 August 1840

2.92 Edmund Clerihew Bentley 1875-1956

   When their lordships asked Bacon
   How many bribes he had taken
   He had at least the grace
   To get very red in the face.

   'Baseless Biography' (1939) 'Bacon'

   The Art of Biography
   Is different from Geography.
   Geography is about Maps,
   But Biography is about Chaps.

   'Biography for Beginners' (1905) introduction

   Chapman & Hall
   Swore not at all.
   Mr Chapman's yea was yea,
   And Mr Hall's nay was nay.

   'Biography for Beginners' (1905) 'Chapman & Hall'

   What I like about Clive
   Is that he is no longer alive.
   There is a great deal to be said
   For being dead.

   'Biography for Beginners' (1905) 'Clive'

   Sir Humphrey Davy
   Abominated gravy.
   He lived in the odium
   Of having discovered Sodium.

   'Biography for Beginners' (1905) 'Sir Humphrey Davy'

   It looked bad when the Duke of Fife
   Left off using a knife;
   But people began to talk
   When he left off using a fork.

   'Biography for Beginners' (1905) 'The Duke of Fife'

   Edward the Confessor
   Slept under the dresser.
   When that began to pall,
   He slept in the hall.

   'Biography for Beginners' (1905) 'Edward the Confessor'

   John Stuart Mill,
   By a mighty effort of will,
   Overcame his natural bonhomie
   And wrote 'Principles of Political Economy'.

   'Biography for Beginners' (1905) 'John Stuart Mill'

   Sir Christopher Wren
   Said, 'I am going to dine with some men.
   If anybody calls
   Say I am designing St Paul's.'

   'Biography for Beginners' (1905) 'Sir Christopher Wren'

   George the Third
   Ought never to have occurred.
   One can only wonder
   At so grotesque a blunder.

   'More Biography' (1929) 'George the Third'

2.93 Eric Bentley 1916-

   Ours is the age of substitutes: instead of language, we have jargon;
   instead of principles, slogans; and, instead of genuine ideas, Bright

   'New Republic' 29 December 1952

2.94 Richard Bentley 1662-1742

   It would be port if it could.

   His judgement on claret, in R. C. Jebb 'Bentley' (1902) ch. 12

   It is a pretty poem, Mr Pope, but you must not call it Homer.

   When pressed by Pope to comment on 'My Homer' [ie. his translation], in
   John Hawkins (ed.)  'The Works of Samuel Johnson' (1787) vol. 4 'The Life
   of Pope' p. 126, footnote

   I hold it as certain, that no man was ever written out of reputation but
   by himself.

   In William Warburton (ed.)  'The Works of Alexander Pope' (1751) vol. 4,
   p. 159, footnote

2.95 Pierre-Jean de B‚ranger 1780-1857

   Il ‚tait un roi d'Yvetot
   Peu connu dans l'histoire.

   There was a king of Yvetot
   Little known to history.

   'Le Roi d'Yvetot' (written 1813) in 'Chansons de De B‚ranger' (1832)

   Nos amis, les ennemis.

   Our friends, the enemy.

   'L'Opinion de ces demoiselles' (written 1815) in 'Chansons de De B‚ranger'

2.96 Nikolai Berdyaev 1874-1948

   All history is myth.

2.97 Lord Charles Beresford 1846-1919

   Very sorry can't come. Lie follows by post.

   Telegraphed message to the Prince of Wales, on being summoned to dine at
   the eleventh hour; Ralph Nevill claims Beresford as the originator of this
   much imitated witticism in 'The World of Fashion 1837-1922' (1923) ch. 5.

2.98 Henri Bergson 1859-1941

   The present contains nothing more than the past, and what is found in the
   effect was already in the cause.

   'L'Evolution cr‚atrice' (1907) ch. 1

   L'‚lan vital.

   The vital spirit.

   'L'Evolution cr‚atrice' (1907) ch. 2

2.99 George Berkeley 1685-1753

   They are neither finite quantities, or quantities infinitely small, nor
   yet nothing.  May we not call them the ghosts of departed quantities?

   'The Analyst' (1734) sect. 35 (on Newton's infinitesimals)

   [Tar Water] is of a nature so mild and benign and proportioned to the
   human constitution, as to warm without heating, to cheer but not

   'Siris' (1744) para. 217.

   Truth is the cry of all, but the game of the few.

   'Siris' (1744) para. 368

   The same principles which at first lead to scepticism, pursued to a
   certain point bring men back to common sense.

   'Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous' (1734) Dialogue 3

   We have first raised a dust and then complain we cannot see.

   'A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge' (1710)
   Introduction, sect. 3

   All the choir of heaven and furniture of earth--in a word, all those
   bodies which compose the mighty frame of the world--have not any
   subsistence without a mind.

   'A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge' (1710) pt. 1,
   sect. 6

   Westward the course of empire takes its way;
   The first four acts already past,
   A fifth shall close the drama with the day:
   Time's noblest offspring is the last.

   'On the Prospect of Planting Arts and Learning in America' (1752) st. 6.
   John Quincy Adams 'Oration at Plymouth' (1802) 'westward the star of
   empire takes its way'

2.100 Irving Berlin (Israel Baline) 1888-1989

   Come on and hear,
   Come on and hear,
   Alexander's ragtime band,
   Come on and hear,
   Come on and hear,
   It's the best band in the land.

   'Alexander's Ragtime Band' (1911 song)

   Anything you can do, I can do better,
   I can do anything better than you.

   'Anything You Can Do' (1946 song)

   God bless America,
   Land that I love,
   Stand beside her and guide her
   Thru the night with a light from above.
   From the mountains to the prairies,
   To the oceans white with foam,
   God bless America,
   My home sweet home.

   'God Bless America' (1939 song)

   A pretty girl is like a melody
   That haunts you night and day.

   'A Pretty Girl is like a Melody' (1919 song)

   The song is ended (but the melody lingers on).

   Title of song (1927)

   There's no business like show business.

   Title of song (1946)

   I'm dreaming of a white Christmas,
   Just like the ones I used to know,
   Where the tree-tops glisten
   And children listen
   To hear sleigh bells in the snow.

   'White Christmas' (1942 song)

2.101 Sir Isaiah Berlin 1909-

   Injustice, poverty, slavery, ignorance--these may be cured by reform or
   revolution.  But men do not live only by fighting evils. They live by
   positive goals, individual and collective, a vast variety of them, seldom
   predictable, at times incompatible.

   'Four Essays on Liberty' (1969) 'Political Ideas in the Twentieth Century'

   There exists a great chasm between those, on one side, who relate
   everything to a single central vision...and, on the other side, those who
   pursue many ends, often unrelated and even contradictory...The first kind
   of intellectual and artistic personality belongs to the hedgehogs, the
   second to the foxes.

   'The Hedgehog and the Fox' (1953) ch. 1.

   Rousseau was the first militant lowbrow.

   'Observer' 9 November 1952

   Liberty is liberty, not equality or fairness or justice or human happiness
   or a quiet conscience.

   'Two Concepts of Liberty' (1958) p. 10

2.102 Georges Bernanos 1888-1948

   Le d‚sir de la priЉre est d‚j… une priЉre.

   The wish for prayer is a prayer in itself.

   'Journal d'un cur‚ de campagne' (Diary of a Country Priest, 1936) ch. 2

   L'enfer, madame, c'est de ne plus aimer.

   Hell, madam, is to love no more.

   'Journal d'un cur‚ de campagne' (Diary of a Country Priest, 1936) ch. 2

2.103 St Bernard 1090-1153

   Liberavi animam meam.

   I have freed my soul.

   'Epistles' no. 371

2.104 Bernard of Chartres d. c.1130

   Bernard of Chartres used to say that we are like dwarfs on the shoulders
   of giants, so that we can see more than they, and things at a greater
   distance, not by virtue of any sharpness of sight on our part, or any
   physical distinction, but because we are carried high and raised up by
   their giant size.

   In John of Salisbury 'The Metalogicon' (1159) bk. 3, ch. 4, quoted in R.
   K. Merton 'On the Shoulders of Giants' (1965) ch. 9.

2.105 Eric Berne 1910-70

   Games people play: the psychology of human relationships.

   Title of book (1964)

   Human life [as]...mainly a process of filling in time until the arrival of
   death, or Santa Claus, with very little choice, if any, of what kind of
   business one is going to transact during the long wait, is a commonplace
   but not the final answer.

   'Games People Play' (1964) ch. 18

2.106 Lord Berners (George Hugh Tyrwhitt-Wilson, fourteenth Baron Berners) 1883-1950

   Always backing into the limelight.

   Of T. E. Lawrence (oral tradition)

2.107 Carl Bernstein 1944- and Bob Woodward 1943-

   All the President's men.

   Title of book on the Watergate scandal (1974)

2.108 Chuck Berry (Charles Edward Berry) 1926- or 1931-

   Roll over, Beethoven, and tell Tchaikovsky the news.

   'Roll Over, Beethoven' (1956 song)

2.109 John Berryman 1914-1972

   We must travel in the direction of our fear.

   'Poems' (1942) 'A Point of Age'

   Life, friends, is boring. We must not say so.

   '77 Dream Songs' (1964) no. 14

   And moreover my mother taught me as a boy
   (repeatingly) 'Ever to confess you're bored
   means you have no

   Inner Resources.' I conclude now I have no
   inner resources, because I am heavy bored.

   '77 Dream Songs' (1964) no. 14

   I seldom go to films. They are too exciting,
   said the Honourable Possum.

   '77 Dream Songs' (1964) no. 53

2.110 Charles Best

   Look how the pale Queen of the silent night
   Doth cause the Ocean to attend upon her,
   And he, as long as she is in his sight,
   With his full tide is ready her to honour.

   'Of the Moon' (1602) in N. Ault (ed.)  'Elizabethan Lyrics from the
   Original Texts' (1925)

2.111 Theobald von Bethmann Hollweg 1856-1921

   Just for a word 'neutrality'--a word which in wartime has so often been
   disregarded--just for a scrap of paper, Great Britain is going to make war
   on a kindred nation who desires nothing better than to be friends with

   Summary of a report by Sir E. Goschen to Sir Edward Grey in 'British
   Documents on Origins of the War 1898-1914' (1926) vol. 11, p. 351.  'The
   Diary of Edward Goschen 1900-1914' (1980) Appendix B for a discussion of
   the contentious origins of this statement

2.112 Sir John Betjeman 1906-84

   He sipped at a weak hock and seltzer
   As he gazed at the London skies
   Through the Nottingham lace of the curtains
   Or was it his bees-winged eyes?

   He rose, and he put down The Yellow Book.
   He staggered--and, terrible-eyed,
   He brushed past the palms on the staircase
   And was helped to a hansom outside.

   'The Arrest of Oscar Wilde at the Cadogan Hotel' (1937)

   And girls in slacks remember Dad,
   And oafish louts remember Mum,
   And sleepless children's hearts are glad,
   And Christmas-morning bells say 'Come!'
   Even to shining ones who dwell
   Safe in the Dorchester Hotel.

   And is it true? And is it true,
   This most tremendous tale of all,
   Seen in a stained-glass window's hue,
   A Baby in an ox's stall?
   The Maker of the stars and sea
   Become a Child on earth for me?

   'Christmas' (1954)

   Oh! Chintzy, Chintzy cheeriness,
   Half dead and half alive!

   'Death in Leamington' (1931)

   Spirits of well-shot woodcock, partridge, snipe
   Flutter and bear him up the Norfolk sky.

   'Death of King George V' (1937)

   Old men in country houses hear clocks ticking
   Over thick carpets with a deadened force.

   'Death of King George V' (1937)

   Old men who never cheated, never doubted,
   Communicated monthly, sit and stare
   At the new suburb stretched beyond the run-way
   Where a young man lands hatless from the air.

   'Death of King George V' (1937)

   Whist upon whist upon whist upon whist drive, in
     Institute, Legion and Social Club.
   Horny hands that hold the aces which this morning
     held the plough.

   'Dorset' (1937)

   Oh shall I see the Thames again?
   The prow-promoted gems again,
   As beefy ATS
   Without their hats
   Come shooting through the bridge?
   And 'cheerioh' or 'cheeri-bye'
   Across the waste of waters die
   And low the mists of evening lie
   And lightly skims the midge.

   'Henley-on-Thames' (1945)

   Phone for the fish-knives, Norman
   As Cook is a little unnerved;
   You kiddies have crumpled the serviettes
   And I must have things daintily served.

   'How to get on in Society' (1954)

   Milk and then just as it comes dear?
   I'm afraid the preserve's full of stones;
   Beg pardon, I'm soiling the doileys
   With afternoon tea-cakes and scones.

   'How to get on in Society' (1954)

   In the Garden City Caf‚ with its murals on the wall
   Before a talk on 'Sex and Civics' I meditated on the Fall.

   'Huxley Hall' (1954)

   The Church's Restoration
   In eighteen-eighty-three
   Has left for contemplation
   Not what there used to be.

   'Hymn' in 'Mount Zion' (1931)

   Think of what our Nation stands for,
   Books from Boots' and country lanes,
   Free speech, free passes, class distinction,
   Democracy and proper drains.
   Lord, put beneath Thy special care
   One-eighty-nine Cadogan Square.

   'In Westminster Abbey' (1940)

   In the licorice fields at Pontefract
   My love and I did meet
   And many a burdened licorice bush
   Was blooming round our feet;
   Red hair she had and golden skin,
   Her sulky lips were shaped for sin,
   Her sturdy legs were flannel-slack'd,
   The strongest legs in Pontefract.

   'The Licorice Fields at Pontefract' (1954)

   Belbroughton Road is bonny, and pinkly bursts the spray
   Of prunus and forsythia across the public way,
   For a full spring-tide of blossom seethed and departed hence,
   Leaving land-locked pools of jonquils by sunny garden fence.

   And a constant sound of flushing runneth from windows where
   The toothbrush too is airing in this new North Oxford air.

   'May-Day Song for North Oxford' (1945)

   Gaily into Ruislip Gardens
   Runs the red electric train,
   With a thousand Ta's and Pardon's
   Daintily alights Elaine;
   Hurries down the concrete station
   With a frown of concentration,
   Out into the outskirt's edges
   Where a few surviving hedges
   Keep alive our lost Elysium--rural Middlesex again.

   'Middlesex' (1954)

   Pam, I adore you, Pam, you great big mountainous sports girl,
   Whizzing them over the net, full of the strength of five:
   That old Malvernian brother, you zephyr and khaki shorts girl,
   Although he's playing for Woking,
   Can't stand up to your wonderful backhand drive.

   'Pot Pourri from a Surrey Garden' (1940)

   The gas was on in the Institute,
   The flare was up in the gymn,
   A man was running a mineral line,
   A lass was singing a hymn,
   When Captain Webb the Dawley man,
   Captain Webb from Dawley,
   Came swimming along in the old canal
   That carries the bricks to Lewley.

   'A Shropshire Lad' (1940)

   Come, friendly bombs, and fall on Slough!
   It isn't fit for humans now,
   There isn't grass to graze a cow.
   Swarm over, Death!

   'Slough' (1937)

   Miss J. Hunter Dunn, Miss J. Hunter Dunn,
   Furnish'd and burnish'd by Aldershot sun,
   What strenuous singles we played after tea,
   We in the tournament--you against me.

   Love-thirty, love-forty, oh! weakness of joy,
   The speed of a swallow, the grace of a boy,
   With carefullest carelessness, gaily you won,
   I am weak from your loveliness, Joan Hunter Dunn.

   Miss Joan Hunter Dunn, Miss Joan Hunter Dunn,
   How mad I am, sad I am, glad that you won.
   The warm-handled racket is back in its press,
   But my shock-headed victor, she loves me no less.

   'A Subaltern's Love-Song' (1945)

   By roads 'not adopted', by woodlanded ways,
   She drove to the club in the late summer haze,
   Into nine-o'clock Camberley, heavy with bells
   And mushroomy, pine-woody, evergreen smells.

   Miss Joan Hunter Dunn, Miss Joan Hunter Dunn,
   I can hear from the car-park the dance has begun.
   Oh! full Surrey twilight! importunate band!
   Oh! strongly adorable tennis-girl's hand!

   'Subaltern's Love-Song' (1945)

   The dread of beatings! Dread of being late!
   And, greatest dread of all, the dread of games!

   'Summoned by Bells' (1960) ch. 7

   There was sun enough for lazing upon beaches,
   There was fun enough for far into the night.
   But I'm dying now and done for,
   What on earth was all the fun for?
   For God's sake keep that sunlight out of sight.

   'Sun and Fun' (1954)

   Broad of Church and 'broad of Mind',
   Broad before and broad behind,
   A keen ecclesiologist,
   A rather dirty Wykehamist.

   'The Wykehamist' (1931)

   Ghastly good taste, or a depressing story of the rise and fall of English

   Title of book (1933)

2.113 Aneurin Bevan 1897-1960

   This island is made mainly of coal and surrounded by fish. Only an
   organizing genius could produce a shortage of coal and fish at the same

   Speech at Blackpool 24 May 1945, in 'Daily Herald' 25 May 1945

   No amount of cajolery, and no attempts at ethical or social seduction, can
   eradicate from my heart a deep burning hatred for the Tory Party...So far
   as I am concerned they are lower than vermin.

   Speech at Manchester, 4 July 1948, in 'The Times' 5 July 1948

   The language of priorities is the religion of Socialism.

   Speech at Labour Party Conference in Blackpool, 8 June 1949, in 'Report of
   the 48th Annual Conference' (1949) p. 172

   Why read the crystal when he can read the book?

   Referring to Robert Boothby during a debate on the Sterling Exchange Rate,
   'Hansard' 29 September 1949, col. 319

   [Winston Churchill] does not talk the language of the 20th century but
   that of the 18th. He is still fighting Blenheim all over again. His only
   answer to a difficult situation is send a gun-boat.

   Speech at Labour Party Conference, Scarborough, 2 October 1951, in 'Daily
   Herald' 3 October 1951

   I am not going to spend any time whatsoever in attacking the Foreign
   Secretary...If we complain about the tune, there is no reason to attack
   the monkey when the organ grinder is present.

   During a debate on the Suez crisis, 'Hansard' 16 May 1957, col. 680

   If you carry this resolution you will send Britain's Foreign Secretary
   naked into the conference chamber.

   Speech at Labour Party Conference in Brighton, 3 October 1957, against a
   motion proposing unilateral nuclear disarmament by the UK, in 'Daily
   Herald' 4 October 1957

   Listening to a speech by Chamberlain is like paying a visit to
   Woolworth's: everything in its place and nothing above sixpence.

   In Michael Foot 'Aneurin Bevan' (1962) vol. 1, ch. 8

   I know that the right kind of leader for the Labour Party is a desiccated
   calculating machine who must not in any way permit himself to be swayed by
   indignation. If he sees suffering, privation or injustice he must not
   allow it to move him, for that would be evidence of the lack of proper
   education or of absence of self-control. He must speak in calm and
   objective accents and talk about a dying child in the same way as he would
   about the pieces inside an internal combustion engine.

   In Michael Foot 'Aneurin Bevan' (1973) vol. 2, ch. 11

   Damn it all, you can't have the crown of thorns and the thirty pieces of

   In Michael Foot 'Aneurin Bevan' (1973) vol. 2, ch. 13

   We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road. They
   get run down.

   In 'Observer' 6 December 1953

   I read the newspapers avidly. It is my one form of continuous fiction.

   In 'The Times' 29 March 1960

2.114 William Henry Beveridge (First Baron Beveridge) 1879-1963

   Ignorance is an evil weed, which dictators may cultivate among their
   dupes, but which no democracy can afford among its citizens.

   'Full Employment in a Free Society' (1944) pt. 7

   The object of government in peace and in war is not the glory of rulers or
   of races, but the happiness of the common man.

   'Social Insurance and Allied Services' (1942) pt. 7

   Want is one only of five giants on the road of reconstruction...the others
   are Disease, Ignorance, Squalor and Idleness.

   'Social Insurance and Allied Services' (1942) pt. 7

   The state is or can be master of money, but in a free society it is master
   of very little else.

   'Voluntary Action' (1948) ch. 12

2.115 Ernest Bevin 1881-1951

   The most conservative man in this world is the British Trade Unionist when
   you want to change him.

   Speech, 8 September 1927, in 'Report of Proceedings of the Trades Union
   Congress' (1927) p. 298

   I hope you will carry no resolution of an emergency character telling a
   man with a conscience like Lansbury what he ought to do...It is placing
   the Executive in an absolutely wrong position to be taking your conscience
   round from body to body to be told what you ought to do with it.

   'Labour Party Conference Report' (1935)

   There never has been a war yet which, if the facts had been put calmly
   before the ordinary folk, could not have been prevented...The common man,
   I think, is the great protection against war.

   'Hansard' 23 November 1945, col. 786

   My [foreign] policy is to be able to take a ticket at Victoria Station and
   go anywhere I damn well please.

   In 'Spectator' 20 April 1951, p. 514

   If you open that Pandora's Box, you never know what Trojan 'orses will
   jump out.

   On the Council of Europe, in Sir Roderick Barclay 'Ernest Bevin and
   Foreign Office' (1975) ch. 3

   I didn't ought never to have done it. It was you, Willie, what put me up
   to it.

   To Lord Strang, after officially recognizing Communist China, in C.
   Parrott 'Serpent and Nightingale' (1977) ch. 3

2.116 The Bible

2.116.1 Authorized Version

   See also The Book of Common Prayer for the Psalms (4.93) in Volume II

   Upon the setting of that bright Occidental Star, Queen Elizabeth of most
   happy memory.

   The Epistle Dedicatory

   The appearance of Your Majesty, as of the Sun in his strength.

   The Epistle Dedicatory

2.116.2 Old Testament
=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Genesis

   In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was
   without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And
   the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
   And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

   Genesis ch. 1, v. 1

   And the evening and the morning were the first day.

   Genesis ch. 1, v. 5

   And God saw that it was good.

   Genesis ch. 1, v. 10

   And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the
   lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.

   Genesis ch. 1, v. 16

   And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let
   them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air,
   and over the cattle, and over all the earth and over every creeping thing
   that creepeth upon the earth.

   Genesis ch. 1, v. 26

   Male and female created he them.

   Genesis ch. 1, v. 27

   Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it.

   Genesis ch. 1, v. 28

   And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into
   his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
   And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden.

   Genesis ch. 2, v. 7

   And out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is
   pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the
   midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

   Genesis ch. 2, v. 9

   But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of
   it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

   Genesis ch. 2, v. 17

   It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet
   for him.

   Genesis ch. 2, v. 18

   And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and
   he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
   And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman.

   Genesis ch. 2, v. 21

   This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called
   Woman, because she was taken out of Man.

   Genesis ch. 2, v. 23

   Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave
   unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

   Genesis ch. 2, v. 24

   Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field.

   Genesis ch. 3, v. 1

   Ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

   Genesis ch. 3, v. 5

   And they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
   And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool
   of the day.

   Genesis ch. 3, v. 7 ('and made themselves breeches' in the Genevan Bible
   (1560), also known as the 'Breeches Bible' for that reason.

   The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I
   did eat.

   Genesis ch. 3, v. 12

   What is this that thou hast done?

   Genesis ch. 3, v. 13

   The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.

   Genesis ch. 3, v. 13

   It shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

   Genesis ch. 3, v. 15

   In sorrow thou shalt bring forth children.

   Genesis ch. 3, v. 16

   In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread.

   Genesis ch. 3, v. 19

   For dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.

   Genesis ch. 3, v. 19

   The mother of all living.

   Genesis ch. 3, v. 20

   Am I my brother's keeper?

   Genesis ch. 4, v. 9

   The voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground.

   Genesis ch. 4, v. 10

   My punishment is greater than I can bear.

   Genesis ch. 4, v. 13

   And the Lord set a mark upon Cain.

   Genesis ch. 4, v. 15

   And Cain went out from the presence of the Lord, and dwelt in the land of
   Nod, on the east of Eden.

   Genesis ch. 4, v. 16

   And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.

   Genesis ch. 5, v. 24

   And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years: and
   he died.

   Genesis ch. 5, v. 27

   And Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

   Genesis ch. 5, v. 32

   There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when
   the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children
   to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.

   Genesis ch. 6, v. 4

   There went in two and two unto Noah into the Ark, the male and the female.

   Genesis ch. 7, v. 9

   But the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot.

   Genesis ch. 8, v. 9

   For the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth.

   Genesis ch. 8, v. 21

   While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and
   summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

   Genesis ch. 8, v. 22

   At the hand of every man's brother will I require the life of man.

   Genesis ch. 9, v. 5

   Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed.

   Genesis ch. 9, v. 6

   I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant
   between me and the earth. And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud
   over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud.

   Genesis ch. 9, v. 13

   Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the Lord.

   Genesis ch. 10, v. 9

   Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between thee and me...for we be

   Genesis ch. 13, v. 8

   An horror of great darkness fell upon him.

   Genesis ch. 15, v. 12

   Thou shalt be buried in a good old age.

   Genesis ch. 15, v. 15

   His [Ishmael's] hand will be against every man, and every man's hand
   against him.

   Genesis ch. 16, v. 12

   Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it ceased to
   be with Sarah after the manner of women.

   Genesis ch. 18, v. 11

   Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right.

   Genesis ch. 18, v. 25

   But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.

   Genesis ch. 19, v. 26

   Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest.

   Genesis ch. 22, v. 2

   My son, God will provide himself a lamb.

   Genesis ch. 22, v. 8

   Behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns.

   Genesis ch. 22, v. 13

   Esau selleth his birthright for a mess of potage.

   Heading to ch. 25 in Genevan Bible (1560).

   Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man,
   dwelling in tents.

   Genesis ch. 25, v. 27

   And he sold his birthright unto Jacob.

   Genesis ch. 25, v. 33

   Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man.

   Genesis ch. 27, v. 11

   The voice is Jacob's voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau.

   Genesis ch. 27, v. 22

   Thy brother came with subtilty, and hath taken away thy blessing.

   Genesis ch. 27, v. 35

   And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it
   reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending
   on it.

   Genesis ch. 28, v. 12

   Surely the Lord is in this place; and I knew it not.

   Genesis ch. 28, v. 16

   This is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.

   Genesis ch. 28, v. 17

   And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto him but a
   few days, for the love he had to her.

   Genesis ch. 29, v. 20

   The Lord watch between me and thee, when we are absent one from another.

   Genesis ch. 31, v. 49

   There wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.
   And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow
   of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was out of joint, as he
   wrestled with him.

   Genesis ch. 32, v. 24

   I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.

   Genesis ch. 32, v. 26

   For I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.

   Genesis ch. 32, v. 30

   Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son
   of his old age; and he made him a coat of many colours.

   Genesis ch. 37, v. 3

   Behold, your sheaves stood round about, and made obeisance to my sheaf.

   Genesis ch. 37, v. 7

   Behold, this dreamer cometh.

   Genesis ch. 37, v. 19

   Some evil beast hath devoured him.

   Genesis ch. 37, v. 20

   And she caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me; and he left his
   garment in her hand, and fled.

   Genesis ch. 39, v. 12

   And the lean and the ill favoured kine did eat up the first seven fat

   Genesis ch. 41, v. 20

   And the thin ears devoured the seven good ears.

   Genesis ch. 41, v. 24

   Jacob saw that there was corn in Egypt.

   Genesis ch. 42, v. 1

   Ye are spies; to see the nakedness of the land ye are come.

   Genesis ch. 42, v. 9

   My son shall not go down with you; for his brother is dead, and he is left
   alone:  if mischief befell him by the way in which ye go, then shall ye
   bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave.

   Genesis ch. 42, v. 38

   Ye shall eat the fat of the land.

   Genesis ch. 45, v. 18

   See that ye fall not out by the way.

   Genesis ch. 45, v. 24

   Few and evil have the days of the years of my life been.

   Genesis ch. 47, v. 9

   Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel.

   Genesis ch. 49, v. 4 Exodus

   Now there arose up a new king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph.

   Exodus ch. 1, v. 8

   She took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime.

   Exodus ch. 2, v. 3

   Who made thee a prince and a judge over us?

   Exodus ch. 2, v. 14

   I have been a stranger in a strange land.

   Exodus ch. 2, v. 22.  See Exodus ch. 18, v. 3

   Behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.

   Exodus ch. 3, v. 2

   Put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest
   is holy ground.

   Exodus ch. 3, v. 5

   And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God.

   Exodus ch. 3, v. 6

   A land flowing with milk and honey.

   Exodus ch. 3, v. 8


   Exodus ch. 3, v. 14

   The Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and
   the God of Jacob.

   Exodus ch. 3, v. 15

   But I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.

   Exodus ch. 4, v. 10

   I know not the Lord, neither will I let Israel go.

   Exodus ch. 5, v. 2

   And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and multiply my signs and my wonders in
   the land of Egypt.

   Exodus ch. 7, v. 3

   Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods.
   And he hardened Pharaoh's heart, that he hearkened not.

   Exodus ch. 7, v. 12

   Let my people go.

   Exodus ch. 7, v. 16

   A boil breaking forth with blains.

   Exodus ch. 9, v. 10

   Stretch out thine hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the
   land of Egypt, even darkness which may be felt.

   Exodus ch. 10, v. 21

   Your lamb shall be without blemish.

   Exodus ch. 12, v. 5

   And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and
   unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it.
   Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire; his
   head with his legs, and with the purtenance thereof.

   Exodus ch. 12, v. 8

   With your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your
   hand; and ye shall eat it in haste; it is the Lord's passover.
   For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all
   the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast.

   Exodus ch. 12, v. 11

   And Pharaoh rose up in the night, he, and all his servants, and all the
   Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt; for there was not a house
   where there was not one dead.

   Exodus ch. 12, v. 30

   And they spoiled the Egyptians.

   Exodus ch. 12, v. 36

   And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them
   the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light.

   Exodus ch. 13, v. 21

   The Lord is a man of war.

   Exodus ch. 15, v. 3

   Would to God we had died by the hand of the Lord in the land of Egypt,
   when we sat by the flesh pots, and when we did eat bread to the full.

   Exodus ch. 16, v. 3

   And God spake all these words, saying,
   I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt,
   out of the house of bondage.
   Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
   Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any
   thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is
   in the water under the earth:
   Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord
   thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the
   children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
   And showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my
   Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord
   will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
   Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
   Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:
   But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt
   not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor
   thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy
   For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in
   them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blest the sabbath
   day, and hallowed it.
   Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land
   which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
   Thou shalt not kill.
   Thou shalt not commit adultery.
   Thou shalt not steal.
   Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
   Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy
   neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor
   his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.

   Exodus ch. 20, v. 1

   Life for life,
   Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,
   Burning for burning, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.

   Exodus ch. 21, v. 23

   Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.

   Exodus ch. 22, v. 18

   Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother's milk.

   Exodus ch. 23, v. 19

   And thou shalt put in the breastplate of judgment the Urim and the

   (Sacred symbols worn on the breastplate of the high priest) Exodus ch. 28,
   v. 30

   These be thy gods, O Israel.

   Exodus ch. 32, v. 4

   And the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play.

   Exodus ch. 32, v. 6

   I will not go up in the midst of thee; for thou art a stiffnecked people:
   lest I consume thee in the way.

   Exodus ch. 33, v. 3

   There shall no man see me and live.

   Exodus ch. 33, v. 20 Leviticus

   And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be cloven-footed, yet he
   cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you.

   Leviticus ch. 11, v. 7

   Let him go for a scapegoat into the wilderness.

   Leviticus ch. 16, v. 10

   Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

   Leviticus ch. 19, v. 18. See St Matthew ch. 19, v. 19 Numbers

   The Lord bless thee, and keep thee:
   The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee:
   The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.

   Numbers ch. 6, v. 24

   These are the names of the men which Moses sent to spy out the land.

   Numbers ch. 13, v. 16

   And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants:
   and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their

   Numbers ch. 13, v. 33

   And Israel smote him with the edge of the sword, and possessed his land.

   Numbers ch. 21, v. 24

   He whom thou blessest is blessed, and he whom thou cursest is cursed.

   Numbers ch. 22, v. 6

   God is not a man, that he should lie.

   Numbers ch. 23, v. 19

   What hath God wrought!

   Numbers ch. 23, v. 23. Quoted by Samuel Morse in the first electric
   telegraph message, Washington, 24 May 1844

   I called thee to curse mine enemies, and, behold, thou hast altogether
   blessed them these three times.

   Numbers ch. 24, v. 10

   Be sure your sin will find you out.

   Numbers ch. 32, v. 23 Deuteronomy

   I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day.

   Deuteronomy ch. 4, v. 26

   Remember that thou wast a servant in the land of Egypt, and that the Lord
   thy God brought thee out thence through a mighty hand and by a stretched
   out arm.

   Deuteronomy ch. 5, v. 15

   Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord.

   Deuteronomy ch. 6, v. 4

   For the Lord thy God is a jealous God.

   Deuteronomy ch. 6, v. 15.

   Man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of
   the mouth of the Lord doth man live.

   Deuteronomy ch. 8, v. 3.

   If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams...Thou shalt
   not hearken.

   Deuteronomy ch. 13, v. 1

   If thy brother, the son of thy mother, or thy son, or thy daughter, or the
   wife of thy bosom, or thy friend, which is as thine own soul, entice thee
   secretly...Thou shalt not consent.

   Deuteronomy ch. 13, v. 6

   Thou shalt not muzzle the ox when he treadeth out the corn.

   Deuteronomy ch. 25, v. 4

   Cursed be he that removeth his neighbour's landmark.

   Deuteronomy ch. 27, v. 17

   In the morning thou shalt say, Would God it were even! and at even thou
   shalt say, Would God it were morning!

   Deuteronomy ch. 28, v. 67

   The secret things belong unto the Lord our God.

   Deuteronomy ch. 29, v. 29

   I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore
   choose life that both thou and thy seed may live.

   Deuteronomy ch. 30, v. 19

   He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; he led
   him about, he instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye.

   Deuteronomy ch. 32, v. 10

   For they are a very froward generation, children in whom is no faith.

   Deuteronomy ch. 32, v. 20

   I will heap mischiefs upon them; I will spend mine arrows upon them.

   Deuteronomy ch. 32, v. 23

   The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.

   Deuteronomy ch. 33, v. 27

   No man knoweth of his [Moses'] sepulchre unto this day.

   Deuteronomy ch. 34, v. 6 Joshua

   As I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor
   forsake thee.

   Joshua ch. 1, v. 5

   Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed:
   for the Lord thy God is with thee, whithersoever thou goest.

   Joshua ch. 1, v. 9

   This line of scarlet thread.

   Joshua ch. 2, v. 18

   All the Israelites passed over on dry ground.

   Joshua ch. 3, v. 17

   When the people heard the sound of the trumpet, and the people shouted
   with a great shout, that the wall fell down flat, so that the people went
   up into the city.

   Joshua ch. 6, v. 20

   Let them live; but let them be hewers of wood and drawers of water unto
   all the congregation.

   Joshua ch. 9, v. 21

   Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of

   Joshua ch. 10, v. 12

   I am going the way of all the earth.

   Joshua ch. 23, v. 14 Judges

   He delivered them into the hands of spoilers.

   Judges ch. 2, v. 14

   Then Jael Heber's wife took a nail of the tent, and took an hammer in her
   hand, and went softly unto him, and smote the nail into his temples, and
   fastened it into the ground: for he was fast asleep and weary.

   Judges ch. 4, v. 21

   I arose a mother in Israel.

   Judges ch. 5, v. 7

   The stars in their courses fought against Sisera.

   Judges ch. 5, v. 20

   He asked water, and she gave him milk; she brought forth butter in a
   lordly dish.

   Judges ch. 5, v. 25

   At her feet he bowed, he fell, he lay down.

   Judges ch. 5, v. 27

   The mother of Sisera looked out at a window, and cried through the
   lattice, Why is his chariot so long in coming? why tarry the wheels of his

   Judges ch. 5, v. 28

   Have they not divided the prey; to every man a damsel or two?

   Judges ch. 5, v. 30

   The Lord is with thee, thou mighty man of valour.

   Judges ch. 6, v. 12

   The Spirit of the Lord came upon Gideon, and he blew a trumpet.

   Judges ch. 6, v. 34

   The host of Midian was beneath him in the valley.

   Judges ch. 7, v. 8

   Is not the gleaning of the grapes of Ephraim better than the vintage of

   Judges ch. 8, v. 2

   Faint, yet pursuing.

   Judges ch. 8, v. 4

   Let fire come out of the bramble and devour the cedars of Lebanon.

   Judges ch. 9, v. 15

   Then said they unto him, Say now Shibboleth: and he said Sibboleth: for he
   could not frame to pronounce it right. Then they took him, and slew him.

   Judges ch. 12, v. 6

   Out of the eater came forth meat, and out of the strong came forth

   Judges ch. 14, v. 14

   If ye had not plowed with my heifer, ye had not found out my riddle.

   Judges ch. 14, v. 18

   He smote them hip and thigh.

   Judges ch. 15, v. 8

   With the jawbone of an ass, heaps upon heaps, with the jaw of an ass have
   I slain a thousand men.

   Judges ch. 15, v. 16

   The Philistines be upon thee, Samson.

   Judges ch. 16, v. 9

   He wist not that the Lord was departed from him.

   Judges ch. 16, v. 20

   He did grind in the prison house.

   Judges ch. 16, v. 21

   The dead which he slew at his death were more than they which he slew in
   his life.

   Judges ch. 16, v. 30

   In those days there was no king in Israel, but every man did that which
   was right in his own eyes.

   Judges ch. 17, v. 6

   From Dan even to Beer-sheba.

   Judges ch. 20, v. 1

   The people arose as one man.

   Judges ch. 20, v. 8 Ruth

   Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for
   whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy
   people shall be my people, and thy God my God:
   Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the Lord do so
   to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me.

   Ruth ch. 1, v. 16 1 Samuel

   All the increase of thy house shall die in the flower of their age.

   1 Samuel ch. 2, v. 33

   The Lord called Samuel: and he answered, Here am I.

   1 Samuel ch. 3, v. 4

   Here am I; for thou calledst me. And he said, I called not; lie down

   1 Samuel ch. 3, v. 5

   Speak, Lord; for thy servant heareth.

   1 Samuel ch. 3, v. 9

   The ears of every one that heareth it shall tingle.

   1 Samuel ch. 3, v. 11

   Quit yourselves like men, and fight.

   1 Samuel ch. 4, v. 9

   He fell from off the seat backward by the side of the gate, and his neck

   1 Samuel ch. 4, v. 18

   And she named the child I-chabod, saying, The glory is departed from

   1 Samuel ch. 4, v. 21

   Is Saul also among the prophets?

   1 Samuel ch. 10, v. 11

   God save the king.

   1 Samuel ch. 10, v. 24

   A man after his own heart.

   1 Samuel ch. 13, v. 14

   Come up to us and we will shew you a thing.

   1 Samuel ch. 14, v. 12

   I did but taste a little honey with the end of the rod that was in mine
   hand, and, lo, I must die.

   1 Samuel ch. 14, v. 43

   To obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.
   For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft.

   1 Samuel ch. 15, v. 22

   Agag came unto him delicately. And Agag said, Surely the bitterness of
   death is past.

   1 Samuel ch. 15, v. 32

   For the Lord seeth not as man seeth: for man looketh on the outward
   appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.

   1 Samuel ch. 16, v. 7

   Now he was ruddy, and withal of a beautiful countenance, and goodly to
   look to.

   1 Samuel ch. 16, v. 12

   I know thy pride, and the naughtiness of thine heart.

   1 Samuel ch. 17, v. 28

   Let no man's heart fail because of him.

   1 Samuel ch. 17, v. 32

   Go, and the Lord be with thee.

   1 Samuel ch. 17, v. 37

   And he took his staff in his hand and chose him five smooth stones out of
   the brook.

   1 Samuel ch. 17, v. 40

   Am I a dog, that thou comest to me with staves?

   1 Samuel ch. 17, v. 43

   Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands.

   1 Samuel ch. 18, v. 7

   And Saul said, God hath delivered him into mine hand.

   1 Samuel ch. 23, v. 7

   Behold, I have played the fool, and have erred exceedingly.

   1 Samuel ch. 26, v. 21 2 Samuel

   The beauty of Israel is slain upon thy high places: how are the mighty
   Tell it not in Gath, publish it not in the streets of Askelon; lest the
   daughters of the Philistines rejoice, lest the daughters of the
   uncircumcised triumph.
   Ye mountains of Gilboa, let there be no dew, neither let there be rain,
   upon you, nor fields of offerings: for there the shield of the mighty is
   vilely cast away.

   2 Samuel ch. 1, v. 19

   Saul and Jonathan were lovely and pleasant in their lives, and in their
   death they were not divided:  they were swifter than eagles, they were
   stronger than lions.
   Ye daughters of Israel, weep over Saul, who clothed you in scarlet, with
   other delights, who put on ornaments of gold upon your apparel.
   How are the mighty fallen in the midst of the battle! O Jonathan, thou
   wast slain in thine high places.  I am distressed for thee, my brother
   Jonathan: very pleasant hast thou been unto me: thy love to me was
   wonderful, passing the love of women.
   How are the mighty fallen, and the weapons of war perished!

   2 Samuel ch. 1, v. 23

   And David danced before the Lord with all his might.

   2 Samuel ch. 6, v. 14

   Set ye Uriah in the forefront of the hottest battle, and retire ye from
   him, that he may be smitten, and die.

   2 Samuel ch. 11, v. 15

   The poor man had nothing, save one little ewe lamb.

   2 Samuel ch. 12, v. 3

   Thou art the man.

   2 Samuel ch. 12, v. 7

   While the child was yet alive, I fasted and wept...But now he is dead,
   wherefore should I fast? can I bring him back again? I shall go to him but
   he shall not return to me.

   2 Samuel ch. 12, v. 22

   For we needs must die, and are as water spilt on the ground, which cannot
   be gathered up again; neither doth God respect any person.

   2 Samuel ch. 14, v. 14

   Come out, come out, thou bloody man, thou son of Belial.

   2 Samuel ch. 16, v. 7

   And when Ahithophel saw that his counsel was not followed, he saddled his
   ass, and arose, and gat him home to his house, to his city, and put his
   household in order, and hanged himself.

   2 Samuel ch. 17, v. 23

   And the king was much moved, and went up to the chamber above the gate,
   and wept: and as he went, thus he said, O my son Absalom, my son, my son
   Absalom! would God I had died for thee, O Absalom, my son, my son!

   2 Samuel ch. 18, v. 33

   By my God have I leaped over a wall.

   2 Samuel ch. 22, v. 30

   David...the sweet psalmist of Israel.

   2 Samuel ch. 23, v. 1

   Went in jeopardy of their lives.

   2 Samuel ch. 23, v. 17 1 Kings

   And Zadok the priest took an horn of oil out of the tabernacle, and
   anointed Solomon.  And they blew the trumpet; and all the people said, God
   save king Solomon.

   1 Kings ch. 1, v. 39

   Then will I cut off Israel out of the land which I have given them; and
   this house, which I have hallowed for my name, will I cast out of my
   sight; and Israel shall be a proverb and a byword among all people.

   1 Kings ch. 9, v. 7

   And when the queen of Sheba had seen all Solomon's wisdom...there was no
   more spirit in her.

   1 Kings ch. 10, v. 4

   Behold, the half was not told me.

   1 Kings ch. 10, v. 7

   Once in three years came the navy of Tharshish, bringing gold, and silver,
   ivory, and apes, and peacocks.

   1 Kings ch. 10, v. 22

   But king Solomon loved many strange women.

   1 Kings ch. 11, v. 1

   My little finger shall be thicker than my father's loins.

   1 Kings ch. 12, v. 10

   My father hath chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with

   1 Kings ch. 12, v. 11

   To your tents, O Israel: now see to thine own house, David.

   1 Kings ch. 12, v. 16

   He slept with his fathers.

   1 Kings ch. 14, v. 20

   He went and dwelt by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan.
   And the ravens brought him bread and flesh in the morning, and bread and
   flesh in the evening; and he drank of the brook.

   1 Kings ch. 17, v. 5

   An handful of meal in a barrel, and a little oil in a cruse.

   1 Kings ch. 17, v. 12

   How long halt ye between two opinions?

   1 Kings ch. 18, v. 21

   He is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or peradventure
   he sleepeth, and must be awaked.

   1 Kings ch. 18, v. 27

   There is a sound of abundance of rain.

   1 Kings ch. 18, v. 41

   There ariseth a little cloud out of the sea, like a man's hand.

   1 Kings ch. 18, v. 44

   He girded up his loins, and ran before Ahab.

   1 Kings ch. 18, v. 46

   He himself went a day's journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down
   under a juniper tree.

   1 Kings ch. 19, v. 4

   But the Lord was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but
   the Lord was not in the earthquake:
   And after the earthquake a fire: but the Lord was not in the fire: and
   after the fire a still small voice.

   1 Kings ch. 19, v. 11

   Elijah passed by him, and cast his mantle upon him.

   1 Kings ch. 19, v. 19

   Let not him that girdeth on his harness boast himself as he that putteth
   it off.

   1 Kings ch. 20, v. 11

   Naboth the Jezreelite had a vineyard, which was in Jezreel, hard by the
   palace of Ahab King of Samaria.
   And Ahab spake unto Naboth, saying, Give me thy vineyard, that I may have
   it for a garden of herbs, because it is near unto my house.

   1 Kings ch. 21, v. 1

   Hast thou found me, O mine enemy?

   1 Kings ch. 21, v. 20

   I saw all Israel scattered upon the hills, as sheep that have not a

   1 Kings ch. 22, v. 17

   Feed him with bread of affliction and with water of affliction, until I
   come in peace.
   And Micaiah said, If thou return at all in peace, the Lord hath not spoken
   by me.

   1 Kings ch. 22, v. 27

   And a certain man drew a bow at a venture, and smote the king of Israel
   between the joints of the harness.

   1 Kings ch. 22, v. 34 2 Kings

   Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.
   And Elisha saw it, and he cried, My father, my father, the chariot of
   Israel, and the horsemen thereof.

   2 Kings ch. 2, v. 11

   The spirit of Elijah doth rest on Elisha.

   2 Kings ch. 2, v. 15

   Go up, thou bald head.

   2 Kings ch. 2, v. 23

   Is it well with the child? And she answered, It is well.

   2 Kings ch. 4, v. 26

   There is death in the pot.

   2 Kings ch. 4, v. 40

   He shall know that there is a prophet in Israel.

   2 Kings ch. 5, v. 8

   Are not Abana and Pharpar, rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters
   of Israel?

   2 Kings ch. 5, v. 12

   I bow myself in the house of Rimmon.

   2 Kings ch. 5, v. 18

   Whence comest thou, Gehazi?

   2 Kings ch. 5, v. 25

   Is thy servant a dog, that he should do this great thing?

   2 Kings ch. 8, v. 13

   Is it peace? And Jehu said, What hast thou to do with peace? turn thee
   behind me.

   2 Kings ch. 9, v. 18

   The driving is like the driving of Jehu, the son of Nimshi; for he driveth

   2 Kings ch. 9, v. 20

   She painted her face, and tired her head, and looked out at a window.

   2 Kings ch. 9, v. 30

   Had Zimri peace, who slew his master?

   2 Kings ch. 9, v. 31

   Who is on my side? who?

   2 Kings ch. 9, v. 32

   They found no more of her than the skull, and the feet, and the palms of
   her hands.

   2 Kings ch. 9, v. 35

   Thou trustest upon the staff of this bruised reed, even upon Egypt, on
   which if a man lean, it will go into his hand, and pierce it.

   2 Kings ch. 18, v. 21 1 Chronicles

   For we are strangers before thee, and sojourners, as were all our fathers:
   our days on the earth are as a shadow, and there is none abiding.

   1 Chronicles ch. 29, v. 15

   He died in a good old age, full of days, riches, and honour.

   1 Chronicles ch. 29, v. 28 Nehemiah

   Every one with one of his hands wrought in the work, and with the other
   hand held a weapon.

   Nehemiah ch. 4, v. 17 Esther

   And if I perish, I perish.

   Esther ch. 4, v. 16

   Thus shall it be done to the man whom the king delighteth to honour.

   Esther ch. 6, v. 6

   Behold also, the gallows fifty cubits high.

   Esther ch. 7, v. 9 Job

   The sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan came
   also among them.
   And the Lord said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the
   Lord, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up
   and down in it.

   Job ch. 1, v. 6

   Doth Job fear God for naught?

   Job ch. 1, v. 9

   The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the

   Job ch. 1, v. 21

   All that a man hath will he give for his life.

   Job ch. 2, v. 4

   And he took him a potsherd to scrape himself withal.

   Job ch. 2, v. 8

   Curse God, and die.

   Job ch. 2, v. 9

   Let the day perish wherein I was born, and the night in which it was said,
   There is a man child conceived.

   Job ch. 3, v. 3

   For now should I have lain still and been quiet, I should have slept: then
   had I been at rest,
   With kings and counsellors of the earth, which built desolate places for

   Job ch. 3, v. 13

   There the wicked cease from troubling, and there the weary be at rest.

   Job ch. 3, v. 17

   Wherefore is light given to him that is in misery, and life unto the
   bitter in soul?

   Job ch. 3, v. 20

   Then a spirit passed before my face; the hair of my flesh stood up.

   Job ch. 4, v. 15

   Shall mortal man be more just than God? shall a man be more pure than his

   Job ch. 4, v. 17

   Man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.

   Job ch. 5, v. 7

   My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle.

   Job ch. 7, v. 6

   He shall return no more to his house, neither shall his place know him any

   Job ch. 7, v. 10

   Let me alone, that I may take comfort a little,
   Before I go whence I shall not return, even to the land of darkness and
   the shadow of death.

   Job ch. 10, v. 20

   A land...where the light is as darkness.

   Job ch. 10, v. 22

   Canst thou by searching find out God?

   Job ch. 11, v. 7

   No doubt but ye are the people, and wisdom shall die with you.

   Job ch. 12, v. 2

   With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding.

   Job ch. 12, v. 12

   Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own
   ways before him.

   Job ch. 13, v. 15

   Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble.
   He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a
   shadow, and continueth not.

   Job ch. 14, v. 1.

   Miserable comforters are ye all.

   Job ch. 16, v. 2

   I also could speak as ye do: if your soul were in my soul's stead.

   Job ch. 16, v. 4

   I am escaped with the skin of my teeth.

   Job ch. 19, v. 20

   Oh that my words were now written! oh that they were printed in a book!

   Job ch. 19, v. 23

   I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day
   upon the earth:
   And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I
   see God.

   Job ch. 19, v. 25

   Ye should say, Why persecute we him, seeing the root of the matter is
   found in me?

   Job ch. 19, v. 28

   But where shall wisdom be found? and where is the place of understanding?

   Job ch. 28, v. 12

   The price of wisdom is above rubies.

   Job ch. 28, v. 18

   I was eyes to the blind, and feet was I to the lame.

   Job ch. 29, v. 15

   For I know that thou wilt bring me to death, and to the house appointed
   for all living.

   Job ch. 30, v. 23

   I am a brother to dragons, and a companion to owls.

   Job ch. 30, v.29

   My desire is...that mine adversary had written a book.

   Job ch. 31, v. 35

   Great men are not always wise.

   Job ch. 32, v. 9

   He multiplieth words without knowledge.

   Job ch. 35, v. 16

   Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?

   Job ch. 38, v. 2

   Gird up now thy loins like a man.

   Job ch. 38, v. 3

   Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou
   hast understanding.

   Job ch. 38, v. 4

   When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for

   Job ch. 38, v. 7

   Hath the rain a father? or who hath begotten the drops of dew?

   Job ch. 38, v. 28

   Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of

   Job ch. 38, v. 31

   He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth in his strength: he goeth on to
   meet the armed men.

   Job ch. 39, v. 21

   He swalloweth the ground with fierceness and rage: neither believeth he
   that it is the sound of the trumpet.
   He saith among the trumpets, Ha, ha; and he smelleth the battle afar off,
   the thunder of the captains, and the shouting.

   Job ch. 39, v. 24

   Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee; he eateth grass as an ox.

   Job ch. 40, v. 15

   He is the chief of the ways of God: he that made him can make his sword to
   approach unto him.

   Job ch. 40, v. 19

   He lieth under the shady trees, in the covert of the reed, and fens.
   The shady trees cover him with their shadow; the willows of the brook
   compass him about.
   Behold, he drinketh up a river, and hasteth not.

   Job ch. 40, v. 21

   Canst thou draw out leviathan with an hook?

   Job ch. 41, v. 1

   I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth

   Job ch. 42, v. 5

   So the Lord blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning.

   Job ch. 42, v. 12 Proverbs

   Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird.

   Proverbs ch. 1, v. 17

   For whom the Lord loveth he correcteth.

   Proverbs ch. 3, v. 12

   Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and

   Proverbs ch. 3, v. 16

   Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.

   Proverbs ch. 3, v. 17

   Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy
   getting get understanding.

   Proverbs ch. 4, v. 7

   The path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more
   unto the perfect day.

   Proverbs ch. 4, v. 18

   For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is
   smoother than oil:
   But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a twoedged sword.
   Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell.

   Proverbs ch. 5, v. 3

   Go to the ant thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise.

   Proverbs ch. 6, v. 6

   How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? When wilt thou arise out of thy
   Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to
   So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed

   Proverbs ch. 6, v. 9. See Proverbs ch. 24, v. 33

   Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned?

   Proverbs ch. 6, v. 27

   Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning: let us solace
   ourselves with loves.
   For the goodman is not at home, he is gone a long journey.

   Proverbs ch. 7, v. 18

   He goeth after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter.

   Proverbs ch. 7, v. 22

   Wisdom is better than rubies.

   Proverbs ch. 8, v. 11

   Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars.

   Proverbs ch. 9, v. 1

   Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.

   Proverbs ch. 9, v. 17

   A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his

   Proverbs ch. 10, v. 1

   The destruction of the poor is their poverty.

   Proverbs ch. 10, v. 15

   He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it.

   Proverbs ch. 11, v. 15

   As a jewel of gold in a swine's snout, so is a fair woman which is without

   Proverbs ch. 11, v. 22

   A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband.

   Proverbs ch. 12, v. 4

   A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of
   the wicked are cruel.

   Proverbs ch. 12, v. 10

   Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a
   tree of life.

   Proverbs ch. 13, v. 12

   The way of transgressors is hard.

   Proverbs ch. 13, v. 15

   The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul.

   Proverbs ch. 13, v. 19

   He that spareth his rod hateth his son.

   Proverbs ch. 13, v. 24

   Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful.

   Proverbs ch. 14, v. 13

   In all labour there is profit.

   Proverbs ch. 14, v. 23

   Righteousness exalteth a nation.

   Proverbs ch. 14, v. 34

   A soft answer turneth away wrath.

   Proverbs ch. 15, v. 1

   A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance.

   Proverbs ch. 15, v. 13

   Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred

   'Better is a mess of pottage with love, than a fat ox with evil will' in
   Matthew's Bible (1535). Proverbs ch. 15, v. 17

   A word spoken in due season, how good is it!

   Proverbs ch. 15, v. 23

   Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.

   Proverbs ch. 16, v. 18 (proverbially quoted as 'Pride goes before a fall')

   He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his
   spirit than he that taketh a city.

   Proverbs ch. 16, v. 32

   He that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.

   Proverbs ch. 17, v. 9

   A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

   Proverbs ch. 17, v. 17

   A merry heart doeth good like a medicine.

   Proverbs ch. 17, v. 22

   A wounded spirit who can bear?

   Proverbs ch. 18, v. 14

   There is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.

   Proverbs ch. 18, v. 24

   Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging.

   Proverbs ch. 20, v. 1

   Every fool will be meddling.

   Proverbs ch. 20, v. 3

   Even a child is known by his doings.

   Proverbs ch. 20, v. 11

   The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the Lord hath made even both of them.

   Proverbs ch. 20, v. 12

   It is naught, it is naught, saith the buyer: but when he is gone his way,
   then he boasteth.

   Proverbs ch. 20, v. 14

   It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling
   woman in a wide house.

   Proverbs ch. 21, v. 9

   A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches.

   Proverbs ch. 22, v. 1

   Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not
   depart from it.

   Proverbs ch. 22, v. 6

   Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set.

   Proverbs ch. 22, v. 28

   Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in
   the cup,...At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an

   Proverbs ch. 23, v. 31

   The heart of kings is unsearchable.

   Proverbs ch. 25, v. 3

   A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.

   Proverbs ch. 25, v. 11

   Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind without

   Proverbs ch. 25, v. 14

   Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbour's house; lest he be weary of thee,
   and so hate thee.

   Proverbs ch. 25, v. 17

   If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty,
   give him water to drink.
   For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the Lord shall reward

   Proverbs ch. 25, v. 21

   As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.

   Proverbs ch. 25, v. 25

   Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.
   Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.

   Proverbs ch. 26, v. 4

   As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly.

   Proverbs ch. 26, v. 11

   Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? There is more hope of a fool
   than of him.

   Proverbs ch. 26, v. 12

   The slothful man saith, There is a lion in the way: a lion is in the

   Proverbs ch. 26, v. 13

   The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render a

   Proverbs ch. 26, v. 16

   Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring

   Proverbs ch. 27, v. 1

   Open rebuke is better than secret love.

   Proverbs ch. 27, v. 5

   Faithful are the wounds of a friend.

   Proverbs ch. 27, v. 6

   A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are

   Proverbs ch. 27, v. 15

   Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.

   Proverbs ch. 27, v. 17

   The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a

   Proverbs ch. 28, v. 1

   He that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.

   Proverbs ch. 28, v. 20

   A fool uttereth all his mind.

   Proverbs ch. 29, v. 11

   Where there is no vision, the people perish.

   Proverbs ch. 29, v. 18

   Give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me.

   Proverbs ch. 30, v. 8

   There are three things that are never satisfied, yea, four things say not,
   It is enough:
   The grave; and the barren womb; the earth that is not filled with water;
   and the fire that saith not, It is enough.

   Proverbs ch. 30, v. 15

   There be three things which are too wonderful for me, yea, four which I
   know not:
   The way of an eagle in the air; the way of a serpent upon a rock; the way
   of a ship in the midst of the sea; and the way of a man with a maid.

   Proverbs ch. 30, v. 18

   It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for
   princes strong drink:
   Lest they drink and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of any of the
   Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those
   that be of heavy hearts.
   Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more.

   Proverbs ch. 31, v. 4

   Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.

   Proverbs ch. 31, v. 10

   Her children arise up, and call her blessed.

   Proverbs ch. 31, v. 28 Ecclesiastes

   Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity.
   What profit hath a man of all his labour which he taketh under the sun?
   One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh.

   Ecclesiastes ch. 1, v. 2

   All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full.

   Ecclesiastes ch. 1, v. 7

   All things are full of labour; man cannot utter it: the eye is not
   satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing.
   The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is
   done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.

   Ecclesiastes ch. 1, v. 8

   All is vanity and vexation of spirit.

   Ecclesiastes ch. 1, v. 14

   He that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.

   Ecclesiastes ch. 1, v. 18

   Wisdom excelleth folly, as far as light excelleth darkness.

   Ecclesiastes ch. 2, v. 13

   One event happeneth to them all.

   Ecclesiastes ch. 2, v. 14

   To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the
   A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck
   up that which is planted;
   A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to
   build up;
   A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
   A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
   a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
   A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast
   A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to
   A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

   Ecclesiastes ch. 3, v. 1

   For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing
   befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all
   one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all is

   Ecclesiastes ch. 3, v. 19

   Wherefore I praised the dead which are already dead more than the living
   which are yet alive.

   Ecclesiastes ch. 4, v. 2

   A threefold cord is not quickly broken.

   Ecclesiastes ch. 4, v. 12

   God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few.

   Ecclesiastes ch. 5, v. 2

   The sleep of a labouring man is sweet.

   Ecclesiastes ch. 5, v. 12

   As the crackling of thorns under a pot, so is the laughter of a fool.

   Ecclesiastes ch. 7, v. 6

   Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof.

   Ecclesiastes ch. 7, v. 8

   Say not thou, What is the cause that the former days were better than
   these? for thou dost not enquire wisely concerning this.

   Ecclesiastes ch. 7, v. 10

   In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider.

   Ecclesiastes ch. 7, v. 14

   Be not righteous over much.

   Ecclesiastes ch. 7, v. 16

   One man among a thousand have I found; but a woman among all those have I
   not found.

   Ecclesiastes ch. 7, v. 28

   God hath made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions.

   Ecclesiastes ch. 7, v. 29

   There is no man that hath power over the spirit to retain the spirit;
   neither hath he power in the day of death; there is no discharge in that

   Ecclesiastes ch. 8, v. 8

   A man hath no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and
   to be merry.

   Ecclesiastes ch. 8, v. 15.

   A living dog is better than a dead lion.

   Ecclesiastes ch. 9, v. 4

   Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart;
   for God now accepteth thy works.

   Ecclesiastes ch. 9, v. 7

   Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no
   work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou

   Ecclesiastes ch. 9, v. 10

   The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong.

   Ecclesiastes ch. 9, v. 11

   Dead flies cause the ointment of the apothecary to send forth a stinking

   Ecclesiastes ch. 10, v. 1

   He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it.

   Ecclesiastes ch. 10, v. 8

   Woe to thee, O land, when thy king is a child, and thy princes eat in the

   Ecclesiastes ch. 10, v. 16

   Wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.

   Ecclesiastes ch. 10, v. 19

   Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.

   Ecclesiastes ch. 11, v. 1

   In the place where the tree falleth, there it shall be.

   Ecclesiastes ch. 11, v. 3

   He that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds
   shall not reap.

   Ecclesiastes ch. 11, v. 4

   In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand.

   Ecclesiastes ch. 11, v. 6

   Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to
   behold the sun.

   Ecclesiastes ch. 11, v. 7

   Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the
   days of thy youth.

   Ecclesiastes ch. 11, v. 9

   Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days
   come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure
   in them;
   While the sun, or the light, or the moon, or the stars, be not darkened,
   nor the clouds return after the rain:
   In the day when the keepers of the house shall tremble, and the strong men
   shall bow themselves, and the grinders cease because they are few, and
   those that look out of the windows be darkened,
   And the doors shall be shut in the streets, when the sound of the grinding
   is low, and he shall rise up at the voice of the bird, and all the
   daughters of musick shall be brought low;
   Also when they shall be afraid of that which is high, and fears shall be
   in the way, and the almond tree shall flourish, and the grasshopper shall
   be a burden, and desire shall fail: because man goeth to his long home,
   and the mourners go about the streets:
   Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the
   pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern.
   Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall
   return unto God who gave it.

   Ecclesiastes ch. 12, v. 1

   The words of the wise are as goads.

   Ecclesiastes ch. 12, v. 11

   Of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the

   Ecclesiastes ch. 12, v. 12

   Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
   For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing,
   whether it be good, or whether it be evil.

   Ecclesiastes ch. 12, v. 13 Song Of Solomon

   The song of songs, which is Solomon's.
   Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for thy love is better than

   Song Of Solomon ch. 1, v. 1

   I am black, but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of
   Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon.

   Song Of Solomon ch. 1, v. 5

   O thou fairest among women.

   Song Of Solomon ch. 1, v. 8

   A bundle of myrrh is my wellbeloved unto me; he shall lie all night
   betwixt my breasts.

   Song Of Solomon ch. 1, v. 13

   I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys.

   Song Of Solomon ch. 2, v. 1

   His banner over me was love.

   Song Of Solomon ch. 2, v. 4

   Stay me with flagons, comfort me with apples: for I am sick of love.
   His left hand is under my head, and his right hand doth embrace me.

   Song Of Solomon ch. 2, v. 5

   Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.
   For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;
   The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come,
   and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land.

   Song Of Solomon ch. 2, v. 10

   Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines.

   Song Of Solomon ch. 2, v. 15

   My beloved is mine, and I am his: he feedeth among the lilies.
   Until the day break, and the shadows flee away.

   Song Of Solomon ch. 2, v. 16

   By night on my bed I sought him whom my soul loveth.

   Song Of Solomon ch. 3, v. 1

   Behold, thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair; thou hast doves'
   eyes within thy locks: thy hair is as a flock of goats, that appear from
   mount Gilead.
   Thy teeth are like a flock of sheep that are even shorn, which came up
   from the washing; whereof every one bear twins, and none is barren among
   Thy lips are like a thread of scarlet, and thy speech is comely: thy
   temples are like a piece of a pomegranate within thy locks.
   Thy neck is like the tower of David builded for an armoury, whereon there
   hang a thousand bucklers, all shields of mighty men.
   Thy two breasts are like two young roes that are twins, which feed among
   the lilies.

   Song Of Solomon ch. 4, v. 1

   Thou art all fair, my love; there is no spot in thee.

   Song Of Solomon ch. 4, v. 7

   A garden inclosed is my sister, my spouse; a spring shut up, a fountain

   Song Of Solomon ch. 4, v. 12

   Awake, O north wind; and come, thou south; blow upon my garden, that the
   spices thereof may flow out. Let my beloved come into his garden, and eat
   his pleasant fruits.

   Song Of Solomon ch. 4, v. 16

   I sleep, but my heart waketh: it is the voice of my beloved that knocketh,
   saying, Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled.

   Song Of Solomon ch. 5, v. 2

   The watchmen that went about the city found me, they smote me, they
   wounded me; the keepers of the walls took away my veil from me.
   I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, if ye find my beloved, that ye
   tell him, that I am sick of love.
   What is thy beloved more than another beloved, O thou fairest among women?

   Song Of Solomon ch. 5, v. 7

   My beloved is white and ruddy, the chiefest among ten thousand.

   Song Of Solomon ch. 5, v. 10

   His hands are as gold rings set with the beryl: his belly is as bright
   ivory overlaid with sapphires.
   His legs are as pillars of marble, set upon sockets of fine gold: his
   countenance is as Lebanon, excellent as the cedars.
   His mouth is most sweet: yea, he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved,
   and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem.

   Song Of Solomon ch. 5, v. 14

   Who is she that looketh forth as the morning, fair as the moon, clear as
   the sun, and terrible as an army with banners?

   Song Of Solomon ch. 6, v. 10

   Return, return, O Shulamite; return, return, that we may look upon thee.

   Song Of Solomon ch. 6, v. 13

   How beautiful are thy feet with shoes, O prince's daughter!

   Song Of Solomon ch. 7, v. 1

   Thy navel is like a round goblet, which wanteth not liquor: thy belly is
   like an heap of wheat set about with lilies.

   Song Of Solomon ch. 7, v. 2

   Thy neck is as a tower of ivory; thine eyes like the fishpools in Heshbon,
   by the gate of Bath-rabbim: thy nose is as the tower of Lebanon which
   looketh toward Damascus.

   Song Of Solomon ch. 7, v. 4

   Like the best wine, for my beloved, that goeth down sweetly, causing the
   lips of those that are asleep to speak.

   Song Of Solomon ch. 7, v. 9

   Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is
   strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave.

   Song Of Solomon ch. 8, v. 6

   Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it: if a man
   would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be

   Song Of Solomon ch. 8, v. 7

   We have a little sister, and she hath no breasts.

   Song Of Solomon ch. 8, v. 8

   Make haste, my beloved, and be thou like to a roe or to a young hart upon
   the mountain of spices.

   Song Of Solomon ch. 8, v. 14 Isaiah

   The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib.

   Isaiah ch. 1, v. 3

   The daughter of Zion is left as a cottage in a vineyard, as a lodge in a
   garden of cucumbers, as a besieged city.

   Isaiah ch. 1, v. 8

   Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; the new
   moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with.

   Isaiah ch. 1, v. 13

   Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow.

   Isaiah ch. 1, v. 18

   They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into
   pruninghooks:  nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither
   shall they learn war any more.

   Isaiah ch. 2, v. 4

   What mean ye that ye beat my people to pieces, and grind the faces of the

   Isaiah ch. 3, v. 15

   My wellbeloved hath a vineyard in a very fruitful hill.

   Isaiah ch. 5, v. 1

   And he looked that it should bring forth grapes, and it brought forth wild

   Isaiah ch. 5, v. 2

   And he looked for judgment, but behold oppression; for righteousness, but
   behold a cry.

   Isaiah ch. 5, v. 7

   Woe unto them that join house to house, that lay field to field, till
   there be no place.

   Isaiah ch. 5, v. 8

   Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow
   strong drink.

   Isaiah ch. 5, v. 11

   Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil.

   Isaiah ch. 5, v. 20

   For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out

   Isaiah ch. 5, v. 25

   In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a
   throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.
   Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he
   covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he
   did fly.
   And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of
   hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.

   Isaiah ch. 6, v. 1

   Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean
   lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips.

   Isaiah ch. 6, v. 5

   Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand,
   which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar.
   And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips.

   Isaiah ch. 6, v. 6

   Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send

   Isaiah ch. 6, v. 8

   Then said I, Lord, how long?

   Isaiah ch. 6, v. 11

   Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name
   Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and
   choose the good.

   Isaiah ch. 7, v. 14

   Sanctify the Lord of hosts himself; and let him be your fear, and let him
   be your dread.
   And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a
   rock of offence to both the houses of Israel.

   Isaiah ch. 8, v. 13

   Wizards that peep and that mutter.

   Isaiah ch. 8, v. 19

   The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that
   dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.
   Thou hast multiplied the nation, and not increased the joy: they joy
   before thee according to the joy in harvest, and as men rejoice when they
   divide the spoil.

   Isaiah ch. 9, v. 2

   For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government
   shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful,
   Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
   Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end.

   Isaiah ch. 9, v. 6

   The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.

   Isaiah ch. 9, v. 7

   And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch
   shall grow out of his roots:
   And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and
   understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge
   and of the fear of the Lord.

   Isaiah ch. 11, v. 1

   The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down
   with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together;
   and a little child shall lead them.

   Isaiah ch. 11, v. 6

   And the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
   And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned
   child shall put his hand on the cockatrice' den.
   They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth
   shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.

   Isaiah ch. 11, v. 7

   Dragons in their pleasant palaces.

   Isaiah ch. 13, v. 22

   How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning!

   Isaiah ch. 14, v. 12

   Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night?
   The watchman said, The morning cometh, and also the night.

   Isaiah ch. 21, v. 11

   Let us eat and drink; for to morrow we shall die.

   Isaiah ch. 22, v. 13.

   Tyre, the crowning city, whose merchants are princes.

   Isaiah ch. 23, v. 8

   Howl, ye ships of Tarshish.

   Isaiah ch. 23, v. 14

   In this mountain shall the Lord of hosts make unto all people a feast of
   fat things, a feast of wine on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of
   wine on the lees well refined.

   Isaiah ch. 25, v. 6

   He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God will wipe away tears
   from off all faces.

   Isaiah ch. 25, v. 8

   We have as it were brought forth wind.

   Isaiah ch. 26, v. 18

   For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line,
   line upon line; here a little, and there a little.

   Isaiah ch. 28, v. 10

   We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement.

   Isaiah ch. 28, v. 15

   They are drunken, but not with wine.

   Isaiah ch. 29, v. 9

   Their strength is to sit still.

   Isaiah ch. 30, v. 7

   Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book.

   Isaiah ch. 30, v. 8

   Speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits.

   Isaiah ch. 30, v. 10

   In quietness and in confidence shall be your strength.

   Isaiah ch. 30, v. 15

   The bread of adversity, and the waters of affliction.

   Isaiah ch. 30, v. 20

   This is the way, walk ye in it.

   Isaiah ch. 30, v. 21

   And a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the
   tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock
   in a weary land.

   Isaiah ch. 32, v. 2

   And thorns shall come up in her palaces, nettles and brambles in the
   fortresses thereof: and it shall be an habitation of dragons, and a court
   for owls.

   Isaiah ch. 34, v. 13

   The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the
   desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.

   Isaiah ch. 35, v. 1

   Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees.

   Isaiah ch. 35, v. 3

   Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing:
   for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert.

   Isaiah ch. 35, v. 6

   The wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.

   Isaiah ch. 35, v. 8

   They shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee

   Isaiah ch. 35, v. 10

   Set thine house in order: for thou shalt die, and not live.

   Isaiah ch. 38, v. 1

   I shall go softly all my years in the bitterness of my soul.

   Isaiah ch. 38, v. 15

   Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God.
   Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is

   Isaiah ch. 40, v. 1

   The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the
   Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.
   Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made
   low:  and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain:
   And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it
   together:  for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.

   Isaiah ch. 40, v. 3.

   The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass,
   and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field:
   The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the spirit of the Lord
   bloweth upon it:  surely the people is grass.

   Isaiah ch. 40, v. 6.

   He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with
   his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are
   with young.

   Isaiah ch. 40, v. 11

   The nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust
   of the balance: behold, he taketh up the isles as a very little thing.

   Isaiah ch. 40, v. 15

   Have ye not known? have ye not heard? hath it not been told you from the

   Isaiah ch. 40, v. 21

   But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength: they shall
   mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they
   shall walk, and not faint.

   Isaiah ch. 40, v. 31

   A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not

   Isaiah ch. 42, v. 3

   He warmeth himself, and saith, Aha, I am warm, I have seen the fire.

   Isaiah ch. 44, v. 16

   Woe unto him that striveth with his maker! Let the potsherd strive with
   the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it,
   What makest thou?

   Isaiah ch. 45, v. 9

   I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.

   Isaiah ch. 48, v. 10

   O that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments! then had thy peace been as
   a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea.

   Isaiah ch. 48, v. 18

   There is no peace, saith the Lord, unto the wicked.

   Isaiah ch. 48, v. 22

   Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion
   on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee.

   Isaiah ch. 49, v. 15

   How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good
   tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that
   publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!

   Isaiah ch. 52, v. 7

   For they shall see eye to eye, when the Lord shall bring again Zion.
   Break forth into joy, sing together, ye waste places of Jerusalem: for the
   Lord hath comforted his people, he hath redeemed Jerusalem.

   Isaiah ch. 52, v. 8

   Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed?

   Isaiah ch. 53, v. 1

   He hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him there is no
   beauty that we should desire him.
   He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with
   grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we
   esteemed him not.
   Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows.

   Isaiah ch. 53, v. 2

   But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our
   iniquities:  the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his
   stripes we are healed.
   All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own
   way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
   He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is
   brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is
   dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.

   Isaiah ch. 53, v. 5

   He was cut off out of the land of the living.

   Isaiah ch. 53, v. 8

   He was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and
   made intercession for the transgressors.

   Isaiah ch. 53, v. 12

   Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no
   money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money
   and without price.
   Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour
   for that which satisfieth not?

   Isaiah ch. 55, v. 1

   Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near.

   Isaiah ch. 55, v. 6

   For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,
   saith the Lord.

   Isaiah ch. 55, v. 8

   Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier
   shall come up the myrtle tree.

   Isaiah ch. 55, v. 13

   I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off.

   Isaiah ch. 56, v. 5

   The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart.

   Isaiah ch. 57, v. 1

   Peace to him that is far off, and to him that is near.

   Isaiah ch. 57, v. 19

   Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness,
   to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye
   break every yoke?

   Isaiah ch. 58, v. 6

   Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall
   spring forth speedily.

   Isaiah ch. 58, v. 8

   They make haste to shed innocent blood.

   Isaiah ch. 59, v. 7

   Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen
   upon thee.

   Isaiah ch. 60, v. 1

   The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me...
   To bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the
   opening of the prison to them that are bound;
   To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of
   our God; to comfort all that mourn.

   Isaiah ch. 61, v. 1

   To give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the
   garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness.

   Isaiah ch. 61, v. 3

   Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah?

   Isaiah ch. 63, v. 1

   I have trodden the winepress alone.

   Isaiah ch. 63, v. 3

   All our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf.

   Isaiah ch. 64, v. 6

   Stand by thyself, come not near to me; for I am holier than thou.

   Isaiah ch. 65, v. 5

   For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth.

   Isaiah ch. 65, v. 17 Jeremiah

   Can a maid forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire?

   Jeremiah ch. 2, v. 32

   They were as fed horses in the morning: every one neighed after his
   neighbour's wife.

   Jeremiah ch. 5, v. 8

   This people hath a revolting and a rebellious heart.

   Jeremiah ch. 5, v. 23

   The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means;
   and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?

   Jeremiah ch. 5, v. 31

   They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly,
   saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.

   Jeremiah ch. 6, v. 14

   The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved.

   Jeremiah ch. 8, v. 20

   Is there no balm in Gilead?

   Jeremiah ch. 8, v. 22

   Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots?

   Jeremiah ch. 13, v. 23

   Woe is me, my mother, that thou hast borne me a man of strife and a man of
   contention to the whole earth!

   Jeremiah ch. 15, v. 10

   The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked.

   Jeremiah ch. 17, v. 9

   As the partridge sitteth on eggs, and hatcheth them not; so he that
   getteth riches, and not by right, shall leave them in the midst of his

   Jeremiah ch. 17, v. 11

   Behold, I will make thee a terror to thyself, and to all thy friends.

   Jeremiah ch. 20, v. 4 Lamentations

   How doth the city sit solitary, that was full of people!

   Lamentations ch. 1, v. 1

   Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by? behold, and see if there be any
   sorrow like unto my sorrow.

   Lamentations ch. 1, v. 12

   And I said, My strength and my hope is perished from the Lord:
   Remembering mine affliction and my misery, the wormwood and the gall.

   Lamentations ch. 3, v. 18

   It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth.

   Lamentations ch. 3, v. 27

   He giveth his cheek to him that smiteth him.

   Lamentations ch. 3, v. 30

   O Lord, thou hast seen my wrong: judge thou my cause.

   Lamentations ch. 4, v. 59 Ezekiel

   As is the mother, so is her daughter.

   Ezekiel ch. 16, v. 44

   The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on

   Ezekiel ch. 18, v. 2

   When the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness that he hath
   committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save his
   soul alive.

   Ezekiel ch. 18, v. 27

   The king of Babylon stood at the parting of the ways.

   Ezekiel ch. 21, v. 21

   She doted upon the Assyrians her neighbours, captains and rulers clothed
   most gorgeously, horsemen riding upon horses, all of them desirable young

   Ezekiel ch. 23, v. 12

   The hand of the Lord was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the
   Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones.

   Ezekiel ch. 37, v. 1

   Can these bones live?

   Ezekiel ch. 37, v. 3

   Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye
   dry bones, hear the word of the Lord.

   Ezekiel ch. 37, v. 4 Daniel

   To you it is commanded, O peoples, nations, and languages,
   That at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut,
   psaltery, dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, ye fall down and worship the
   golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king hath set up:
   And whoso falleth not down and worshippeth shall the same hour be cast
   into the midst of a burning fiery furnace.

   Daniel ch. 3, v. 4

   Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, ye servants of the most high God, come
   forth and come hither.

   Daniel ch. 3, v. 26

   In the same hour came forth fingers of a man's hand, and wrote over
   against the candlestick upon the plaister of the wall of the king's

   Daniel ch. 5, v. 5

   And this is the writing that was written, MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN.
   This is the interpretation of the thing: MENE; God hath numbered thy
   kingdom, and finished it.
   TEKEL; Thou art weighed in the balances and art found wanting.
   PERES; Thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.

   Daniel ch. 5, v. 25

   Now, O king, establish the decree, and sign the writing, that it be not
   changed, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which altereth

   Daniel ch. 6, v. 8

   The Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair
   of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and
   his wheels as burning fire.
   A fiery steam issued and came forth from behind him: thousand thousands
   ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him:
   the judgment was set, and the books were opened.

   Daniel ch. 7, v. 9

   O Daniel, a man greatly beloved.

   Daniel ch. 10, v. 11

   Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.

   Daniel ch. 12, v. 4 Hosea

   They have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind.

   Hosea ch. 8, v. 7

   I drew them...with bands of love.

   Hosea ch. 11, v. 4 Joel

   That which the palmerworm hath left hath the locust eaten.

   Joel ch. 1, v. 4

   I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the
   cankerworm, and the caterpillar, and the palmerworm, my great army which I
   sent among you.

   Joel ch. 2, v. 25

   And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon
   all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men
   shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions.

   Joel ch. 2, v. 28

   Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruninghooks into spears.

   Joel ch. 3, v. 10

   Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the Lord
   is near in the valley of decision.

   Joel ch. 2, v. 14 Amos

   Can two walk together, except they be agreed?

   Amos ch. 3, v. 3

   Shall there be evil in a city, and the Lord hath not done it?

   Amos ch. 3, v. 6

   I have overthrown some of you, as God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, and ye
   were as a firebrand plucked out of the burning.

   Amos ch. 4, v. 11 Jonah

   Come, and let us cast lots, that we may know for whose cause this evil is
   upon us. So they cast lots, and the lot fell upon Jonah.

   Jonah ch. 1, v. 7

   Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.

   Jonah ch. 1, v. 17 Micah

   They shall sit every man under his vine, and under his fig tree.

   Micah ch. 4, v. 4

   But thou, Beth-lehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands
   of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler
   in Israel.

   Micah ch. 5, v. 2

   What doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy,
   and to walk humbly with thy God?

   Micah ch. 6, v. 8 Nahum

   Woe to the bloody city! it is all full of lies and robbery; the prey
   departeth not.

   Nahum ch. 3, v. 1 Habakkuk

   Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that
   readeth it.

   Habakkuk ch. 2, v. 2 Zephaniah

   Woe to her that is filthy and polluted, to the oppressing city!

   Zephaniah ch. 3, v. 1 Haggai

   Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye eat but ye have not
   enough...and he that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag with

   Haggai ch. 1, v. 6 Malachi

   But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with
   healing in his wings.

   Malachi ch. 4, v. 2

2.116.3 Apocrypha
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   The first wrote, Wine is the strongest. The second wrote, The king is
   strongest.  The third wrote, Women are strongest: but above all things
   Truth beareth away the victory.

   1 Esdras ch. 3, v. 10

   Great is Truth, and mighty above all things.

   1 Esdras ch. 4, v. 41. 2 Esdras

   Nourish thy children, O thou good nurse; stablish their feet.

   2 Esdras ch. 2, v. 25

   For the world has lost his youth, and the times begin to wax old.

   2 Esdras ch. 14, v. 10

   I shall light a candle of understanding in thine heart, which shall not be
   put out.

   2 Esdras ch. 14, v. 25 Tobit

   So they went forth both, and the young man's dog with them.

   Tobit ch. 5, v. 16 Wisdom of Solomon

   The ear of jealousy heareth all things.

   Wisdom Of Solomon ch. 1, v. 10

   Let us crown ourselves with rosebuds, before they be withered.

   Wisdom Of Solomon ch. 2, v. 8

   Through envy of the devil came death into the world.

   Wisdom Of Solomon ch. 2, v. 24

   But the souls of the righteous are in the hand of God, and there shall no
   torment touch them.
   In the sight of the unwise they seemed to die: and their departure is
   taken for misery,
   And their going from us to be utter destruction: but they are in peace.
   For though they be punished in the sight of men, yet is their hope full of
   And having been a little chastised, they shall be greatly rewarded: for
   God proved them, and found them worthy for himself.

   Wisdom Of Solomon ch. 3, v. 1

   And in the time of their visitation they shall shine, and run to and fro
   like sparks among the stubble.

   Wisdom Of Solomon ch. 3, v. 7

   He, being made perfect in a short time, fulfilled a long time.

   Wisdom Of Solomon ch. 4, v. 13

   We fools accounted his life madness, and his end to be without honour:
   How is he numbered among the children of God, and his lot is among the

   Wisdom Of Solomon ch. 5, v. 4

   Even so we in like manner, as soon as we were born, began to draw to our

   Wisdom Of Solomon ch. 5, v. 13

   For the hope of the ungodly...passeth away as the remembrance of a guest
   that tarrieth but a day.

   Wisdom Of Solomon ch. 5, v. 14

   And love is the keeping of her laws; and the giving heed unto her laws is
   the assurance of incorruption.

   Wisdom Of Solomon ch. 6, v. 18 Ecclesiasticus

   For the same things uttered in Hebrew, and translated into another tongue,
   have not the same force in them: and not only these things, but the law
   itself, and the prophets, and the rest of the books, have no small
   difference, when they are spoken in their own language.

   Ecclesiasticus: The Prologue

   For the Lord is full of compassion and mercy, long-suffering, and very
   pitiful, and forgiveth sins, and saveth in time of affliction.

   Ecclesiasticus ch. 2, v. 11

   We will fall into the hands of the Lord, and not into the hands of men:
   for as his majesty is, so is his mercy.

   Ecclesiasticus ch. 2, v. 18

   Be not curious in unnecessary matters: for more things are shewed unto
   thee than men understand.

   Ecclesiasticus ch. 3, v. 23

   Be not ignorant of any thing in a great matter or a small.

   Ecclesiasticus ch. 5, v. 15

   A faithful friend is the medicine of life.

   Ecclesiasticus ch. 6, v. 16

   Laugh no man to scorn in the bitterness of his soul.

   Ecclesiasticus ch. 7, v. 11

   Miss not the discourse of the elders.

   Ecclesiasticus ch. 8, v. 9

   Open not thine heart to every man.

   Ecclesiasticus ch. 8, v. 19

   Give not thy soul unto a woman.

   Ecclesiasticus ch. 9, v. 2

   Forsake not an old friend; for the new is not comparable to him; a new
   friend is as new wine; when it is old, thou shalt drink it with pleasure.

   Ecclesiasticus ch. 9, v. 10

   Many kings have sat down upon the ground; and one that was never thought
   of hath worn the crown.

   Ecclesiasticus ch. 11, v. 5

   Judge none blessed before his death.

   Ecclesiasticus ch. 11, v. 28

   He that toucheth pitch shall be defiled therewith.

   Ecclesiasticus ch. 13, v. 1

   For how agree the kettle and the earthen pot together?

   Ecclesiasticus ch. 13, v. 2

   When a rich man is fallen, he hath many helpers: he speaketh things not to
   be spoken, and yet men justify him: the poor man slipped, and yet they
   rebuked him too; he spake wisely, and could have no place.

   Ecclesiasticus ch. 14, v. 22

   When thou hast enough, remember the time of hunger.

   Ecclesiasticus ch. 18, v. 25

   Be not made a beggar by banqueting upon borrowing.

   Ecclesiasticus ch. 18, v. 33

   He that contemneth small things shall fall by little and little.

   Ecclesiasticus ch. 19, v. 1

   All wickedness is but little to the wickedness of a woman.

   Ecclesiasticus ch. 25, v. 19

   Neither [give] a wicked woman liberty to gad abroad.

   Ecclesiasticus ch. 25, v. 25

   A merchant shall hardly keep himself from doing wrong.

   Ecclesiasticus ch. 26, v. 29

   Many have fallen by the edge of the sword: but not so many as have fallen
   by the tongue.

   Ecclesiasticus ch. 28, v. 18

   And weigh thy words in a balance, and make a door and bar for thy mouth.

   Ecclesiasticus ch. 28, v. 25

   Envy and wrath shorten the life.

   Ecclesiasticus ch. 30, v. 24

   Leave off first for manners' sake.

   Ecclesiasticus ch. 31, v. 17

   Wine is as good as life to a man, if it be drunk moderately: what life is
   then to a man that is without wine? for it was made to make men glad.

   Ecclesiasticus ch. 31, v. 27

   Leave not a stain in thine honour.

   Ecclesiasticus ch. 33, v. 22

   Honour a physician with the honour due unto him for the uses which ye may
   have of him: for the Lord hath created him.

   Ecclesiasticus ch. 38, v. 1

   He that sinneth before his Maker, Let him fall into the hand of the

   Ecclesiasticus ch. 38, v. 15

   The wisdom of a learned man cometh by opportunity of leisure: and he that
   hath little business shall become wise.

   Ecclesiasticus ch. 38, v. 24

   How can he get wisdom...whose talk is of bullocks?

   Ecclesiasticus ch. 38, v. 25

   Let us now praise famous men, and our fathers that begat us.

   Ecclesiasticus ch. 44, v. 1

   Such as did bear rule in their kingdoms.

   Ecclesiasticus ch. 44, v. 3

   Such as found out musical tunes, and recited verses in writing:
   Rich men furnished with ability, living peaceably in their habitations.

   Ecclesiasticus ch. 44, v. 5

   There be of them, that have left a name behind them.

   Ecclesiasticus ch. 44, v. 8

   And some there be, which have no memorial.

   Ecclesiasticus ch. 44, v. 9

   Their bodies are buried in peace; but their name liveth for evermore.

   Ecclesiasticus ch. 44, v. 14

   As the flower of roses in the spring of the year, as lilies by the rivers
   of waters, and as the branches of the frankincense tree in the time of

   Ecclesiasticus ch. 50, v. 8

   Get learning with a great sum of money, and get much gold by her.

   Ecclesiasticus ch. 51, v. 28 2 Maccabees

   It is a foolish thing to make a long prologue, and to be short in the
   story itself.

   2 Maccabees ch. 2, v. 32

   When he was at the last gasp.

   2 Maccabees ch. 7, v. 9

2.116.4 New Testament
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   There came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,
   Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his
   star in the east, and are come to worship him.

   St Matthew ch. 2, v. 1

   They presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.

   St Matthew ch. 2, v. 11

   They departed into their own country another way.

   St Matthew ch. 2, v. 12

   In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great
   mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted,
   because they are not.

   St Matthew ch. 2, v. 18. See Jeremiah ch. 31, v. 15

   Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

   St Matthew ch. 3, v. 2

   The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord,
   make his paths straight.

   St Matthew ch. 3, v. 3.

   John had his raiment of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his
   loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey.

   St Matthew ch. 3, v. 4

   O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to

   St Matthew ch. 3, v. 7

   And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees.

   St Matthew ch. 3, v. 10

   This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

   St Matthew ch. 3, v. 17

   Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out
   of the mouth of God.

   St Matthew ch. 4, v. 4.

   Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

   St Matthew ch. 4, v. 7. See Deuteronomy ch. 6, v. 16

   The devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him
   all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them.

   St Matthew ch. 4, v. 8

   Angels came and ministered unto him.

   St Matthew ch. 4, v. 11

   Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.

   St Matthew ch. 4, v. 19

   Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
   Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
   Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
   Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they
   shall be filled.
   Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
   Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
   Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

   St Matthew ch. 5, v. 3

   Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour,
   wherewith shall it be salted?

   St Matthew ch. 5, v. 13

   Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be

   St Matthew ch. 5, v. 14

   Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works.

   St Matthew ch. 5, v. 16

   Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am come
   not to destroy, but to fulfil.

   St Matthew ch. 5, v. 17

   Except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes
   and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.

   St Matthew ch. 5, v. 20

   Whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.

   St Matthew ch. 5, v. 22

   Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him.

   St Matthew ch. 5, v. 25

   Till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing.

   St Matthew ch. 5, v. 26

   Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God's throne:
   Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool.

   St Matthew ch. 5, v. 34

   Let your communication be Yea, yea; Nay, nay.

   St Matthew ch. 5, v. 37

   Resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn
   to him the other also.

   St Matthew ch. 5, v. 39

   Whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.

   St Matthew ch. 5, v. 41

   He maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on
   the just and on the unjust.

   St Matthew ch. 5, v. 45

   For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the
   publicans the same?

   St Matthew ch. 5, v. 46

   Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is

   St Matthew ch. 5, v. 48

   When thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand
   That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret
   himself shall reward you openly.

   St Matthew ch. 6, v. 3

   Use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they
   shall be heard for their much speaking.

   St Matthew ch. 6, v. 7

   After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven,
   Hallowed be thy name.
   Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
   Give us this day our daily bread.
   And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
   And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is
   the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

   St Matthew ch. 6, v. 9. See St Luke ch. 11, v. 2

   Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth
   corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
   But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven.

   St Matthew ch. 6, v. 19

   Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

   St Matthew ch. 6, v. 21

   No man can serve two masters...Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

   St Matthew ch. 6, v. 24

   Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?
   Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor
   gather into barns.

   St Matthew ch. 6, v. 25

   Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?

   St Matthew ch. 6, v. 27

   Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do
   they spin:
   And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed
   like one of these.

   St Matthew ch. 6, v. 28

   Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these
   things shall be added unto you.

   St Matthew ch. 6, v. 33

   Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take
   thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil

   St Matthew ch. 6, v. 34

   Judge not, that ye be not judged.

   St Matthew ch. 7, v. 1.

   Why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest
   not the beam that is in thine own eye?

   St Matthew ch. 7, v. 3

   Neither cast ye your pearls before swine.

   St Matthew ch. 7, v. 6

   Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it
   shall be opened unto you.

   St Matthew ch. 7, v. 7

   Every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth.

   St Matthew ch. 7, v. 8

   Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a

   St Matthew ch. 7, v. 9

   Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye
   even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.

   St Matthew ch. 7, v. 12

   Wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and
   many there be that go in thereat.

   St Matthew ch. 7, v. 13

   Strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and
   few there be that find it.

   St Matthew ch. 7, v. 14

   Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but
   inwardly they are ravening wolves.

   St Matthew ch. 7, v. 15

   Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

   St Matthew ch. 7, v. 16

   By their fruits ye shall know them.

   St Matthew ch. 7, v. 20

   The winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was
   founded upon a rock.

   St Matthew ch. 7, v. 25

   Every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be
   likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
   And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat
   upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.

   St Matthew ch. 7, v. 27

   For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.

   St Matthew ch. 7, v. 29

   Lord I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof.

   St Matthew ch. 8, v. 8

   I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this
   man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my
   servant, Do this, and he doeth it.

   St Matthew ch. 8, v. 9

   I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.

   St Matthew ch. 8, v. 10

   But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness:
   there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

   St Matthew ch. 8, v. 12

   The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of
   man hath not where to lay his head.

   St Matthew ch. 8, v. 20

   Let the dead bury their dead.

   St Matthew ch. 8, v. 22

   The whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and
   perished in the waters.

   St Matthew ch. 8, v. 32

   He saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he
   saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose and followed him.

   St Matthew ch. 9, v. 9

   Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners?

   St Matthew ch. 9, v. 11

   They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.

   St Matthew ch. 9, v. 12

   I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

   St Matthew ch. 9, v. 13

   Neither do men put new wine into old bottles.

   St Matthew ch. 9, v. 17

   Thy faith hath made thee whole.

   St Matthew ch. 9, v. 22

   The maid is not dead, but sleepeth.

   St Matthew ch. 9, v. 24

   He casteth out devils through the prince of the devils.

   St Matthew ch. 9, v. 34

   The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few.

   St Matthew ch. 9, v. 37

   Go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

   St Matthew ch. 10, v. 6

   Freely ye have received, freely give.

   St Matthew ch. 10, v. 8

   When ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet.

   St Matthew ch. 10, v. 14

   Be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.

   St Matthew ch. 10, v. 16

   The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord.

   St Matthew ch. 10, v. 24

   Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall
   on the ground without your Father.

   St Matthew ch. 10, v. 29.

   The very hairs of your head are all numbered.

   St Matthew ch. 10, v. 30

   Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.

   St Matthew ch. 10, v. 31

   I came not to send peace, but a sword.

   St Matthew ch. 10, v. 34

   A man's foes shall be they of his own household.

   St Matthew ch. 10, v. 36

   He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my
   sake shall find it.

   St Matthew ch. 10, v. 39

   Whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold
   water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in
   no wise lose his reward.

   St Matthew ch. 10, v. 42

   Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another?

   St Matthew ch. 11, v. 3

   What went ye out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind?
   But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment?...
   But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? yea, I say unto you, and more
   than a prophet.

   St Matthew ch. 11, v. 7

   We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned unto you,
   and ye have not lamented.

   St Matthew ch. 11, v. 17

   Wisdom is justified of her children.

   St Matthew ch. 11, v. 19

   Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you
   Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart:
   and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
   For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

   St Matthew ch. 11, v. 28

   He that is not with me is against me.

   St Matthew ch. 12, v. 30 and St Luke ch. 11, v. 23

   The blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.

   St Matthew ch. 12, v. 31

   The tree is known by his fruit.

   St Matthew ch. 12, v. 33

   Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.

   St Matthew ch. 12, v. 34

   Every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in
   the day of judgment.

   St Matthew ch. 12, v. 36

   An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign.

   St Matthew ch. 12, v. 39

   Behold, a greater than Solomon is here.

   St Matthew ch. 12, v. 42

   When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry
   places, seeking rest, and findeth none.
   Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and
   when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished.

   St Matthew ch. 12, v. 43

   Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked
   than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of
   that man is worse than the first.

   St Matthew ch. 12, v. 45

   Behold my mother and my brethren!

   St Matthew ch. 12, v. 49

   Behold, a sower went forth to sow;
   And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the wayside, and the fowls came and
   devoured them up:
   Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith
   they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth:
   And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root,
   they withered away.
   And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up and choked them:
   But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an
   hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.

   St Matthew ch. 13, v. 3

   He also that received the seed among the thorns is he that heareth the
   word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke
   the word, and he becometh unfruitful.

   St Matthew ch. 13, v. 22

   His enemy came and sowed tares.

   St Matthew ch. 13, v. 25

   An enemy hath done this.

   St Matthew ch. 13, v. 28

   The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man
   took, and sowed in his field:
   Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the
   greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air
   come and lodge in the branches thereof.

   St Matthew ch. 13, v. 31

   The kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls:
   Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he
   had, and bought it.

   St Matthew ch. 13, v. 45

   Is not this the carpenter's son?

   St Matthew ch. 13, v. 55

   A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own

   St Matthew ch. 13, v. 57

   They took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full.

   St Matthew ch. 14, v. 20

   In the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.

   St Matthew ch. 14, v. 25

   Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.

   St Matthew ch. 14, v. 27

   O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?

   St Matthew ch. 14, v. 31

   Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh
   out of the mouth, this defileth a man.

   St Matthew ch. 15, v. 11

   They be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both
   shall fall into the ditch.

   St Matthew ch. 15, v. 14

   Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters'

   St Matthew ch. 15, v. 27

   When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red.

   St Matthew ch. 16, v. 2

   Ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of
   the times?

   St Matthew ch. 16, v. 3

   Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates
   of hell shall not prevail against it.

   St Matthew ch. 16, v. 18

   Get thee behind me, Satan.

   St Matthew ch. 16, v. 23

   What is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own

   St Matthew ch. 16, v. 26.

   If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this
   mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove.

   St Matthew ch. 17, v. 20

   Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter
   into the kingdom of heaven.

   St Matthew ch. 18, v. 3

   Whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.
   But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it
   were better for him that a millstone were hanged abut his neck, and that
   he were drowned in the depth of the sea.

   St Matthew ch. 18, v. 5

   It must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the
   offence cometh!

   St Matthew ch. 18, v. 7

   If thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: it is
   better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two
   eyes to be cast into hell fire.

   St Matthew ch. 18, v. 9

   For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the
   midst of them.

   St Matthew ch. 18, v. 20

   Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till
   seven times?
   Jesus saith unto him I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but
   Until seventy times seven.

   St Matthew ch. 18, v. 21

   What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

   St Matthew ch. 19, v. 6

   If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor,
   and thou shalt have treasure in heaven.

   St Matthew ch. 19, v. 21

   He went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.

   St Matthew ch. 19, v. 22

   It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a
   rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

   St Matthew ch. 19, v. 24

   With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.

   St Matthew ch. 19, v. 26

   But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.

   St Matthew ch. 19, v. 30

   Why stand ye here all the day idle?

   St Matthew ch. 20, v. 6

   These last have wrought but one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto
   us, which have borne the burden and heat of the day.

   St Matthew ch. 20, v. 12

   I will give unto this last, even as unto thee.
   Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own?

   St Matthew ch. 20, v. 14

   It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have
   made it a den of thieves.

   St Matthew ch. 21, v. 13. See Isaiah ch. 56, v. 7

   For many are called, but few are chosen.

   St Matthew ch. 22, v. 14

   Whose is this image and superscription?

   St Matthew ch. 22, v. 20

   Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God
   the things that are God's.

   St Matthew ch. 22, v. 21

   For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage.

   St Matthew ch. 22, v. 30

   They make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their
   And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the

   St Matthew ch. 23, v. 5

   Whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble
   himself shall be exalted.

   St Matthew ch. 23, v. 12.

   Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint
   and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law,
   judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave
   the other undone.
   Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.

   St Matthew ch. 23, v. 23

   Ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward,
   but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.

   St Matthew ch. 23, v. 27

   O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them
   which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children
   together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye
   would not!

   St Matthew ch. 23, v. 37

   Ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled:
   for all these things must come to pass but the end is not yet.

   St Matthew ch. 24, v. 6

   For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.

   St Matthew ch. 24, v. 7

   When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by
   Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him

   St Matthew ch. 24, v. 15. See Daniel ch. 12, v. 11

   Wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.

   St Matthew ch. 24, v. 28

   Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

   St Matthew ch. 24, v. 35

   For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and
   drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered
   into the ark,
   And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also
   the coming of the Son of Man be.

   St Matthew ch. 24, v. 38

   One shall be taken, and the other left.

   St Matthew ch. 24, v. 40

   Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

   St Matthew ch. 24, v. 42

   Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a
   few things, I will make thee a ruler over many things: enter thou into the
   joy of thy lord.

   St Matthew ch. 25, v. 21

   Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not
   sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed.

   St Matthew ch. 25, v. 24

   Unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but
   from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.

   St Matthew ch. 25, v. 29

   And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.

   St Matthew ch. 25, v. 33

   For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty and ye gave me
   I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
   Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison,
   and ye came unto me.

   St Matthew ch. 25, v. 35

   Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye
   have done it unto me.

   St Matthew ch. 25, v. 40

   There came unto him a woman having an alabaster box of very precious
   ointment, and poured it on his head, as he sat at meat.
   But when his disciples saw it, they had indignation saying, To what
   purpose is this waste?
   For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given to the poor.

   St Matthew ch. 26, v. 7

   What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted
   with him for thirty pieces of silver.

   St Matthew ch. 26, v. 15

   It had been good for that man if he had not been born.

   St Matthew ch. 26, v. 24

   Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the
   disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.

   St Matthew ch. 26, v. 26

   This night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.

   St Matthew ch. 26, v. 34

   Though I should die with thee, yet will I not deny thee.

   St Matthew ch. 26, v. 35

   If it be possible, let this cup pass from me.

   St Matthew ch. 26, v. 39

   What, could ye not watch with me one hour?

   St Matthew ch. 26, v. 40

   Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is
   willing but the flesh is weak.

   St Matthew ch. 26, v. 41

   Friend, wherefore art thou come?

   St Matthew ch. 26, v. 50

   All they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.

   St Matthew ch. 26, v. 52

   Thy speech bewrayeth thee.
   Then began he to curse and to swear, saying, I know not the man. And
   immediately the cock crew.

   St Matthew ch. 26, v. 73

   Have thou nothing to do with that just man.

   St Matthew ch. 27, v. 19

   He took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am
   innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it.

   St Matthew ch. 27, v. 24

   His blood be on us, and on our children.

   St Matthew ch. 27, v. 25

   He saved others; himself he cannot save.

   St Matthew ch. 27, v. 42

   Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?...My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

   St Matthew ch. 27, v. 46.

   And, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.

   St Matthew ch. 28, v. 20 St Mark

   The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath.

   St Mark ch. 2, v. 27

   If a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.

   St Mark ch. 3, v. 25

   He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

   St Mark ch. 4, v. 9

   With what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you.

   St Mark ch. 4, v. 24

   My name is Legion: for we are many.

   St Mark ch. 5, v. 9

   Clothed, and in his right mind.

   St Mark ch. 5, v. 15

   Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him,
   turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes?

   St Mark ch. 5, v. 30

   I see men as trees, walking.

   St Mark ch. 8, v. 24

   For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose
   his own soul?

   St Mark ch. 8, v. 36.

   Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.

   St Mark ch. 9, v. 24

   Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of
   such is the kingdom of God.

   St Mark ch. 10, v. 14

   Beware of the scribes, which love to go in long clothing, and love
   salutations in the marketplaces,
   And the chief seats in the synagogues, and the uppermost rooms at feasts:
   Which devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayers.

   St Mark ch. 12, v. 38

   And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites.

   St Mark ch. 12, v. 42

   Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh...
   Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.

   St Mark ch. 13, v. 35

   Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

   St Mark ch. 16, v. 15 St Luke

   It seemed good to me also...to write unto thee...most excellent

   St Luke ch. 1, v. 3

   Hail, thou art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou
   among women.

   St Luke ch. 1, v. 28

   My soul doth magnify the Lord,
   And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.
   For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from
   henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.

   St Luke ch. 1, v. 46

   He hath shewed strength with his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the
   imagination of their hearts.
   He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low
   He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent
   empty away.

   St Luke ch. 1, v. 51

   To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to
   guide our feet into the way of peace.

   St Luke ch. 1, v. 79

   And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from
   Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.

   St Luke ch. 2, v. 1

   She brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes,
   and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
   And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping
   watch over their flock by night.
   And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord
   shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

   St Luke ch. 2, v. 7

   Behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy.

   St Luke ch. 2, v. 10

   Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

   St Luke ch. 2, v. 14

   Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word.

   St Luke ch. 2, v. 29

   Wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?

   St Luke ch. 2, v. 49

   Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.

   St Luke ch. 2, v. 52

   Be content with your wages.

   St Luke ch. 3, v. 14

   And the devil, taking him up into a high mountain, shewed unto him all the
   kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.

   St Luke ch. 4, v. 5

   Physician, heal thyself.

   St Luke ch. 4, v. 23

   Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless
   at thy word I will let down the net.

   St Luke ch. 5, v. 5

   No man...having drunk old wine straightway desireth new: for he saith, The
   old is better.

   St Luke ch. 5, v. 39

   Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you!

   St Luke ch. 6, v. 26

   Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you.

   St Luke ch. 6, v. 27

   Judge not, and ye shall not be judged.

   St Luke ch. 6, v. 37.

   Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and
   shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom.

   St Luke ch. 6, v. 38

   Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much.

   St Luke ch. 7, v. 47

   No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for
   the kingdom of God.

   St Luke ch. 9, v. 62

   Peace be to this house.

   St Luke ch. 10, v. 5

   For the labourer is worthy of his hire.

   St Luke ch. 10, v. 7

   I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.

   St Luke ch. 10, v. 18

   Blessed are the eyes which see the things which ye see:
   For I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see those
   things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things
   which ye hear, and have not heard them.

   St Luke ch. 10, v. 23

   A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves.

   St Luke ch. 10, v. 30

   He passed by on the other side.

   St Luke ch. 10, v. 31

   He took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take
   care of him; and whatsoever thou spend more, when I come again, I will
   repay thee.

   St Luke ch. 10, v. 35

   Go, and do thou likewise.

   St Luke ch. 10, v. 37

   But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said,
   Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid
   her therefore that she help me.

   St Luke ch. 10, v. 40

   But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall
   not be taken away from her.

   St Luke ch. 10, v. 42

   When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace. But
   when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh
   from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils.

   St Luke ch. 11, v. 21

   No man, when he hath lighted a candle, putteth it in a secret place,
   neither under a bushel, but on a candlestick, that they which come in may
   see the light.

   St Luke ch. 11, v. 33

   Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge.

   St Luke ch. 11, v. 52

   Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is
   forgotten before God?

   St Luke ch. 12, v. 6.

   Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat,
   drink, and be merry.

   St Luke ch. 12, v. 19.

   Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee.

   St Luke ch. 12, v. 20

   Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning.

   St Luke ch. 12, v. 35

   When thou art bidden of any man to a wedding, sit not down in the highest
   room; lest a more honourable man than thou be bidden of him;
   And he that bade thee and him come and say to thee, Give this man place;
   and thou begin with shame to take the lowest room.

   St Luke ch. 14, v. 8

   Friend, go up higher.

   St Luke ch. 14, v. 10

   For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth
   himself shall be exalted.

   St Luke ch. 14, v. 11.

   They all with one consent began to make excuse...I pray thee have me

   St Luke ch. 14, v. 18

   I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.

   St Luke ch. 14, v. 20

   Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither
   the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind.

   St Luke ch. 14, v. 21

   Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in.

   St Luke ch. 14, v. 23

   For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and
   counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?

   St Luke ch. 14, v. 28

   Leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness.

   St Luke ch. 15, v. 4

   Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.

   St Luke ch. 15, v. 6

   Joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over
   ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.

   St Luke ch. 15, v. 7

   The younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far
   country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.

   St Luke ch. 15, v. 13

   He would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat:
   and no man gave unto him.
   And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my
   father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!
   I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have
   sinned against heaven, and before thee,
   And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired

   St Luke ch. 15, v. 16

   Bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it.

   St Luke ch. 15, v. 23

   This my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.

   St Luke ch. 15, v. 24

   Which hath devoured thy living with harlots.

   St Luke ch. 15, v. 30

   I cannot dig; to beg I am ashamed.

   St Luke ch. 16, v. 3

   Take thy bill, and sit down quickly, and write fifty.

   St Luke ch. 16, v. 6

   And the Lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely: for
   the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children
   of light.

   St Luke ch. 16, v. 8

   Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye
   fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations.

   St Luke ch. 16, v. 9

   He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much.

   St Luke ch. 16, v. 10

   There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen,
   and fared sumptuously every day:
   And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate,
   full of sores,
   And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's
   table: moreover the dogs licked his sores.
   And it came to pass that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels
   into Abraham's bosom.

   St Luke ch. 16, v. 19

   Between us and you there is a great gulf fixed.

   St Luke ch. 16, v. 26

   It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he
   cast into the sea.

   St Luke ch. 17, v. 2

   The kingdom of God is within you.

   St Luke ch. 17, v. 21

   Remember Lot's wife.

   St Luke ch. 17, v. 32

   Men ought always to pray, and not to faint.

   St Luke ch. 18, v. 1

   God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are.

   St Luke ch. 18, v. 11

   God be merciful to me a sinner.

   St Luke ch. 18, v. 13

   How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!

   St Luke ch. 18, v. 24

   Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou
   knewest that I was an austere man.

   St Luke ch. 19, v. 22

   If these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.

   St Luke ch. 19, v. 40

   If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which
   belong unto thy peace!  but now they are hid from thy eyes.

   St Luke ch. 19, v. 42

   And when they heard it, they said, God forbid.

   St Luke ch. 20, v. 16

   In your patience possess ye your souls.

   St Luke ch. 21, v. 19

   He shall shew you a large upper room furnished.

   St Luke ch. 22, v. 12

   I am among you as he that serveth.

   St Luke ch. 22, v. 27

   Nevertheless, not my will, but thine, be done.

   St Luke ch. 22, v. 42

   And the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter.

   St Luke ch. 22, v. 61

   For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the

   St Luke ch. 23, v. 31

   Father, forgive them: for they know not what they do.

   St Luke ch. 23, v. 34

   Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.

   St Luke ch. 23, v. 42

   To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.

   St Luke ch. 23, v. 43

   Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit.

   St Luke ch. 23, v. 46.

   He was a good man, and a just.

   St Luke ch. 23, v. 50

   Why seek ye the living among the dead?

   St Luke ch. 24, v. 5

   Their words seemed to them as idle tales.

   St Luke ch. 24, v. 11

   Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way?

   St Luke ch. 24, v. 32

   He was known of them in breaking of bread.

   St Luke ch. 24, v. 35

   They gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb.

   St Luke ch. 24, v. 42 St John

   In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was

   St John ch. 1, v. 1

   All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that
   was made.

   St John ch. 1, v. 3

   And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

   St John ch. 1, v. 5

   There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.

   St John ch. 1, v. 6

   He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
   That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the

   St John ch. 1, v. 8

   He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him
   He came unto his own, and his own received him not.

   St John ch. 1, v. 10

   And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory,
   the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

   St John ch. 1, v. 14

   No man hath seen God at any time.

   St John ch. 1, v. 18. See 1 John ch. 4, v. 12

   I baptize with water: but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not;
   He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe's latchet
   I am not worthy to unloose.

   St John ch. 1, v. 26

   Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.

   St John ch. 1, v. 29

   Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth?

   St John ch. 1, v. 46

   Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!

   St John ch. 1, v. 47

   Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come.

   St John ch. 2, v. 4

   Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have
   well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine
   until now.

   St John ch. 2, v. 10

   When he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the

   St John ch. 2, v. 15

   The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but
   canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth.

   St John ch. 3, v. 8

   How can these things be?

   St John ch. 3, v. 9

   God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever
   believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

   St John ch. 3, v. 16

   Men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

   St John ch. 3, v. 19

   God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and
   in truth.

   St John ch. 4, v. 24

   They are white already to harvest.

   St John ch. 4, v. 35

   Other men laboured, and ye are entered into their labours.

   St John ch. 4, v. 38

   Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe.

   St John ch. 4, v. 48

   Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.

   St John ch. 5, v. 8

   He was a burning and a shining light.

   St John ch. 5, v. 35

   Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they
   are which testify of me.

   St John ch. 5, v. 39

   There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes:
   but what are they among so many?

   St John ch. 6, v. 9

   Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost.

   St John ch. 6, v. 12

   Him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.

   St John ch. 6, v. 37

   Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting

   St John ch. 6, v. 47

   It is the spirit that quickeneth.

   St John ch. 6, v. 63

   And the scribes and the Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in

   St John ch. 8, v. 3

   He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.

   St John ch. 8, v. 7

   Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.

   St John ch. 8, v. 11

   And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

   St John ch. 8, v. 32

   Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do.
   He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because
   there is no truth in him.  When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own:
   for he is a liar, and the father of it.

   St John ch. 8, v. 44

   The night cometh, when no man can work.

   St John ch. 9, v. 4

   He is of age; ask him: he shall speak for himself.

   St John ch. 9, v. 21

   One thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see.

   St John ch. 9, v. 25

   I am the door.

   St John ch. 10, v. 9

   I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.

   St John ch. 10, v. 11

   The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the

   St John ch. 10, v. 13

   Other sheep I have, which are not of this fold.

   St John ch. 10, v. 16

   Though ye believe not me, believe the works.

   St John ch. 10, v. 38

   I am the resurrection, and the life

   St John ch. 11, v. 25

   Jesus wept.

   St John ch. 11, v. 35

   Ye know nothing at all,
   Nor consider that it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the
   people, and that the whole nation perish not.

   St John ch. 11, v. 49

   Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the

   St John ch. 12, v. 5

   The poor always ye have with you.

   St John ch. 12, v. 8

   Lord, dost thou wash my feet?

   St John ch. 13, v. 6

   Now there was leaning on Jesus' bosom one of his disciples, whom Jesus

   St John ch. 13, v. 23

   That thou doest, do quickly.

   St John ch. 13, v. 27

   Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.

   St John ch. 14, v. 1

   In my Father's house are many mansions...I go to prepare a place for you.

   St John ch. 14, v. 2

   I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but
   by me.

   St John ch. 14, v. 6

   Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip?

   St John ch. 14, v. 9

   Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot.

   St John ch. 14, v. 22

   Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth,
   give I unto you.

   St John ch. 14, v. 27

   Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his

   St John ch. 15, v. 13

   Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you.

   St John ch. 15, v. 16

   It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the
   Comforter will not come unto you.

   St John ch. 16, v. 7

   I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.

   St John ch. 16, v. 12

   A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye
   shall see me, because I go to the Father.

   St John ch. 16, v. 16

   In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have
   overcome the world.

   St John ch. 16, v. 33

   While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that
   thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost but the son of

   St John ch. 17, v. 12

   Put up thy sword into the sheath.

   St John ch. 18, v. 11

   Pilate saith unto him, What is truth?

   St John ch. 18, v. 38

   Now Barabbas was a robber.

   St John ch. 18, v. 40

   What I have written I have written.

   St John ch. 19, v. 22

   Woman, behold thy son!...
   Behold thy mother!

   St John ch. 19, v. 26

   I thirst.

   St John ch. 19, v. 28

   It is finished.

   St John ch. 19, v. 30

   The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet
   dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the

   St John ch. 20, v. 1

   So they ran both together: and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and
   came first to the sepulchre.

   St John ch. 20, v. 4

   They have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him.

   St John ch. 20, v. 13

   Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She
   supposing him to be the gardener saith unto him, Sir, if thou have borne
   him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away.

   St John ch. 20, v. 15

   Touch me not.

   St John ch. 20, v. 17.

   Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger
   into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not

   St John ch. 20, v. 25

   Be not faithless, but believing.

   St John ch. 20, v. 27

   Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they
   that have not seen, and yet have believed.

   St John ch. 20, v. 29

   Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing.

   St John ch. 21, v. 3

   Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more that these?...Feed my lambs.

   St John ch. 21, v. 15

   Feed my sheep.

   St John ch. 21, v. 16

   Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee.

   St John ch. 21, v. 17

   When thou wast young, thou girdedst thyself, and walkedst whither thou
   wouldest: but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands,
   and another shall gird thee, and carry thee whither thou wouldest not.

   St John ch. 21, v. 18

   Peter, turning about, seeth the disciple whom Jesus loved following; which
   also leaned on his breast at supper, and said Lord, which is he that
   betrayeth thee?

   St John ch. 21, v. 20

   What shall this man do?
   Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to

   St John ch. 21, v. 21 Acts Of The Apostles

   The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began
   both to do and teach, Until the day in which he was taken up.

   Acts Of The Apostles ch. 1, v. 1

   Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven?

   Acts Of The Apostles ch. 1, v. 11

   And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind,
   and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
   And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire.

   Acts Of The Apostles ch. 2, v. 2

   Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and
   in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia,
   Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene,
   and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes,
   Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful
   works of God.

   Acts Of The Apostles ch. 2, v. 9

   And all that believed were together, and had all things common.

   Acts Of The Apostles ch. 2, v. 44

   Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee.

   Acts Of The Apostles ch. 3, v. 6

   Walking, and leaping, and praising God.

   Acts Of The Apostles ch. 3, v. 8

   It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables.

   Acts Of The Apostles ch. 6, v. 2

   The witnesses laid down their clothes at a young man's feet, whose name
   was Saul.

   Acts Of The Apostles ch. 7, v. 58

   Saul was consenting unto his death.

   Acts Of The Apostles ch. 8, v. 1

   Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God
   may be purchased with money.

   Acts Of The Apostles ch. 8, v. 20

   Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter.

   Acts Of The Apostles ch. 8, v. 21

   Breathing out threatenings and slaughter.

   Acts Of The Apostles ch. 9, v. 1

   Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?

   Acts Of The Apostles ch. 9, v. 4

   It is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.

   Acts Of The Apostles ch. 9, v. 5

   The street which is called Straight.

   Acts Of The Apostles ch. 9, v. 11

   Dorcas: this woman was full of good works.

   Acts Of The Apostles ch. 9, v. 36

   He fell into a trance,
   And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it had
   been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth:
   Wherein were all manner of four-footed beasts of the earth, and wild
   beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air.

   Acts Of The Apostles ch. 10, v. 10

   What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common.

   Acts Of The Apostles ch. 10, v. 15

   God is no respecter of persons.

   Acts Of The Apostles ch. 10, v. 34.

   He was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost.

   Acts Of The Apostles ch. 12, v. 23

   The gods are come down to us in the likeness of men.

   Acts Of The Apostles ch. 14, v. 11

   We also are men of like passions with you.

   Acts Of The Apostles ch. 14, v. 15

   Come over into Macedonia, and help us.

   Acts Of The Apostles ch. 16, v. 9

   What must I do to be saved?

   Acts Of The Apostles ch. 16, v. 30

   The Jews which believed not, moved with envy, took unto them certain lewd
   fellows of the baser sort, and gathered a company, and set all the city on
   an uproar.

   Acts Of The Apostles ch. 17, v. 5

   Those that have turned the world upside down are come hither also;
   Whom Jason hath received: and these all do contrary to the decrees of
   Caesar, saying that there is another king, one Jesus.

   Acts Of The Apostles ch. 17, v. 6

   What will this babbler say?

   Acts Of The Apostles ch. 17, v. 18

   For all the Athenians and strangers which were there spent their time in
   nothing else, but either to tell, or to hear some new thing.

   Acts Of The Apostles ch. 17, v. 21

   Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious.
   For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this
   inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him
   declare I unto you.

   Acts Of The Apostles ch. 17, v. 22

   God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of
   Heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands.

   Acts Of The Apostles ch. 17, v. 24

   For in him we live, and move, and have our being.

   Acts Of The Apostles ch. 17, v. 28

   Gallio cared for none of those things.

   Acts Of The Apostles ch. 18, v. 17

   We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost.

   Acts Of The Apostles ch. 19, v. 2

   All with one voice about the space of two hours cried out, Great is Diana
   of the Ephesians.

   Acts Of The Apostles ch. 19, v. 34

   I go bound in the spirit unto Jerusalem.

   Acts Of The Apostles ch. 20, v. 22

   It is more blessed to give than to receive.

   Acts Of The Apostles ch. 20, v. 35

   But Paul said, I am a man which am a Jew of Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, a
   citizen of no mean city.

   Acts Of The Apostles ch. 21, v. 39

   And the chief captain answered, With a great sum obtained I this freedom.
   And Paul said, But I was free born.

   Acts Of The Apostles ch. 22, v. 28

   A conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men.

   Acts Of The Apostles ch. 24, v. 16

   I appeal unto Caesar.

   Acts Of The Apostles ch. 25, v. 11

   Hast thou appealed unto Caesar? unto Caesar shalt thou go.

   Acts Of The Apostles ch. 25, v. 12

   Paul, thou art beside thyself; much learning doth make thee mad.

   Acts Of The Apostles ch. 26, v. 24

   For this thing was not done in a corner.

   Acts Of The Apostles ch. 26, v. 26

   Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian.

   Acts Of The Apostles ch. 26, v. 28

   I would to God, that not only thou, but also all that hear me this day,
   were both almost, and altogether such as I am, except these bonds.

   29 Romans

   Without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers.

   Romans ch. 1, v. 9

   I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise,
   and to the unwise.

   Romans ch. 1, v. 14

   The just shall live by faith.

   Romans ch. 1, v. 17

   Worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator.

   Romans ch. 1, v. 25

   Patient continuance in well doing.

   Romans ch. 2, v. 7

   For there is no respect of persons with God.

   Romans ch. 2, v. 11.

   These...are a law unto themselves.

   Romans ch. 2, v. 14

   Let God be true, but every man a liar.

   Romans ch. 3, v. 4

   Let us do evil, that good may come.

   Romans ch. 3, v. 8

   For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.

   Romans ch. 3, v. 23

   For where no law is, there is no transgression.

   Romans ch. 4, v. 15

   Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many

   Romans ch. 4, v. 18 (referring to Abraham)

   Hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our
   hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

   Romans ch. 5, v. 5

   Where sin abounded, grace did much more abound.

   Romans ch. 5, v. 20

   Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?
   God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer in sin?

   Romans ch. 6, v. 1

   We also should walk in newness of life.

   Romans ch. 6, v. 4

   Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more
   dominion over him.
   For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he
   liveth unto God.

   Romans ch. 6, v. 9

   The wages of sin is death.

   Romans ch. 6, v. 23

   Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law.

   Romans ch. 7, v. 7

   For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I

   Romans ch. 7, v. 19.

   O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this

   Romans ch. 7, v. 24

   They that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they
   that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.
   For to be carnally minded is death.

   Romans ch. 8, v. 5

   For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have
   received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

   Romans ch. 8, v. 15

   We are the children of God:
   And if the children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with

   Romans ch. 8, v. 16

   For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain
   together until now.

   Romans ch. 8, v. 22

   All things work for good to them that love God.

   Romans ch. 8, v. 28

   If God be for us, who can be against us?

   Romans ch. 8, v. 31

   For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor
   principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
   Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate
   us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

   Romans ch. 8, v. 38

   Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me
   Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one
   vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?

   Romans ch. 9, v. 20

   I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present
   your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God.

   Romans ch. 12, v. 1

   Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.

   Romans ch. 12, v. 15

   Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in
   you own conceits.

   Romans ch. 12, v. 16

   Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

   Romans ch. 12, v. 19

   Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

   Romans ch. 12, v. 21

   Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers...the powers that be are
   ordained of God.

   Romans ch. 13, v. 1

   For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil.

   Romans ch. 13, v. 3

   Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom
   to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.
   Owe no man anything, but to love one another: for he that loveth another
   hath fulfilled the law.

   Romans ch. 13, v. 7

   Love is the fulfilling of the law.

   Romans ch. 13, v. 10

   Now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer
   than when we believed.
   The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the
   works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.

   Romans ch. 13, v. 11

   Make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.

   Romans ch. 13, v. 14

   Doubtful disputations.

   Romans ch. 14, v. 1

   Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.

   Romans ch. 14, v. 5

   Salute one another with an holy kiss.

   Romans ch. 16, v. 16 1 Corinthians

   The foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.

   1 Corinthians ch. 1, v. 21

   God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and
   God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which
   are mighty.

   1 Corinthians ch. 1, v. 27

   I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.

   1 Corinthians ch. 3, v. 6

   Stewards of the mysteries of God.

   1 Corinthians ch. 4, v. 1

   We are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels.

   1 Corinthians ch. 4, v. 9

   Absent in body, but present in spirit.

   1 Corinthians ch. 5, v. 3

   Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?

   1 Corinthians ch. 5, v. 6

   Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:
   Therefore let us keep the feast, not with the old leaven, neither with the
   leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of
   sincerity and truth.

   1 Corinthians ch. 5, v. 7

   Your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost.

   1 Corinthians ch. 6, v. 19

   It is better to marry than to burn.

   1 Corinthians ch. 7, v. 9

   The unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife.

   1 Corinthians ch. 7, v. 14

   The fashion of this world passeth away.

   1 Corinthians ch. 7, v. 31

   Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth.

   1 Corinthians ch. 8, v. 1

   Who goeth a warfare any time at his own charges? who planteth a vineyard,
   and eateth not of the fruit thereof?

   1 Corinthians ch. 9, v. 7

   I am made all things to all men.

   1 Corinthians ch. 9, v. 22

   Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the

   1 Corinthians ch. 9, v. 24

   Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.
   I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that
   beateth the air.
   But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection; lest that by any
   means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

   1 Corinthians ch. 9, v. 25

   All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient.

   1 Corinthians ch. 10, v. 23

   For the earth is the Lord's and the fulness thereof.

   1 Corinthians ch. 10, v. 26.

   Doth not even nature itself teach you, that if a man have long hair, it is
   a shame unto him?
   But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her.

   1 Corinthians ch. 11, v. 14

   Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.

   1 Corinthians ch. 12, v. 4

   Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not
   charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
   And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and
   all knowledge; and though I have all faith; so that I could remove
   mountains; and have not charity, I am nothing.
   And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my
   body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.
   Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth
   not itself, is not puffed up,
   Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily
   provoked, thinketh no evil;
   Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
   Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all
   Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail;
   whether there be tongues; they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it
   shall vanish away.
   For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
   But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall
   be done away.
   When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought
   as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
   For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know
   in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
   And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of
   these is charity.

   1 Corinthians ch. 13, v. 1

   If the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the

   1 Corinthians ch. 14, v. 8

   Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto
   them to speak.

   1 Corinthians ch. 14, v. 34

   If they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it
   is a shame for women to speak in the church.

   1 Corinthians ch. 14, v. 35

   Let all things be done decently and in order.

   1 Corinthians ch. 14, v. 40

   Last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time.
   For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an
   apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
   But by the grace of God I am what I am.

   1 Corinthians ch. 15, v. 8

   I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God
   which was with me.

   1 Corinthians ch. 15, v. 10

   If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most

   1 Corinthians ch. 15, v. 19

   But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them
   that slept.
   For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the
   For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

   1 Corinthians ch. 15, v. 20

   The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.

   1 Corinthians ch. 15, v. 26

   If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what
   advantageth it me, if the dead rise not? let us eat and drink; for to
   morrow we die.

   1 Corinthians ch. 15, v. 32.

   Evil communications corrupt good manners.

   1 Corinthians ch. 15, v. 33

   One star differeth from another star in glory.

   1 Corinthians ch. 15, v. 41

   So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is
   raised in incorruption.

   1 Corinthians ch. 15, v. 42

   The first man is of the earth, earthy.

   1 Corinthians ch. 15, v. 47

   Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be
   In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump; for the
   trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we
   shall be changed.
   For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on

   1 Corinthians ch. 15, v. 51

   O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?

   1 Corinthians ch. 15, v. 55

   Quit you like men, be strong.

   1 Corinthians ch. 16, v. 13

   Let him be Anathema Maran-atha

   1 Corinthians ch. 16, v. 22 2 Corinthians

   Our sufficiency is of God;
   Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the
   letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth

   2 Corinthians ch. 3, v. 5

   We have this treasure in earthen vessels.

   2 Corinthians ch. 4, v. 7

   We know that if our earthly tabernacle of this house were dissolved, we
   have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the

   2 Corinthians ch. 5, v. 1

   Now is the accepted time.

   2 Corinthians ch. 6, v. 2

   As having nothing, and yet possessing all things.

   2 Corinthians ch. 6, v. 10

   God loveth a cheerful giver.

   2 Corinthians ch. 9, v. 7

   For ye suffer fools gladly, seeing ye yourselves are wise.

   2 Corinthians ch. 9, v. 19

   Are they Hebrews? so am I. Are they Israelites? so am I. Are they the seed
   of Abraham?  so am I.
   Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more.

   2 Corinthians ch. 11, v. 22

   Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes save one.
   Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered
   shipwreck, a night and a day have I been in the deep;
   In journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils
   by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils of the city,
   in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false
   brethren; In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and
   thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.
   Beside those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily, the
   care of all the churches.

   2 Corinthians ch. 11, v. 24

   There was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to
   buffet me.

   2 Corinthians ch. 12, v. 7

   My strength is made perfect in weakness.

   2 Corinthians ch. 12, v. 9 Galatians

   The right hands of fellowship.

   Galatians ch. 2, v. 9

   It is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other
   by a freewoman.
   But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the
   freewoman was by promise.
   Which things are an allegory.

   Galatians ch. 4, v. 22

   Ye are fallen from grace.

   Galatians ch. 5, v. 4

   But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering,
   gentleness, goodness, faith,
   Meekness, temperance.

   Galatians ch. 5, v. 22

   Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that
   shall he also reap.

   Galatians ch. 6, v. 7

   Let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we
   faint not.

   Galatians ch. 6, v. 9. See 2 Thessalonians 3, v. 13

   Ye see how large a letter I have written unto you with mine own hand.

   Galatians ch. 6, v. 11 Ephesians

   Christ came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them
   that were nigh.

   Ephesians ch. 2, v. 17

   Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given,
   that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ.

   Ephesians ch. 3, v. 8

   I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
   Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,
   That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory,
   to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man.

   Ephesians ch. 3, v. 14

   The love of Christ, which passeth knowledge.

   Ephesians ch. 3, v. 19

   Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask
   or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
   Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world
   without end. Amen.

   Ephesians ch. 3, v. 20

   I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of
   the vocation wherewith ye are called.

   Ephesians ch. 4, v. 1

   He gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and
   some, pastors and teachers;
   For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the
   edifying of the body of Christ:
   Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the
   Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the
   fulness of Christ:
   That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried
   about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning
   craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive.

   Ephesians ch. 4, v. 11

   We are members one of another.

   Ephesians ch. 4, v. 25

   Be ye angry and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath.

   Ephesians ch. 4, v. 26

   Fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not once be
   named among you, as becometh saints;
   Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not

   Ephesians ch. 5, v. 3

   Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh
   the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.

   Ephesians ch. 5, v. 6

   See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
   Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

   Ephesians ch. 5, v. 15

   Be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;
   Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing
   and making melody in your heart to the Lord.

   Ephesians ch. 5, v. 18

   Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands, as unto the Lord.

   Ephesians ch. 5, v. 22

   Ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath.

   Ephesians ch. 6, v. 4

   Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers.

   Ephesians ch. 6, v. 6

   Put on the whole armour of God.

   Ephesians ch. 6, v. 11

   For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities,
   against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against
   spiritual wickedness in high places.
   Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to
   withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
   Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on
   the breastplate of righteousness;
   And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
   Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to
   quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

   Ephesians ch. 6, v. 12 Philippians

   For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

   Philippians ch. 1, v. 21

   Having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better.

   Philippians ch. 1, v. 23

   Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
   Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with
   But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant
   and was made in the likeness of men.

   Philippians ch. 2, v. 5

   God hath also highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above
   every name:
   That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and
   things in earth, and things under the earth.

   Philippians ch. 2, v. 9

   Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

   Philippians ch. 2, v. 12

   If any other man thinketh that he hath whereof he might trust in the
   flesh, I more:
   Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of
   Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee.

   Philippians ch. 3, v. 4

   But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.

   Philippians ch. 3, v. 7

   Forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those
   things which are before,
   I press toward the mark.

   Philippians ch. 3, v. 13

   Whose God is their belly, and whose glory is their shame.

   Philippians ch. 3, v. 19

   Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.

   Philippians ch. 4, v. 4

   The peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts
   and minds through Christ Jesus.

   Philippians ch. 4, v. 7

   Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever
   things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely,
   whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue and if there
   be any praise, think on these things.

   Philippians ch. 4, v. 8

   I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

   Philippians ch. 4, v. 13 Colossians

   Touch not; taste not; handle not.

   Colossians ch. 2, v. 21

   Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.

   Colossians ch. 3, v. 2

   Ye have put off the old man with his deeds:
   And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image
   of him that created him:
   Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision,
   Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free:  but Christ is all, and in all.

   Colossians ch. 3, v. 9

   Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.

   Colossians ch. 3, v. 19

   Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt.

   Colossians ch. 4, v. 6

   Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas, greet you.

   Colossians ch. 4, v. 14 1 Thessalonians

   We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our
   Remembering without ceasing your work of faith and labour of love, and
   patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.

   1 Thessalonians ch. 1, v. 2

   Study to be quiet, and to do your own business.

   1 Thessalonians ch. 4, v. 11

   But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of
   faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.

   1 Thessalonians ch. 5, v. 8

   Pray without ceasing.

   1 Thessalonians ch. 5, v. 17

   Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.

   1 Thessalonians ch. 5, v. 21 2 Thessalonians

   If any would not work, neither should he eat.

   1 Thessalonians ch. 3, v. 10 1 Timothy

   Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies.

   1 Timothy ch. 1, v. 4

   I did it ignorantly in unbelief.

   1 Timothy ch. 1, v. 13

   Sinners; of whom I am chief.

   1 Timothy ch. 1, v. 15

   Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.  But I suffer not a
   woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.

   1 Timothy ch. 2, v. 11

   And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the

   1 Timothy ch. 2, v. 14

   If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.

   1 Timothy ch. 3, v. 1

   A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober,
   of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;
   Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient,
   not a brawler, not covetous.

   1 Timothy ch. 3, v. 2

   Giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils.

   1 Timothy ch. 4, v. 1

   Refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself rather unto

   1 Timothy ch. 4, v. 7

   But the younger widows refuse: for when they have begun to wax wanton
   against Christ, they will marry;
   Having damnation, because they have cast off their first faith.

   1 Timothy ch. 5, v. 11

   Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and
   thine often infirmities.

   1 Timothy ch. 5, v. 23

   For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry
   nothing out.

   1 Timothy ch. 6, v. 7

   The love of money is the root of all evil.

   1 Timothy ch. 6, v. 10

   Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life.

   1 Timothy ch. 6, v. 12

   Rich in good works.

   1 Timothy ch. 6, v. 18

   Science falsely so called.

   1 Timothy ch. 6, v. 20 2 Timothy

   For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love,
   and of a sound mind.

   2 Timothy ch. 1, v. 7

   Hold fast the form of sound words.

   2 Timothy ch. 1, v. 13

   Silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts.

   2 Timothy ch. 3, v. 6

   Be instant in season, out of season.

   2 Timothy ch. 4, v. 2

   I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the

   2 Timothy ch. 4, v. 7 Titus

   Unto the pure all things are pure.

   Titus ch. 1, v. 15 Hebrews

   God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the
   fathers by the prophets,
   Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed
   heir of all things, by whom he also made the worlds:
   Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his
   person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by
   himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on

   Hebrews ch. 1, v. 1

   Without shedding of blood is no remission.

   Hebrews ch. 9, v. 22

   It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

   Hebrews ch. 10, v. 31

   Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not

   Hebrews ch. 11, v. 1

   For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose maker and builder
   is God.

   Hebrews ch. 11, v. 10

   These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen
   them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and
   confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.

   Hebrews ch. 11, v. 13

   Of whom the world was not worthy.

   Hebrews ch. 11, v. 38

   Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of
   witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily
   beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
   Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy
   that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set
   down at the right hand of God.

   Hebrews ch. 12, v. 1

   Whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth.

   Hebrews ch. 12, v. 6

   The spirits of just men made perfect.

   Hebrews ch. 12, v. 23

   Let brotherly love continue.
   Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained
   angels unawares.

   Hebrews ch. 13, v. 1

   Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

   Hebrews ch. 13, v. 8

   For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.

   Hebrews ch. 13, v. 14

   To do good and to communicate forget not.

   Hebrews ch. 13, v. 16 James

   Let patience have her perfect work.

   James ch. 1, v. 4

   Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he
   shall receive the crown of life.

   James ch. 1, v. 12

   Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from
   the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of

   James ch. 1, v. 17

   Be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:
   For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.
   Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and
   receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your
   But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own
   For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man
   beholding his natural face in a glass:
   For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth
   what manner of man he was.

   James ch. 1, v. 19

   If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue,
   but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain.
   Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit
   the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself
   unspotted from the world.

   James ch. 1, v. 26

   Faith without works is dead.

   James ch. 2, v. 20

   How great a matter a little fire kindleth.

   James ch. 3, v. 5

   The tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil.

   James ch. 3, v. 8

   Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?

   James ch. 3, v. 11

   For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little
   time, and then vanisheth away.

   James ch. 4, v. 14

   Ye have heard of the patience of Job.

   James ch. 5, v. 11

   Let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay.

   James ch. 5, v. 12

   The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

   James ch. 5, v. 16 1 Peter

   Jesus Christ: Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see
   him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory.

   1 Peter ch. 1, v. 7

   All flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass.
   The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away.

   1 Peter ch. 1, v. 24.

   As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow
   If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.

   1 Peter ch. 2, v. 2

   But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a
   peculiar people.

   1 Peter ch. 2, v. 9

   Abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul.

   1 Peter ch. 2, v. 11

   Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.

   1 Peter ch. 2, v. 17

   For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall
   take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it
   patiently, this is acceptable with God.

   1 Peter ch. 2, v. 20

   Ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and
   Bishop of your souls.

   1 Peter ch. 2, v. 25

   The ornament of a meek and quiet spirit.

   1 Peter ch. 3, v. 4

   Giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel.

   1 Peter ch. 3, v. 7

   Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise

   1 Peter ch. 3, v. 9

   The end of all things is at hand.

   1 Peter ch. 4, v. 7

   Charity shall cover the multitude of sins.

   1 Peter ch. 4, v. 8

   Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring
   lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.

   1 Peter ch. 5, v. 8 2 Peter

   And the day star arise in your hearts.

   2 Peter ch. 1, v. 19

   They are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.

   2 Peter ch. 2, v. 10

   The dog is turned to his own vomit again.

   2 Peter ch. 2, v. 22 1 John

   If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not
   in us.

   1 John ch. 1, v. 8

   But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and
   shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of
   God in him?

   1 John ch. 3, v. 17

   He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

   1 John ch. 4, v. 8

   There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear.

   1 John ch. 4, v. 18

   If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he
   that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he
   hath not seen?

   1 John ch. 4, v. 20 3 John

   He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God.

   3 John v. 11 Revelation

   John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and
   peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come.

   Revelation ch. 1, v. 4

   Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also
   which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of
   him. Even so, Amen.
   I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord.

   Revelation ch. 1, v. 7

   I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice
   as of a trumpet.

   Revelation ch. 1, v. 10

   What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches
   which are in Asia.

   Revelation ch. 1, v. 11

   Being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks.

   Revelation ch. 1, v. 12

   His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his
   eyes were as a flame of fire;
   And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his
   voice as the sound of many waters.
   And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a
   sharp twoedged sword:  and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his
   And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead.

   Revelation ch. 1, v. 14

   I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore,
   Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

   Revelation ch. 1, v. 18

   I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.

   Revelation ch. 2, v. 4

   Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

   Revelation ch. 2, v. 10

   I will not blot out his name out of the book of life.

   Revelation ch. 3, v. 5

   I will write upon him my new name.

   Revelation ch. 3, v. 12

   I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert
   cold or hot.
   So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue
   thee out of my mouth.

   Revelation ch. 3, v. 15

   Behold, I stand at the door, and knock.

   Revelation ch. 3, v. 20

   And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and
   there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.

   Revelation ch. 4, v. 3

   And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in
   the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full
   of eyes before and behind.

   Revelation ch. 4, v. 6

   They were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying,
   Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.

   Revelation ch. 4, v. 8

   Thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were

   Revelation ch. 4, v. 11

   Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?

   Revelation ch. 5, v. 2

   The four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb,
   having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are
   the prayers of saints.

   Revelation ch. 5, v. 8

   He went forth conquering, and to conquer.

   Revelation ch. 6, v. 2

   And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was

   Revelation ch. 6, v. 8

   The kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief
   captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid
   themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;
   And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face
   of him that sitteth upon the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:
   For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

   Revelation ch. 6, v. 15

   A great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and
   kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the

   Revelation ch. 7, v. 9

   And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and
   the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped

   Revelation ch. 7, v. 11

   And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are
   arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?

   Revelation ch. 7, v. 13

   These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their
   robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

   Revelation ch. 7, v. 14

   They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun
   light on them, nor any heat.

   Revelation ch. 7, v. 16

   God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.

   Revelation ch. 7, v. 17

   And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about
   the space of half an hour.

   Revelation ch. 8, v. 1

   And the name of the star is called Wormwood.

   Revelation ch. 8, v. 11

   And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall
   desire to die, and death shall flee from them.

   Revelation ch. 9, v. 6

   And there were stings in their tails.

   Revelation ch. 9, v. 10

   It was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly
   was bitter.

   Revelation ch. 10, v. 10

   And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun,
   and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars.

   Revelation ch. 12, v. 1

   And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the
   dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels.

   Revelation ch. 12, v. 7

   Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?

   Revelation ch. 13, v. 4

   And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name
   of the beast, or the number of his name.

   Revelation ch. 13, v. 17

   Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is
   the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

   Revelation ch. 13, v. 18

   And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the
   voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with
   their harps:
   And they sung as it were a new song...and no man could learn that song but
   the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the

   Revelation ch. 14, v. 2

   Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city.

   Revelation ch. 14, v. 8

   And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they
   have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image.

   Revelation ch. 14, v. 11

   Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the
   Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow

   Revelation ch. 14, v. 13

   And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire.

   Revelation ch. 15, v. 2

   Behold, I come as a thief.

   Revelation ch. 16, v. 15

   And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue

   Revelation ch. 16, v. 16

   I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon
   many waters.

   Revelation ch. 17, v. 1


   Revelation ch. 17, v. 5

   And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it
   into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be
   thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.

   Revelation ch. 18, v. 21

   And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon
   him was called Faithful and True.

   Revelation ch. 19, v. 11

   And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS,

   Revelation ch. 19, v. 16

   And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and
   Satan, and bound him a thousand years.

   Revelation ch. 20, v. 2

   And I saw a great white throne.

   Revelation ch. 20, v. 11

   And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell
   delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man
   according to their works.

   Revelation ch. 20, v. 13

   And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first
   earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
   And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of
   heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

   Revelation ch. 21, v. 1

   And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no
   more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more
   pain: for the former things are passed away.
   And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And
   he said unto me, Write:  for these words are true and faithful.

   Revelation ch. 21, v. 4

   I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life

   Revelation ch. 21, v. 6

   The street of the city was pure gold.

   Revelation ch. 21, v. 21

   And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no
   night there.

   Revelation ch. 21, v. 25

   And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal,
   proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.

   Revelation ch. 22, v. 1

   And the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

   Revelation ch. 22, v. 2

   And, behold, I come quickly.

   Revelation ch. 22, v. 12

   For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and
   idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.

   Revelation ch. 22, v. 15

   Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

   Revelation ch. 22, v. 20

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   Dominus illuminatio mea, et salus mea, quem timebo?

   The Lord is the source of my light and my safety, so whom shall I fear?

   Psalm 26, v. 1.

   Asperges me hyssopo, et mundabor; lavabis me, et super nivem dealbabor.

   You will sprinkle me with hyssop, and I shall be made clean; you will wash
   me and I shall be made whiter than snow.

   Psalm 50, v. 9 (A. V. Psalm 51, v. 7).

   Cantate Domino canticum novum, quia mirabilia fecit.

   Sing to the Lord a new song, because he has done marvellous things.

   Psalm 97, v. 1 (A. V. Psalm 98, v. 1).

   Jubilate Deo, omnis terra; servite Domino in laetitia.

   Sing joyfully to God, all the earth; serve the Lord with gladness.

   Psalm 99, v. 2.

   Beatus vir qui timet Dominum, in mandatis ejus volet nimis!

   Happy is the man who fears the Lord, who is only too willing to follow his

   Psalm 111, v. 1 (A. V. Psalm 112, v. 1)

   Non nobis, Domine, non nobis; sed nomini tuo da gloriam.

   Not unto us, Lord, not unto us; but to thy name give glory.

   Psalm 113, v. 9. (A. V. Psalm 115, v. 1).

   Laudate Dominum, omnes gentes; laudate eum, omnes populi.

   Praise the Lord, all nations; praise him, all people.

   Psalm 116, v. 1 (A.V. Psalm 117, v. 1)

   Nisi Dominus aedificaverit domum, in vanum laboraverunt qui aedificant
   Nisi Dominus custodierit civitatem, frustra vigilat qui custodit eam.

   Unless the Lord has built the house, its builders have laboured in vain.
   Unless the Lord guards the city, it's no use its guard staying awake.

   Psalm 126, v. 1 (A. V. Psalm 127, v. 1). Shortened to Nisi Dominus frustra
   as the motto of the city of Edinburgh.

   De profundis clamavi ad te, Domine; Domine, exaudi vocem meam.

   Up from the depths I have cried to thee, Lord; Lord, hear my voice.

   Psalm 129, v. 1 (A. V. Psalm 130, v. 1).

   Vanitas vanitatum, dixit Ecclesiastes; vanitas vanitatum, et omnia

   Vanity of vanities, said the preacher; vanity of vanities, and everything
   is vanity.

   Ecclesiastes ch. 1, v. 2.

   Rorate, coeli, desuper, et nubes pluant Justum; aperiatur terra, et
   germinet Salvatorem.

   Drop down dew, heavens, from above, and let the clouds rain down
   righteousness; let the earth be opened, and a saviour spring to life.

   Isaiah ch. 45, v. 8

   Benedicite, omnia opera Domini, Domino; laudate et superexaltate eum in

   Bless the Lord, all the works of the Lord; praise him and exalt him above
   all things for ever.

   Daniel ch. 3, v. 57.

   Magnificat anima mea Dominum; Et exsultavit spiritus meus in Deo salutari

   My soul doth magnify the Lord: and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my

   St Luke ch. 1, v. 46.

   Esurientes implevit bonis, et divites dimisit inanes.

   He hath filled the hungry with good things: and the rich he hath sent
   empty away.

   St Luke ch. 1, v. 53.

   Nunc dimittis servum tuum, Domine, secundum verbum tuum in pace.

   Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace: according to thy word.

   St Luke ch. 2, v. 29.

   Pax Vobis.

   Peace be unto you.

   St Luke ch. 24, v. 36

   Quo vadis?

   Where are you going?

   St John ch. 16, v. 5

   Ecce homo.

   Behold the man.

   St John ch. 19, v. 5

   Consummatum est.

   It is achieved.

   St John ch. 19, v. 30.

   Noli me tangere.

   Do not touch me.

   St John ch. 20, v. 17.

   Sicut modo geniti infantes, rationabile, sine dolo lac concupiscite.

   After the fashion of newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word.

   1 Peter ch. 2, v. 2.

   Magna est veritas, et praevalet.

   Great is truth, and it prevails.

   3 Esdras ch. 4, v. 41.

2.117 Isaac Bickerstaffe c.1733-c.1808

   Perhaps it was right to dissemble your love,
   But--why did you kick me downstairs?

   'An Expostulation'

   There was a jolly miller once,
   Lived on the river Dee;
   He worked and sang from morn till night;
   No lark more blithe than he.

   'Love in a Village' (a comic opera with music by Thomas Arne, 1762) act 1,
   sc. 2

   And this the burthen of his song,
   For ever used to be,
   I care for nobody, not I,
   If no one cares for me.

   'Love in a Village' (1762) act 1, sc. 2

2.118 E. H. Bickersteth 1825-1906

   Peace, perfect peace, in this dark world of sin?
   The Blood of Jesus whispers peace within.

   'Songs in the House of Pilgrimage' (1875) 'Peace, perfect peace'

2.119 Georges Bidault 1899-1983

   The weak have one weapon: the errors of those who think they are strong.

   In 'Observer' 15 July 1962

2.120 Ambrose Bierce 1842-c.1914

   Acquaintance, n. A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not
   well enough to lend to.  A degree of friendship called slight when its
   object is poor or obscure, and intimate when he is rich or famous.

   'The Cynic's Word Book' (1906) p. 12

   Alliance, n. In international politics, the union of two thieves who have
   their hands so deeply inserted in each other's pocket that they cannot
   separately plunder a third.

   'The Cynic's Word Book' (1906) p. 16

   Applause, n. The echo of a platitude.

   'The Cynic's Word Book' (1906) p. 19

   Auctioneer, n. The man who proclaims with a hammer that he has picked a
   pocket with his tongue.

   'The Cynic's Word Book' (1906) p. 24

   Battle, n. A method of untying with the teeth a political knot that would
   not yield to the tongue.

   'The Cynic's Word Book' (1906) p. 30

   Calamity, n....Calamities are of two kinds: misfortune to ourselves, and
   good fortune to others.

   'The Cynic's Word Book' (1906) p. 41

   Conservative, n. A statesman who is enamoured of existing evils, as
   distinguished from the Liberal, who wishes to replace them with others.

   'The Cynic's Word Book' (1906) p. 56

   Destiny, n. A tyrant's authority for crime and a fool's excuse for

   'The Enlarged Devil's Dictionary' (1967) p. 64

   Future, n. That period of time in which our affairs prosper, our friends
   are true, and our happiness is assured.

   'The Cynic's Word Book' (1906) p. 129

   History, n. An account, mostly false, of events, mostly unimportant, which
   are brought about by rulers, mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools.

   'The Cynic's Word Book' (1906) p. 161

   Patience, n. A minor form of despair, disguised as a virtue.

   'The Devil's Dictionary' (1911) p. 248

   Peace, n. In international affairs, a period of cheating between two
   periods of fighting.

   'The Devil's Dictionary' (1911) p. 248

   Prejudice, n. A vagrant opinion without visible means of support.

   'The Devil's Dictionary' (1911) p. 264

   Saint, n. A dead sinner revised and edited.

   'The Devil's Dictionary' (1911) p. 306

2.121 Roger Bigod, Earl of Norfolk 1245-1306

   By God, O King, I will neither go nor hang!

   Replying to King Edward I's 'By God, earl, you shall either go or hang',
   24 February 1297, when requiring the barons to invade France through
   Gascony while he took command in Flanders; in Harry Rothwell (ed.)  'The
   Chronicles of Walter of Guisbrough' Camden Society Series 3, vol. 89
   (1957) p. 291

2.122 Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw) 1818-85

   The trouble with people is not that they don't know but that they know so
   much that ain't so.

   'Josh Billings' Encyclopedia of Wit and Wisdom' (1874)

   Thrice is he armed that hath his quarrel just,
   But four times he who gets his blow in fust.

   'Josh Billings, his Sayings' (1865).

2.123 Laurence Binyon 1869-1943

   They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old.
   Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
   At the going down of the sun and in the morning
   We will remember them.

   'For the Fallen' (1914)

   Now is the time for the burning of the leaves.

   'The Ruins' (1942)

2.124 Nigel Birch (Baron Rhyl) 1906-81

   My God! They've shot our fox!

   When hearing of the resignation of Hugh Dalton, Chancellor of the
   Exchequer in the Labour Government, 13 November 1947, in Harold Macmillan
   'Tides of Fortune' (1969) ch. 3

2.125 John Bird

   That was the week that was.

   Title of satirical BBC television series (1962-3)

2.126 Earl of Birkenhead

   See F. E. Smith (7.111) in Volume II

2.127 Augustine Birrell 1850-1933

   That great dust-heap called 'history'.

   'Obiter Dicta' (1884) 'Carlyle'

2.128 Prince Otto von Bismarck 1815-98

   Die Politik ist die Lehre von M”glichen.

   Politics is the art of the possible.

   In conversation with Meyer von Waldeck, 11 August 1867

   Die Vermittelung des Friedens denke ich mir nicht so, dass wir nun bei
   divergirenden Ansichten den Schiedsrichter spielen und sagen...

   I do not regard the procuring of peace as a matter in which we should play
   the r“le of arbiter between different opinions...more that of an honest
   broker who really wants to press the business forward.

   Speech to the Reichstag, 19 February 1878, in Ludwig Hahn (ed.)  'FЃrst
   Bismarck. Sein politisches Leben und Wirken' vol. 3 (1881) p. 90

   Legt eine m”glichst starke milit„rische Kraft...in die Hand des K”nigs von
   Preussen, dann wird er die Politik machen k”nnen, die Ihr wЃnscht; mit
   Reden und SchЃtzenfesten und Liedern macht sie sich nicht, sie macht sich
   nur durch Blut und Eisen.

   Place in the hands of the King of Prussia the strongest possible military
   power, then he will be able to carry out the policy you wish; this policy
   cannot succeed through speeches, and shooting-matches, and songs; it can
   only be carried out through blood and iron.

   Prussian House of Deputies, 28 January 1886 (used by Bismarck in the form
   Eisen und Blut 30 September 1862)

   Herr Ballen, the great shipping magnate, told me that he had heard
   Bismarck say towards the end of his life, 'If there is ever another war in
   Europe, it will come out of some damned silly thing in the Balkans.'

   In 'Hansard' 16 August 1945, col. 84

   A lath of wood painted to look like iron.

   Describing Lord Salisbury; attributed, but vigorously denied by Sidney
   Whitman in 'Personal Reminiscences of Prince Bismarck' (1902) ch. 14

2.129 Sir William Blackstone 1723-80

   Man was formed for society.

   'Commentaries on the Laws of England' (1765) introduction, sect. 2.

   The king never dies.

   'Commentaries on the Laws of England' (1765) bk. 1, ch. 7

   The royal navy of England hath ever been its greatest defence and
   ornament; it is its ancient and natural strength; the floating bulwark of
   the island.

   'Commentaries on the Laws of England' (1765) bk. 1, ch. 13

   That the king can do no wrong, is a necessary and fundamental principle of
   the English constitution.

   'Commentaries on the Laws of England' (1765) bk. 3, ch. 17

   It is better that ten guilty persons escape than one innocent suffer.

   'Commentaries on the Laws of England' (1765) bk. 4, ch. 27

2.130 Robert Blair 1699-1746

   Oft, in the lone church-yard at night I've seen,
   The schoolboy with a satchel in his hand,
   Whistling aloud to keep his courage up...
   Sudden he starts! and hears, or thinks he hears,
   The sound of something purring at his heels;
   Full fast he flies, and dares not look behind him,
   Till out of breath, he overtakes his fellows.

   'The Grave' (1743) l. 57.

2.131 Eubie Blake (James Hubert Blake) 1883-1983

   If I'd known I was gonna live this long, I'd have taken better care of

   On reaching the age of 100, in 'Observer' 13 February 1983

2.132 William Blake 1757-1827

   When Sir Joshua Reynolds died
   All Nature was degraded:
   The King dropped a tear into the Queen's ear;
   And all his pictures faded.

   Annotations to The Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds p. cix 'When Sir Joshua
   Reynolds died' (c.1808)

   To see a world in a grain of sand
   And a heaven in a wild flower
   Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
   And eternity in an hour.

   'Auguries of Innocence' (c.1803) l. 1

   A robin red breast in a cage
   Puts all Heaven in a rage.

   'Auguries of Innocence' (c.1803) l. 5

   A dog starved at his master's gate
   Predicts the ruin of the State
   A horse misused upon the road
   Calls to Heaven for human blood
   Each outcry of the hunted hare
   A fibre from the brain does tear
   A skylark wounded in the wing
   A cherubim does cease to sing.

   'Auguries of Innocence' (c.1803) l. 9

   The bat that flits at close of eve
   Has left the brain that won't believe.

   'Auguries of Innocence' (c.1803) l. 25

   He who shall hurt the little wren
   Shall never be beloved by men
   He who the ox to wrath has moved
   Shall never be by woman loved.

   'Auguries of Innocence' (c.1803) l. 29

   The caterpillar on the leaf
   Repeats to thee thy mother's grief
   Kill not the moth nor butterfly
   For the Last Judgement draweth nigh.

   'Auguries of Innocence' (c.1803) l. 37

   A truth that's told with bad intent
   Beats all the lies you can invent
   It is right it should be so
   Man was made for joy and woe
   And when this we rightly know
   Thro' the world we safely go
   Joy and woe are woven fine
   A clothing for the soul divine.

   'Auguries of Innocence' (c.1803) l. 53

   The bleat the bark bellow and roar
   Are waves that beat on heavens shore.

   'Auguries of Innocence' (c.1803) l. 71

   The strongest poison ever known
   Came from Caesar's laurel crown.

   'Auguries of Innocence' (c.1803) l. 97

   The whore and gambler by the State
   Licensed build that nation's fate
   The harlot's cry from street to street
   Shall weave old England's winding sheet.

   'Auguries of Innocence' (c.1803) l. 113

   God appears and God is Light
   To those poor souls who dwell in night
   But does a human form display
   To those who dwell in realms of day.

   'Auguries of Innocence' (c.1803) l. 129

   Does the eagle know what is in the pit?
   Or wilt thou go ask the mole:
   Can wisdom be put in a silver rod?
   Or love in a golden bowl?

   'The Book of Thel' (1789) plate i 'Thel's Motto'

        Everything that lives,
   Lives not alone, nor for itself.

   'The Book of Thel' (1789) plate 3, l. 26

   The Vision of Christ that thou dost see
   Is my vision's greatest enemy
   Thine has a great hook nose like thine
   Mine has a snub nose like to mine.

   'The Everlasting Gospel' (c.1818) (a) l. 1

   Both read the Bible day and night
   But thou read'st black where I read white.

   'The Everlasting Gospel' (c.1818) (a) l. 13

   Was Jesus gentle or did he
   Give any marks of gentility
   When twelve years old he ran away
   And left his parents in dismay.

   'The Everlasting Gospel' (c.1818) (b) l. 1

   Was Jesus humble or did he
   Give any proofs of humility
   Boast of high things with humble tone
   And give with charity a stone.

   'The Everlasting Gospel' (c.1818) (d) l. 1

   Humility is only doubt
   And does the sun and moon blot out
   Rooting over with thorns and stems
   The buried soul and all its gems
   This life's dim windows of the soul
   Distorts the heavens from pole to pole
   And leads you to believe a lie
   When you see with not thro' the eye.

   'The Everlasting Gospel' (c.1818) (d) l. 99

   Was Jesus chaste or did he
   Give any lessons of chastity
   The morning blushed fiery red
   Mary was found in adulterous bed.

   'The Everlasting Gospel' (c.1818) (e) l. 1

   Jesus was sitting in Moses chair
   They brought the trembling woman there
   Moses commands she be stoned to death
   What was the sound of Jesus breath
   He laid His hand on Moses Law
   The ancient Heavens in silent awe
   Writ with curses from pole to pole
   All away began to roll.

   'The Everlasting Gospel' (c.1818) (e) l. 7

   I am sure this Jesus will not do
   Either for Englishman or Jew.

   'The Everlasting Gospel' (c.1818) (f) l. 1

   Did Jesus teach doubt or did he
   Give any lessons of philosophy
   Charge visionaries with deceiving
   Or call men wise for not believing.

   'The Everlasting Gospel' (c.1818) (h) l. 1

   Mutual Forgiveness of each vice,
   Such are the Gates of Paradise.

   'For the Sexes: The Gates of Paradise' 'Mutual Forgiveness of each Vice'

   Truly, my Satan, thou art but a dunce,
   And dost not know the garment from the man;
   Every harlot was a virgin once,
   Nor can'st thou ever change Kate into Nan.

   Tho' thou art worshipped by the names divine
   Of Jesus and Jehovah, thou art still
   The Son of Morn in weary Night's decline,
   The lost traveller's dream under the hill.

   'For the Sexes: The Gates of Paradise' 'To the Accuser who is The God of
   This World' [epilogue]

   I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man's.
   I will not reason and compare: my business is to create.

   'Jerusalem' (1815) 'Chapter 1' (plate 10, l. 20)

        Near mournful
   Ever weeping Paddington.

   'Jerusalem' (1815) 'Chapter 1' (plate 12, l. 27)

   The fields from Islington to Marybone,
   To Primrose Hill and Saint John's Wood
   Were builded over with pillars of gold;
   And there Jerusalem's pillars stood.

   'Jerusalem' (1815) 'To the Jews' (plate 27, l. 1) "The fields from
   Islington to Marybone"

   Pancras and Kentish-town repose
   Among her golden pillars high
   Among her golden arches which
   Shine upon the starry sky.

   'Jerusalem' (1815) 'To the Jews' (plate 27, l. 9) "The fields from
   Islington to Marybone"

   For a tear is an intellectual thing;
   And a sigh is the sword of an Angel King
   And the bitter groan of the martyr's woe
   Is an arrow from the Almighty's bow!

   'Jerusalem' (1815) 'To the Deists' (plate 52, l. 25) "I saw a Monk of

   He who would do good to another, must do it in minute particulars
   General good is the plea of the scoundrel, hypocrite and flatterer:
   For Art and Science cannot exist but in minutely organized particulars.

   'Jerusalem' (1815) 'Chapter 3' (plate 55, l. 60)

   I give you the end of a golden string;
   Only wind it into a ball:
   It will lead you in at Heaven's gate,
   Built in Jerusalem's wall.

   'Jerusalem' (1815) 'To the Christians' (plate 77) "I give you the end of a
   golden string"

   England! awake! awake! awake!
   Jerusalem thy sister calls!
   Why wilt thou sleep the sleep of death,
   And close her from thy ancient walls?

   'Jerusalem' (1815) 'To the Christians' (plate 77) "England! awake!... "

   And now the time returns again:
   Our souls exult, and London's towers,
   Receive the Lamb of God to dwell
   In England's green and pleasant bowers.

   'Jerusalem' (1815) 'To the Christians' (plate 77)

   I care not whether a man is good or evil; all that I care
   Is whether he is a wise man or a fool. Go! put off holiness
   And put on Intellect.

   'Jerusalem' (1815) 'Chapter 4' (plate 91, l. 54)

        May God us keep
   From Single vision and Newton's sleep!

   In Letter to Thomas Butts, 22 November 1802

   O why was I born with a different face?
   Why was I not born like the rest of my race?

   In Letter to Thomas Butts, 16 August 1803

   Without contraries is no progression. Attraction and repulsion, reason and
   energy, love and hate, are necessary to human existence.

   'The Marriage of Heaven and Hell' (1790-3) 'The Argument'

   Energy is Eternal Delight.

   'The Marriage of Heaven and Hell' (1790-3) 'The voice of the Devil'

   The reason Milton wrote in fetters when he wrote of Angels and God, and at
   liberty when of Devils and Hell, is because he was a true Poet, and of the
   Devil's party without knowing it.

   'The Marriage of Heaven and Hell' (1790-3) 'The voice of the Devil' "note"

   The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.

   'The Marriage of Heaven and Hell' (1790-3) 'Proverbs of Hell'

   Prudence is a rich, ugly, old maid courted by Incapacity.

   'The Marriage of Heaven and Hell' (1790-3) 'Proverbs of Hell'

   He who desires but acts not, breeds pestilence.

   'The Marriage of Heaven and Hell' (1790-3) 'Proverbs of Hell'

   A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.

   'The Marriage of Heaven and Hell' (1790-3) 'Proverbs of Hell'

   Eternity is in love with the productions of time.

   'The Marriage of Heaven and Hell' (1790-3) 'Proverbs of Hell'

   Bring out number weight and measure in a year of dearth.

   'The Marriage of Heaven and Hell' (1790-3) 'Proverbs of Hell'

   If the fool would persist in his folly he would become wise.

   'The Marriage of Heaven and Hell' (1790-3) 'Proverbs of Hell'

   Prisons are built with stones of Law, brothels with bricks of Religion.

   'The Marriage of Heaven and Hell' (1790-3) 'Proverbs of Hell'

   The pride of the peacock is the glory of God.
   The lust of the goat is the bounty of God.
   The wrath of the lion is the wisdom of God.
   The nakedness of woman is the work of God.

   'The Marriage of Heaven and Hell' (1790-3) 'Proverbs of Hell'

   The tygers of wrath are wiser than the horses of instruction.

   'The Marriage of Heaven and Hell' (1790-3) 'Proverbs of Hell'

   Damn. braces: Bless relaxes.

   'The Marriage of Heaven and Hell' (1790-3) 'Proverbs of Hell'

   Exuberance is beauty.

   'The Marriage of Heaven and Hell' (1790-3) 'Proverbs of Hell'

   Sooner murder an infant in its cradle than nurse unacted desires.

   'The Marriage of Heaven and Hell' (1790-3) 'Proverbs of Hell'

   Truth can never be told so as to be understood, and not be believed.

   'The Marriage of Heaven and Hell' (1790-3) 'Proverbs of Hell'

   How do you know but every bird that cuts the airy way
   Is an immense world of delight, closed by your senses five?

   'The Marriage of Heaven and Hell' (1790-3) 'A Memorable Fancy' plate 7

   Then I asked: 'Does a firm persuasion that a thing is so, make it so?'

   He replied: 'All Poets believe that it does, and in ages of imagination
   this firm persuasion removed mountains; but many are not capable of a firm
   persuasion of anything.'

   'The Marriage of Heaven and Hell' (1790-3) 'A Memorable Fancy' plates

   If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as
   it is, infinite.

   'The Marriage of Heaven and Hell' (1790-3) 'A Memorable Fancy' plate 14

   I was in a printing house in Hell, and saw the method in which knowledge
   is transmitted from generation to generation.

   'The Marriage of Heaven and Hell' (1790-3) 'A Memorable Fancy' plates

   And did those feet in ancient time
   Walk upon England's mountains green?
   And was the holy Lamb of God
   On England's pleasant pastures seen?

   And did the Countenance Divine
   Shine forth upon our clouded hills?
   And was Jerusalem builded here
   Among these dark Satanic mills?

   Bring me my bow of burning gold:
   Bring me my arrows of desire:
   Bring me my spear: O clouds, unfold!
   Bring me my chariot of fire.

   I will not cease from mental fight,
   Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand,
   Till we have built Jerusalem,
   In England's green and pleasant land.

   'Milton' (1804-10) Preface 'And did those feet in ancient time'

   Mock on mock on Voltaire Rousseau
   Mock on mock on 'tis all in vain
   You throw the sand against the wind
   And the wind blows it back again.

   'MS Note-Book' p. 7

   Of H--'s birth this was the happy lot
   His mother on his father him begot.

   'MS Note-Book' p. 27

   A petty sneaking knave I knew
   O! Mr Cr[omek] how do ye do.

   'MS Note-Book' p. 29

   He has observed the golden rule
   Till he's become the golden fool.

   'MS Note-Book' p.30

   To forgive enemies H-- does pretend
   Who never in his life forgave a friend.

   'MS Note-Book' p. 34

   The errors of a wise man make your rule
   Rather than the perfections of a fool.

   'MS Note-Book' p. 42

   Great things are done when men and mountains meet
   This is not done by jostling in the street.

   'MS Note-Book' p. 43

   He who binds to himself a joy
   Doth the winged life destroy
   But he who kisses the joy as it flies
   Lives in Eternity's sunrise.

   'MS Note-Book' p. 99 'Several Questions Answered'--"He who binds to
   himself a joy"

   What is it men in women do require
   The lineaments of gratified desire
   What is it women do in men require
   The lineaments of gratified desire.

   'MS Note-Book' p. 99 'Several Questions Answered'--"What is it men in
   women do require"

   The sword sung on the barren heath
   The sickle in the fruitful field
   The sword he sung a song of death,
   But could not make the sickle yield.

   'MS Note-Book' p. 105

   Abstinence sows sand all over
   The ruddy limbs and flaming hair
   But Desire gratified
   Plants fruits of life and beauty there.

   'MS Note-Book' p. 105

   Never pain to tell thy love
   Love that never told can be
   For the gentle wind does move
   Silently, invisibly.

   'MS Note-Book' p. 115

   Soon as she was gone from me
   A traveller came by
   Silently, invisibly
   O was no deny.

   'MS Note-Book' p. 115

   Piping down the valleys wild
   Piping songs of pleasant glee
   On a cloud I saw a child.
   And he laughing said to me.

   Pipe a song about a Lamb;
   So I piped with merry cheer,
   Piper pipe that song again--
   So I piped, he wept to hear.

   'Songs of Innocence' (1789) introduction

   When my mother died I was very young,
   And my father sold me while yet my tongue
   Could scarcely cry weep weep weep weep.
   So your chimneys I sweep and in soot I sleep.

   'Songs of Innocence' (1789) 'The Chimney Sweeper'

   To Mercy Pity Peace and Love,
   All pray in their distress.

   'Songs of Innocence' (1789) 'The Divine Image'

   For Mercy has a human heart
   Pity a human face:
   And Love, the human form divine,
   And Peace, the human dress.

   'Songs of Innocence' (1789) 'The Divine Image'

   Then cherish pity, lest you drive an angel from your door.

   'Songs of Innocence' (1789) 'Holy Thursday'

   Little Lamb who made thee
   Dost thou know who made thee
   Gave thee life and bid thee feed.
   By the stream and o'er the mead;
   Gave thee clothing of delight,
   Softest clothing woolly bright;
   Gave thee such a tender voice,
   Making all the vales rejoice!

   'Songs of Innocence' (1789) 'The Lamb'

   My mother bore me in the southern wild,
   And I am black, but O! my soul is white;
   White as an angel is the English child:
   But I am black as if bereaved of light.

   'Songs of Innocence' (1789) 'The Little Black Boy'

   When the voices of children are heard on the green
   And laughing is heard on the hill.

   'Songs of Innocence' (1789) 'Nurse's Song'

   Can I see another's woe,
   And not be in sorrow too.
   Can I see another's grief,
   And not seek for kind relief.

   'Songs of Innocence' (1789) 'On Another's Sorrow'

   Hear the voice of the Bard!
   Who present, past, and future, sees.

   'Songs of Experience' (1794) introduction

   Ah, Sun-flower! weary of time,
   Who countest the steps of the Sun;
   Seeking after that sweet golden clime
   Where the traveller's journey is done:

   Where the Youth pined away with desire,
   And the pale Virgin shrouded in snow:
   Arise from their graves and aspire,
   Where my Sun-flower wishes to go.

   'Songs of Experience' (1794) 'Ah, Sun-flower!'

   Love seeketh not itself to please,
   Nor for itself hath any care;
   But for another gives its ease,
   And builds a Heaven in Hell's despair.

   'Songs of Experience' (1794) 'The Clod and the Pebble'

   Love seeketh only Self to please,
   To bind another to its delight,
   Joys in another's loss of ease,
   And builds a Hell in Heaven's despite.

   'Songs of Experience' (1794) 'The Clod and the Pebble'

   My mother groaned! my father wept.
   Into the dangerous world I leapt:
   Helpless, naked, piping loud;
   Like a fiend hid in a cloud.

   'Songs of Experience' (1794) 'Infant Sorrow'

   Children of the future age,
   Reading this indignant page:
   Know that in a former time,
   Love! sweet love! was thought a crime.

   'Songs of Experience' (1794) 'A Little Girl Lost'

   Then the Parson might preach, and drink, and sing.
   And we'd be as happy as birds in the spring:
   And modest dame Lurch, who is always at church,
   Would not have bandy children nor fasting nor birch.

   'Songs of Experience' (1794) 'The Little Vagabond'

   I was angry with my friend;
   I told my wrath, my wrath did end.
   I was angry with my foe:
   I told it not, my wrath did grow.

   'Songs of Experience' (1794) 'A Poison Tree'

   O Rose, thou art sick!
   The invisible worm
   That flies in the night,
   In the howling storm:

   Has found out thy bed
   Of crimson joy:
   And his dark secret love
   Does thy life destroy.

   'Songs of Experience' (1794) 'The Sick Rose'

   Tyger Tyger, burning bright,
   In the forests of the night;
   What immortal hand or eye,
   Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

   'Songs of Experience' (1794) 'The Tiger'

   What the hand, dare seize the fire?

   And what shoulder, and what art,
   Could twist the sinews of thy heart?
   And when thy heart began to beat,
   What dread hand? and what dread feet?

   'Songs of Experience' (1794) 'The Tiger'

   When the stars threw down their spears
   And watered heaven with their tears:
   Did he smile his work to see?
   Did he who made the Lamb make thee?

   'Songs of Experience' (1794) 'The Tiger'

   Cruelty has a human heart,
   And Jealousy a human face;
   Terror the human form divine,
   And Secrecy the human dress.

   'A Divine Image'; etched but not included in 'Songs of Experience' (1794)

   Vision or Imagination is a Representation of what Eternally Exists, Really
   and Unchangeably.

   'A Vision of the Last Judgement' (1810) in 'MS Note-Book' p. 68

   What it will be questioned when the sun rises do you not see a round disc
   of fire somewhat like a guinea O no no I see an innumerable company of the
   heavenly host crying Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God Almighty.

   'A Vision of the Last Judgement' (1810) in 'MS Note-Book' p. 95

2.133 Susan Blamire 1747-94

   I've gotten a rock, I've gotten a reel,
   I've gotten a wee bit spinning-wheel;
   An' by the whirling rim I've found
   How the weary, weary warl goes round.

   'I've Gotten a Rock, I've Gotten a Reel' l. 1

   Should we miss but a tree where we used to be playing,
   Or find the wood cut where we sauntered a-Maying,--
   If the yew-seat's away, or the ivy's a-wanting,
   We hate the fine lawn and the new-fashioned planting.
   Each thing called improvement seems blackened with crimes,
   If it tears up one record of blissful old times.

   'When Home We Return' l. 7

2.134 Lesley Blanch 1907-

   She was an Amazon. Her whole life was spent riding at breakneck speed
   towards the wilder shores of love.

   'The Wilder Shores of Love' (1954) pt. 2, ch. 1

2.135 Karen Blixen

   See Isak Dinesen (4.61)

2.136 Philip Paul Bliss 1838-76

   Hold the fort, for I am coming.

   'Gospel Hymns and Sacred Songs' (1875) no. 14; suggested by a flag message
   from General W. T. Sherman near Atalanta, October 1864: 'Hold the Fort, I
   am coming'

2.137 Gebhard Lebrecht BlЃcher 1742-1819

   Was fЃr plunder!

   What rubbish!

   Said of London seen from the Monument, June 1814, often misquoted as 'Was
   fЃr plЃndern!' (What a place to plunder!); in Evelyn Princess BlЃcher
   'Memoirs of Prince BlЃcher' (1932) p.33

   BlЃcher and I [Wellington] met near La Belle Alliance; we were both on
   horseback; but he embraced and kissed me exclaiming Mein lieber Kamerad,
   and then quelle affaire! which was pretty much all he knew of French.

   In Philip Henry Stanhope 'Notes of Conversations with the Duke of
   Wellington 1831-51' (1888) p. 245, 4 November 1840 (in a letter to W.
   Mudford, 8 June 1816, Wellington had said the meeting took place at
   Genappe; see E.  Walford (compiler) 'The Words of Wellington' (1869)
   p. 116)

2.138 Edmund Blunden 1896-1974

   All things they have in common being so poor,
   And their one fear, Death's shadow at the door.


   I am for the woods against the world,
   But are the woods for me?

   'The Kiss' (1931)

   Dance on this ball-floor thin and wan,
   Use him as though you love him;
   Court him, elude him, reel and pass,
   And let him hate you through the glass.

   'Midnight Skaters' (1925)

   I have been young, and now am not too old;
   And I have seen the righteous forsaken,
   His health, his honour and his quality taken.
   This is not what we were formerly told.

   'Report on Experience' (1929)

   This was my country and it may be yet,
   But something flew between me and the sun.

   'The Resignation' (1928)

2.139 Wilfrid Scawen Blunt 1840-1922

   To the Grafton Gallery to look at...the Post-Impressionist pictures sent
   over from Paris...The drawing is on the level of that of an untaught child
   of seven or eight years old, the sense of colour that of a tea-tray
   painter, the method that of a schoolboy who wipes his fingers on a slate
   after spitting on them...These are not works of art at all, unless
   throwing a handful of mud against a wall may be called one. They are the
   works of idleness and impotent stupidity, a pornographic show.

   'My Diaries' (1920) 15 November 1910

2.140 Ronald Blythe 1922-

   As for the British churchman, he goes to church as he goes to the
   bathroom, with the minimum of fuss and with no explanation if he can help

   'The Age of Illusion' (1963) ch. 12

   An industrial worker would sooner have a њ5 note but a countryman must
   have praise.

   'Akenfield' (1969) ch. 5

2.141 Boethius (Anicius Manlius Severinus) c.476-524

   Nam in omni adversitate fortunae infelicissimum genus est infortunii,
   fuisse felicem.

   For in every ill-turn of fortune the most unhappy sort of misfortune is to
   have been happy.

   'De Consolatione Philosophiae' bk. 2, prose 4

2.142 Louise Bogan 1897-1970

   Women have no wilderness in them,
   They are provident instead,
   Content in the tight hot cell of their hearts
   To eat dusty bread.

   'Women' (1923)

2.143 John B. Bogart 1848-1921

   When a dog bites a man, that is not news, because it happens so often. But
   if a man bites a dog, that is news.

   In F. M. O'Brien 'The Story of the [New York] Sun' (1918) ch. 10 (often
   attributed to Charles A. Dana)

2.144 Niels Bohr 1885-1962

   One of the favourite maxims of my father was the distinction between the
   two sorts of truths, profound truths recognized by the fact that the
   opposite is also a profound truth, in contrast to trivialities where
   opposites are obviously absurd.

   In S. Rozental 'Niels Bohr' (1967) p. 328

2.145 Nicolas Boileau 1636-1711

   Enfin Malherbe vint, et, le premier en France,
   Fit sentir dans les vers une juste cadence.

   At last came Malherbe, and, first ever in France,
   made a proper flow felt in verse.

   'L'Art po‚tique' canto 1, l. 131

   Un sot trouve toujours un plus sot qui l'admire.

   A fool can always find a greater fool to admire him.

   'L'Art po‚tique' canto 1, l. 232

   Qu'en un lieu, qu'en un jour, un seul fait accompli
   Tienne jusqu'… la fin le th‚ѓtre rempli.

   Let a single completed action, all in one place, all in one day, keep the
   theatre packed to the end of your play.

   'L'Art po‚tique' canto 3, l. 45

   Si j'‚cris quatre mots, j'en effacerai trois.

   Of every four words I write, I strike out three.

   'Satire (2). A M. MoliЉre'

2.146 Alan Bold 1943-

   Scotland, land of the omnipotent No.

   'A Memory of Death' (1969)

2.147 Henry St John, Viscount Bolingbroke 1678-1751

   They make truth serve as a stalking-horse to error.

   'Letters on the Study and Use of History' (1752) No. 4, pt. 1

   They [Thucydides and Xenophon] maintained the dignity of history.

   'Letters on the Study and Use of History' (1752) No. 5, pt. 2

   Nations, like men, have their infancy.

   'On the Study of History' Letter 5 in 'Works' (1809) vol. 3, p. 414

   Truth lies within a little and certain compass, but error is immense.

   'Reflections upon Exile' (1716)

   What a world is this, and how does fortune banter us!

   Letter to Jonathan Swift, 3 August 1714, in Harold Williams (ed.)
   'Correspondence of Jonathan Swift' (1963) vol. 2, p. 101

   The great mistake is that of looking upon men as virtuous, or thinking
   that they can be made so by laws.

   Comment (c.1728), in Joseph Spence 'Observations, Anecdotes, and
   Characters' (1820, ed. J. M. Osborn, 1966) Anecdote 882

   The greatest art of a politician is to render vice serviceable to the
   cause of virtue.

   Comment (c.1728), in Joseph Spence 'Observations, Anecdotes, and
   Characters' (1820, ed. J. M. Osborn, 1966) Anecdote 882

2.148 Robert Bolt 1924-

   Morality's not practical. Morality's a gesture. A complicated gesture
   learned from books.

   'A Man for All Seasons' (1960) act 2.

   [It] profits a man nothing to give his soul for the whole world...But for

   'A Man for All Seasons' (1960) act 2

2.149 Andrew Bonar Law 1858-1923

   If, therefore, war should ever come between these two countries [Great
   Britain and Germany], which Heaven forbid! it will not, I think, be due to
   irresistible natural laws; it will be due to the want of human wisdom.

   'Hansard' 27 Nov. 1911, col. 167

   If I am a great man, then all great men are frauds.

   In Lord Beaverbrook 'Politicians and the War' (1932) vol. 2, ch. 4

2.150 Carrie Jacobs Bond 1862-1946

   When you come to the end of a perfect day,
   And you sit alone with your thought,
   While the chimes ring out with a carol gay
   For the joy that the day has brought,
   Do you think what the end of a perfect day
   Can mean to a tired heart,
   When the sun goes down with a flaming ray,
   And the dear friends have to part?

   'A Perfect Day' (1910 song)

2.151 Sir David Bone 1874-1959

   It's 'Damn you, Jack--I'm all right!' with you chaps.

   'Brassbounder' (1910) ch. 3

2.152 Dietrich Bonhoeffer 1906-45

   Es ist der Vorzug und das Wesen der Starken, dass sie die grossen
   Entscheidungsfragen stellen und zu ihnen klar Stellung nehmen k”nnen. Die
   Schwachen mЃssen sich immer zwischen Alternativen entscheiden, die nicht
   die ihren sind.

   It is the nature, and the advantage, of strong people that they can bring
   out the crucial questions and form a clear opinion about them. The weak
   always have to decide between alternatives that are not their own.

   'Ein paar Gedanken Ѓber Verschiedenes' in 'Widerstand und Ergebung'
   (Resistance and Submission, 1951)

   Jesus nur 'fЃr andere da ist.'...Gott in Menschengestalt! ...nicht die
   griechische Gott-Menschgestalt des 'Menschen an sich', sondern 'der Mensch
   fЃr andere', darum der Gekreuzigte.

   Jesus is there only for others.... God in human form! not...in the Greek
   divine-human form of 'man in himself', but 'the man for others', and
   therefore the crucified.

   'Entwurf einer Arbeit' in 'Widerstand und Ergebung' (Resistance and
   Submission, 1951)

2.153 General William Booth 1829-1912

   The Submerged Tenth.

   'In Darkest England' (1890) pt. 1, title of ch. 2, in which Booth defines
   them as 'three million men, women, and children, a vast despairing
   multitude in a condition nominally free, but really enslaved'

2.154 Frances Boothby fl. 1670

   I'm hither come, but what d'ye think to say?
   A woman's pen presents you with a play:
   Who smiling told me I'd be sure to see
   That once confirm'd, the house would empty be.

   'Marcelia' (1670) Prologue

2.155 James H. Boren 1925-

   Guidelines for bureaucrats: (1) When in charge, ponder. (2) When in
   trouble, delegate.  (3) When in doubt, mumble.

   In 'New York Times' 8 November 1970, p. 45

2.156 Jorge Luis Borges 1899-1986

   El original es infiel a la traducciўn.

   The original is unfaithful to the translation.

   On Henley's translation, in 'Sobre el 'Vathek'de William Beckford'; 'Obras
   Completas' (1974) p. 730

   Para uno de esos gnўsticos, el visible universo era una ilusiўn ў (mas
   precisamente) un sofisma. Los espejos y la paternidad son abominables
   porque lo multiplican y lo divulgan.

   For one of those gnostics, the visible universe was an illusion or, more
   precisely, a sophism. Mirrors and fatherhood are abominable because they
   multiply it and extend it.

   'Tl”n, Uqbar, Orbis, Tertius' (1941) in 'Obras Completas' (1974) p. 431

   The Falklands thing was a fight between two bald men over a comb.

   In 'Time' 14 February 1983

2.157 Cesare Borgia 1476-1507

   Aut Caesar, aut nihil.

   Caesar or nothing.

   Motto inscribed on his sword.  John Leslie Garner 'Caesar Borgia' (1912)
   p. 309

2.158 George Borrow 1803-81

   There are no countries in the world less known by the British than these
   selfsame British Islands.

   'Lavengro' (1851) preface

   There's night and day, brother, both sweet things; sun, moon, and stars,
   brother, all sweet things: there's likewise a wind on the heath. Life is
   very sweet, brother; who would wish to die?

   'Lavengro' (1851) ch. 25

   Let no one sneer at the bruisers of England--what were the gladiators of
   Rome, or the bull-fighters of Spain, in its palmiest days, compared to
   England's bruisers?

   'Lavengro' (1851) ch. 26

   A losing trade, I assure you, sir: literature is a drug.

   'Lavengro' (1851) ch. 30.

   Youth will be served, every dog has his day, and mine has been a fine one.

   'Lavengro' (1851) ch. 92

   Fear God, and take your own part.

   'The Romany Rye' (1857) ch. 16

2.159 Mar‚chal Pierre Bosquet 1810-61

   C'est magnifique, mais ce n'est pas la guerre.

   It is magnificent, but it is not war.

   On the charge of the Light Brigade at Balaclava, 25 October 1854

2.160 John Collins Bossidy 1860-1928

   And this is good old Boston,
   The home of the bean and the cod,
   Where the Lowells talk to the Cabots
   And the Cabots talk only to God.

   Verse spoken at Holy Cross College alumni dinner in Boston, Massachusetts,
   1910, in 'Springfield Sunday Republican' 14 December 1924

2.161 Jacques-B‚nigne Bossuet 1627-1704

   L'Angleterre, ah, la perfide Angleterre, que le rempart de ses mers
   rendoit inaccessible aux Romains, la foi du Sauveur y est abord‚e.

   England, ah, faithless England, which the protection afforded by its seas
   rendered inaccessible to the Romans, the faith of the Saviour spread even

   'Premier Sermon pour La F€te de la Circoncision de Notre Seigneur'.

2.162 James Boswell 1740-95

   We may be in some degree whatever character we choose.

   'Boswell's London Journal' (ed. F. A. Pottle, 1950) 21 November 1762

   I think there is a blossom about me of something more distinguished than
   the generality of mankind.

   'Boswell's London Journal' (ed. F. A. Pottle, 1950) 20 January 1763

   I am, I flatter myself, completely a citizen of the world. In my travels
   through Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Corsica, France, I never
   felt myself from home.

   'Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides' (ed. F. A. Pottle, 1936) 14 August

   We [Boswell and Johnson] are both Tories; both convinced of the utility of
   monarchical power, and both lovers of that reverence and affection for a
   sovereign which constitute loyalty, a principle which I take to be
   absolutely extinguished in Britain.

   'Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides' (ed. F. A. Pottle, 1936) 13 September

   A page of my Journal is like a cake of portable soup. A little may be
   diffused into a considerable portion.

   'Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides' (ed. F. A. Pottle, 1936) 13 September

   I have never yet exerted ambition in rising in the state. But sure I am,
   no man has made his way better to the best company.

   'Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides' (ed. F. A. Pottle, 1936) 16 September

   johnson:  Well, we had a good talk.
   boswell:  Yes, Sir; you tossed and gored several persons.

   'The Life of Samuel Johnson' (1934 ed.) vol. 2, p. 66 (Summer 1768)

   A man, indeed, is not genteel when he gets drunk; but most vices may be
   committed very genteelly: a man may debauch his friend's wife genteelly:
   he may cheat at cards genteelly.

   'The Life of Samuel Johnson' (1934 ed.) vol. 2, p. 340 (6 April 1775)

2.163 Gordon Bottomley 1874-1948

   Your worship is your furnaces,
   Which, like old idols, lost obscenes,
   Have molten bowels; your vision is
   Machines for making more machines.

   'To Ironfounders and Others' (1912)

2.164 Horatio Bottomley 1860-1933

   No, reaping.

   Reply to a prison visitor who asked if he were sewing, in S. T. Felstead
   'Horatio Bottomley' (1936) ch. 16

   Gentlemen: I have not had your advantages. What poor education I have
   received has been gained in the University of Life.

   Speech at the Oxford Union, 2 December 1920, in Beverley Nichols '25'
   (1926) ch. 7

2.165 Dion Boucicault (Dionysius Lardner Boursiquot 1820-90) 1820-90

   Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them.

   'London Assurance' (1841) act 2, sc. 1.

2.166 Antoine Boulay de la Meurthe 1761-1840

   C'est pire qu'un crime, c'est une faute.

   It is worse than a crime, it is a blunder.

   On hearing of the execution of the Duc d'Enghien, 1804, in C.-A.
   Sainte-Beuve 'Nouveaux Lundis' (1870) vol. 12, p. 52

2.167 Sir Harold Edwin Boulton 1859-1935

   When Adam and Eve were dispossessed
   Of the garden hard by Heaven,
   They planted another one down in the west,
   'Twas Devon, glorious Devon!

   'Glorious Devon' (1902)

   Speed, bonnie boat, like a bird on the wing,
   'Onward,' the sailors cry;
   Carry the lad that's born to be king,
   Over the sea to Skye.

   'Skye Boat Song' (1908)

2.168 Matthew Boulton 1728-1809

   I sell here, Sir, what all the world desires to have--power.

   Speaking to Boswell of his engineering works, in James Boswell 'The Life
   of Samuel Johnson' (1934 ed.) vol. 2, p. 459 (22 March 1776)

2.169 F. W. Bourdillon 1852-1921

   The night has a thousand eyes,
   And the day but one;
   Yet the light of the bright world dies,
   With the dying sun.

   The mind has a thousand eyes,
   And the heart but one;
   Yet the light of a whole life dies,
   When love is done.

   'Among the Flowers' (1878) 'Light'.

2.170 Lord Bowen 1835-94

   The rain, it raineth on the just
   And also on the unjust fella:
   But chiefly on the just, because
   The unjust steals the just's umbrella.

   In Walter Sichel 'Sands of Time' (1923) ch. 4

   When I hear of an 'equity' in a case like this, I am reminded of a blind
   man in a dark room--looking for a black hat--which isn't there.

   In John Alderson Foote 'Pie-Powder' (1911) p. 25

2.171 E. E. Bowen 1836-1901

   Forty years on, when afar and asunder
   Parted are those who are singing to-day.

   'Forty Years On' (Harrow School Song, published 1886)

   Follow up! Follow up! Follow up! Follow up! Follow up!
   Till the field ring again and again,
   With the tramp of the twenty-two men,
   Follow up!

   'Forty Years On' (Harrow School Song, published 1886)

2.172 Elizabeth Bowen 1899-1973

   The innocent are so few that two of them seldom meet--when they do, their
   victims lie strewn around.

   'The Death of the Heart' (1938) pt. 1, ch. 8

   It is about five o'clock in an evening that the first hour of spring
   strikes--autumn arrives in the early morning, but spring at the close of a
   winter day.

   'The Death of the Heart' (1938) pt. 2, ch. 1

   Some people are moulded by their admirations, others by their hostilities.

   'The Death of the Heart' (1938) pt. 2, ch. 2

   There is no end to the violations committed by children on children,
   quietly talking alone.

   'The House in Paris' (1935) pt. 1, ch. 2

   Fate is not an eagle, it creeps like a rat.

   'The House in Paris' (1935) pt. 2, ch. 2

   Jealousy is no more than feeling alone against smiling enemies.

   'The House in Paris' (1935) pt. 2, ch. 8

   It is not only our fate but our business to lose innocence, and once we
   have lost that, it is futile to attempt a picnic in Eden.

   'Out of a Book' in 'Orion III' (ed. Rosamund Lehmann et al, 1946)

   A high altar on the move.

   Describing Edith Sitwell, in V. Glendinning 'Edith Sitwell' (1981) ch. 25

2.173 David Bowie (David Jones) 1947-

   Ground control to Major Tom.

   'Space Oddity' (1969 song)

2.174 William Lisle Bowles 1762-1850

   The cause of Freedom is the cause of God!

   'A Poetical Address to the Right Honourable Edmund Burke' (1791) l. 78

2.175 Sir Maurice Bowra 1898-1971

   I'm a man more dined against than dining.

   In John Betjeman 'Summoned by Bells' (1960) ch. 9.

   My dear fellow, buggers can't be choosers.

   On being told he could not marry anyone as plain as his fianc‚e, in Hugh
   Lloyd-Jones 'Maurice Bowra: a Celebration' (1974) p. 150 (possibly

2.176 Lord Brabazon (Baron Brabazon of Tara) 1884-1964

   If you cannot say what you are going to say in twenty minutes you ought to
   go away and write a book about it.

   'Hansard (Lords)' 21 June 1955, col. 207

2.177 Charles Brackett 1892-1969, Billy Wilder 1906-, and D. M. Marshman Jr.

   joe gillis:  You used to be in pictures. You used to be big.
   norma desmond:  I am big. It's the pictures that got small.

   'Sunset Boulevard' (1950 film)

2.178 Charles Brackett 1892-1969, Billy Wilder 1906-, and Walter Reisch 1903-83

   ninotchka:  Why should you carry other people's bags?
   porter:  Well, that's my business, Madame.
   ninotchka:  That's no business. That's social injustice.
   porter:  That depends on the tip.

   'Ninotchka' (1939 film)

2.179 E. E. Bradford 1860-1944

   I walked with Will through bracken turning brown,
   Pale yellow, orange, dun and golden-red.
   'God made the country and man made the town--
   And woman made Society,' he said.


2.180 John Bradford c.1510-55

   But for the grace of God there goes John Bradford.

   On seeing a group of criminals being led to their execution, in
   'Dictionary of National Biography' (often echoed in the form 'There but
   for the grace of God go I')

2.181 F. H. Bradley (Francis Herbert Bradley) 1846-1924

   Metaphysics is the finding of bad reasons for what we believe upon
   instinct; but to find these reasons is no less an instinct.

   'Appearance and Reality' (1893) preface

   The world is the best of all possible worlds, and everything in it is a
   necessary evil.

   'Appearance and Reality' (1893) preface (on optimism)

   Where everything is bad it must be good to know the worst.

   'Appearance and Reality' (1893) preface (on pessimism)

   That the glory of this world...is appearance leaves the world more
   glorious, if we feel it is a show of some fuller splendour; but the
   sensuous curtain is a deception...if it hides some colourless movement of
   atoms, some...unearthly ballet of bloodless categories.

   'Principles of Logic' (1883) bk. 3, pt. 2, ch. 4

2.182 Omar Bradley 1893-1981

   We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the

   Speech on Armistice Day, 1948, in 'Collected Writings' (1967) vol. 1,
   p. 588

   The world has achieved brilliance without conscience. Ours is a world of
   unclear giants and ethical infants.

   Speech on Armistice Day, 1948, in 'Collected Writings' (1967) vol. 1, p.

2.183 John Bradshaw 1602-59

   Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.

   Suppositious epitaph.  Henry S. Randall 'The Life of Thomas Jefferson'
   (1865) vol. 3, appendix 4, p. 585

2.184 Anne Bradstreet c.1612-72

   I am obnoxious to each carping tongue,
   Who sayes my hand a needle better fits,
   A poet's pen, all scorne, I should thus wrong;
   For such despight they cast on female wits:
   If what I doe prove well, it won't advance,
   They'll say it's stolne, or else, it was by chance.

   'The Prologue' (1650)

   Let Greeks be Greeks, and Women what they are,
   Men have precedency, and still excel.

   'The Prologue' (1650)

   This meane and unrefinЉd stuffe of mine,
   Will make your glistering gold but more to shine.

   'The Prologue' (1650)

2.185 Ernest Bramah (Ernest Bramah Smith) 1868-1942

   It is a mark of insincerity of purpose to spend one's time in looking for
   the sacred Emperor in the low-class tea-shops.

   'The Wallet of Kai Lung' (1900) p. 6

   In his countenance this person read an expression of no-encouragement
   towards his venture.

   'The Wallet of Kai Lung' (1900) p. 224

   The whole narrative is permeated with the odour of joss-sticks and
   honourable high-mindedness.

   'The Wallet of Kai Lung' (1900) p. 330

2.186 James Bramston c.1694-1744

   What's not destroyed by Time's devouring hand?
   Where's Troy, and where's the Maypole in the Strand?

   'The Art of Politics' (1729) l. 71

2.187 Georges Braque 1882-1963

   L'Art est fait pour troubler, la Science rassure.

   Art is meant to disturb, science reassures.

   'Le Jour et la nuit: Cahiers 1917-52' p. 11

   La v‚rit‚ existe; on n'invente que le mensonge.

   Truth exists; only lies are invented.

   'Le Jour et la nuit: Cahiers 1917-52' p. 20

2.188 Richard Brathwaite c.1588-1673

   To Banbury came I, O profane one!
   Where I saw a Puritane-one
   Hanging of his cat on Monday
   For killing of a mouse on Sunday.

   'Barnabee's Journal' (1638) pt. 1, st. 4

2.189 Irving Brecher 1914-

   I'll bet your father spent the first year of your life throwing rocks at
   the stork.

   'At the Circus' (Marx Brothers film, 1939)

   Time wounds all heals.

   'Go West' (Marx Brothers film, 1940); 'heels' may well have been intended,
   but is not given thus

2.190 Bertolt Brecht 1898-1956

   Der aufhaltsame Aufstieg des Arturo Ui.

   The resistible rise of Arturo Ui.

   Title of play (1941)

   Und der Haifisch, der hat Z„hne Und die tr„gt er im Gesicht Und Macheath,
   der hat ein Messer Doch das Messer sieht man nicht.

   Oh, the shark has pretty teeth, dear, And he shows them pearly white.
   Just a jack-knife has Macheath, dear And he keeps it out of sight.

   'Die Dreigroschenoper' (1928) prologue

   Erst kommt das Fressen, dann kommt die Moral.

   Food comes first, then morals.

   'Die Dreigroschenoper' (1928) act 2, sc. 3

   Was ist ein Einbruch in eine Bank gegen die GrЃndung einer Bank?

   What is robbing a bank compared with founding a bank?

   'Die Dreigroschenoper' (1928) act 3, sc. 3

   andrea:  UnglЃcklich das Land, das keine Helden hat!...
   galilei:  Nein. UnglЃcklich das Land, das Helden n”tig hat.

   andrea:  Unhappy the land that has no heroes!...
   galileo:  No. Unhappy the land that needs heroes.

   'Leben des Galilei' (1939) sc. 13

   Man merkts, hier ist zu lang kein Krieg gewesen. Wo soll da Moral
   herkommen, frag ich? Frieden, das ist nur Schlamperei, erst der Krieg
   schafft Ordnung.

   One observes, they have gone too long without a war here. What is the
   moral, I ask? Peace is nothing but slovenliness, only war creates order.

   'Mutter Courage' (1939) sc. 1

   Weil ich ihm nicht trau, wir sind befreundet.

   Because I don't trust him, we are friends.

   'Mutter Courage' (1939) sc. 3

   Die sch”nsten Pl„n sind schon zuschanden geworden durch die Kleinlichheit
   von denen, wo sie ausfЃhren sollten, denn die Kaiser selber k”nnen ja nix

   The finest plans are always ruined by the littleness of those who ought to
   carry them out, for the Emperor himself can actually do nothing.

   'Mutter Courage' (1939) sc. 6

   Der Krieg findet immer einen Ausweg.

   War always finds a way.

   'Mutter Courage' (1939) sc. 6

   Sagen Sie mir nicht, dass Friede ausgebrochen ist, wo ich eben neue
   Vorr„te eingekauft hab.

   Don't tell me peace has broken out, when I've just bought some new

   'Mutter Courage' (1939) sc. 8

2.191 Gerald Brenan 1894-

   Those who have some means think that the most important thing in the world
   is love. The poor know that it is money.

   'Thoughts in a Dry Season' (1978) p. 22.

   Religions are kept alive by heresies, which are really sudden explosions
   of faith.  Dead religions do not produce them.

   'Thoughts in a Dry Season' (1978) p. 45

2.192 Nicholas Breton c.1545-1626

   We rise with the lark and go to bed with the lamb.

   'The Court and Country' (1618) para. 8

   I wish my deadly foe, no worse
   Than want of friends, and empty purse.

   'A Farewell to Town' (1577)

   In the merry month of May,
   In a morn by break of day,
   Forth I walked by the wood side,
   Whenas May was in his pride:
   There I spied all alone,
   Phillida and Coridon.

   'Phillida and Coridon'

   Come little babe, come silly soul,
   Thy father's shame, thy mother's grief,
   Born as I doubt to all our dole,
   And to thy self unhappy chief:
   Sing lullaby and lap it warm,
   Poor soul that thinks no creature harm.

   'A Sweet Lullaby'

2.193 Aristide Briand 1862-1932

   Les hautes parties contractantes d‚clarent solennellement...qu'elles
   condamnent le recours … la guerre...et y renoncent en tant qu'instrument
   de politique nationale dans leurs relations mutuelles...le rЉglement ou la
   solution de tous les diff‚rends ou conflits--de quelque nature ou de
   quelque origine qu'ils puissent €tre--qui pourront surgir entre elles ne
   devra jamais €tre cherch‚ que par des moyens pacifiques.

   The high contracting powers solemnly declare...that they condemn recourse
   to war and renounce it...as an instrument of their national policy towards
   each other....The settlement or the solution of all disputes or conflicts
   of whatever nature or of whatever origin they may be which may
   arise...shall never be sought by either side except by pacific means.

   Draft, 20 June 1927, which became part of the Kellogg Pact, 1928, in 'Le
   Temps' 13 April 1928

2.194 Robert Bridges 1844-1930

   When men were all asleep the snow came flying,
   In large white flakes falling on the city brown,
   Stealthily and perpetually settling and loosely lying,
   Hushing the latest traffic of the drowsy town.

   'London Snow' (1890)

   All night it fell, and when full inches seven
   It lay in the depth of its uncompacted lightness,
   The clouds blew off from a high and frosty heaven;
   And all woke earlier for the unaccustomed brightness
   Of the winter dawning, the strange unheavenly glare.

   'London Snow' (1890)

   So sweet love seemed that April morn,
   When first we kissed beside the thorn,
   So strangely sweet, it was not strange
   We thought that love could never change.

   But I can tell--let truth be told--
   That love will change in growing old;
   Though day by day is nought to see,
   So delicate his motions be.

   'So sweet love seemed' (1894)

2.195 John Bright 1811-89

   The angel of death has been abroad throughout the land; you may almost
   hear the beating of his wings.

   Referring to the effects of the war in the Crimea, in 'Hansard', 23
   February 1855, col. 1761

   I am for 'Peace, retrenchment, and reform', the watchword of the great
   Liberal party 30 years ago.

   Speech at Birmingham, 28 April 1859, in 'The Times' 29 April 1859

   My opinion is that the Northern States will manage somehow to muddle

   Said during the American Civil War, in Justin McCarthy 'Reminiscences'
   (1899) vol. 1, ch. 5

   England is the mother of Parliaments.

   Speech at Birmingham, 18 January 1865, in 'The Times' 19 January 1865

   The right hon Gentleman...has retired into what may be called his
   political Cave of Adullam--and he has called about him every one that was
   in distress and every one that was discontented.

   'Hansard', 13 March 1866, col. 219

   This party of two is like the Scotch terrier that was so covered with hair
   that you could not tell which was the head and which was the tail.

   'Hansard', 13 March 1866, col. 220

   Force is not a remedy.

   Speech to the Birmingham Junior Liberal Club, 16 November 1880, in 'The
   Times' 17 November 1880

   The knowledge of the ancient languages is mainly a luxury.

   Letter in 'Pall Mall Gazette', 30 November 1886

2.196 Anthelme Brillat-Savarin 1755-1826

   Dis-moi ce que tu manges, je te dirai ce que tu es.

   Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are.

   'Physiologie du Go–t' (1825) 'Aphorismes pour servir de prol‚gomЉnes',
   aphorism no. 4.

2.197 David Broder 1929-

   Anybody that wants the presidency so much that he'll spend two years
   organizing and campaigning for it is not to be trusted with the office.

   'Washington Post' 18 July 1973, p. A 25

2.198 Alexander Brome 1620-66

   I have been in love, and in debt, and in drink,
   This many and many a year.

   'Songs and Other Poems' (2nd ed., 1664) pt. 1 'The Mad Lover'

   Come, blessed peace, we once again implore,
   And let our pains be less, or power more.

   'Songs and Other Poems' (1668) 'The Riddle' (written 1664)

2.199 Jacob Bronowski 1908-74

   The world can only be grasped by action, not by contemplation...The hand
   is the cutting edge of the mind.

   'The Ascent of Man' (1973) ch. 3

   The essence of science: ask an impertinent question, and you are on the
   way to a pertinent answer.

   'The Ascent of Man' (1973) ch. 4

   The wish to hurt, the momentary intoxication with pain, is the loophole
   through which the pervert climbs into the minds of ordinary men.

   'The Face of Violence' (1954) ch. 5

2.200 Anne Bront‰ 1820-49

   Because the road is rough and long,
   Shall we despise the skylark's song?

   'Views of Life'

2.201 Charlotte Bront‰ 1816-55

   We wore a web in childhood,
   A web of sunny air;
   We dug a spring in infancy
   Of water pure and fair;
   We sowed in youth a mustard seed,
   We cut an almond rod;
   We are now grown up to riper age--
   Are they withered in the sod?

   '19 December 1835'

   Conventionality is not morality. Self-righteousness is not religion. To
   attack the first is not to assail the last.  To pluck the mask from the
   face of the Pharisee, is not to lift an impious hand to the Crown of

   'Jane Eyre' (2nd ed., 1848) preface

   Women are supposed to be very calm generally: but women feel just as men
   feel; they need exercise for their faculties, and a field for their
   efforts as much as their brothers do; they suffer from too rigid a
   restraint, too absolute a stagnation, precisely as men would suffer...it
   is thoughtless to condemn them, or laugh at them, if they seek to do more
   than custom has pronounced necessary for their sex.

   'Jane Eyre' (1847) ch. 12

   As his curate, his comrade, all would be right...There would be recesses
   in my mind which would be only mine, to which he never came; and
   sentiments growing there, fresh and sheltered, which his austerity could
   never blight, nor his measured warrior-march trample down.  But as his
   wife...forced to keep the fire of my nature continually low, to compel it
   to burn inwardly and never utter a cry...this would be unendurable.

   'Jane Eyre' (1847) ch. 34

   Reader, I married him.

   'Jane Eyre' (1847) ch. 38

   Of late years an abundant shower of curates has fallen upon the North of

   'Shirley' (1849) opening words

2.202 Emily Bront‰ 1818-48

   No coward soul is mine,
   No trembler in the world's storm-troubled sphere:
   I see Heaven's glories shine,
   And faith shines equal, arming me from fear.

   'Last Lines'

   Though earth and moon were gone
   And suns and universes ceased to be
   And thou wert left alone
   Every existence would exist in thee.

   'Last Lines'

   Oh! dreadful is the check--intense the agony--
   When the ear begins to hear, and the eye begins to see;
   When the pulse begins to throb, the brain to think again;
   The soul to feel the flesh, and the flesh to feel the chain.

   'The Prisoner'

   Cold in the earth--and fifteen wild Decembers,
   From those brown hills, have melted into spring.

   'Remembrance' (1846)

   Sweet Love of youth, forgive, if I forget thee,
   While the world's tide is bearing me along;
   Other desires and other hopes beset me,
   Hopes which obscure, but cannot do thee wrong!

   'Remembrance' (1846)

   But when the days of golden dreams had perished,
   And even Despair was powerless to destroy,
   Then did I learn how existence could be cherished,
   Strengthened, and fed without the aid of joy.

   'Remembrance' (1846)

   If all else perished, and he remained, I should still continue to be; and
   if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to
   a mighty stranger: I should not seem a part of it. My love for Linton is
   like the foliage in the woods; time will change it, I'm well aware, as
   winter changes the trees--My love for Heathcliff resembles the eternal
   rocks beneath:--a source of little visible delight, but necessary.

   'Wuthering Heights' (1847) ch. 9

   I lingered round them, under that benign sky: watched the moths fluttering
   among the heath and hare-bells; listened to the soft wind breathing
   through the grass; and wondered how any one could ever imagine unquiet
   slumbers for the sleepers in that quiet earth.

   'Wuthering Heights' (1847) closing words

2.203 Patrick Bront‰ 1777-1861

   No quailing, Mrs Gaskell! no drawing back!

   Apropos her undertaking to write the life of Charlotte Bront‰, in her
   letter to Ellen Nussey, 24 July 1855, in J. A. V. Chapple and A. Pollard
   (eds.)  'The Letters of Mrs Gaskell' (1966) Letter 257

2.204 Henry Brooke 1703-83

   For righteous monarchs,
   Justly to judge, with their own eyes should see;
   To rule o'er freemen, should themselves be free.

   'Earl of Essex' (performed 1750, published 1761) act 1

2.205 Rupert Brooke 1887-1915

   Blow out, you bugles, over the rich Dead!
   There's none of these so lonely and poor of old,
   But, dying, has made us rarer gifts than gold.
   These laid the world away; poured out the red
   Sweet wine of youth; gave up the years to be
   Of work and joy, and that unhoped serene,
   That men call age; and those that would have been,
   Their sons, they gave, their immortality.

   'The Dead' (1914)

   Honour has come back, as a king, to earth,
   And paid his subjects with a royal wage;
   And Nobleness walks in our ways again;
   And we have come into our heritage.

   'The Dead' (1914)

   The cool kindliness of sheets, that soon
   Smooth away trouble; and the rough male kiss
   Of blankets.

   'The Great Lover' (1914)

   Fish say, they have their stream and pond;
   But is there anything beyond?

   'Heaven' (1915)

   One may not doubt that, somehow, good
   Shall come of water and of mud;
   And sure, the reverent eye must see
   A purpose in liquidity.

   'Heaven' (1915)

   Fat caterpillars drift around,
   And Paradisal grubs are found;
   Unfading moths, immortal flies,
   And the worm that never dies.
   And in that Heaven of all their wish,
   There shall be no more land, say fish.

   'Heaven' (1915)

   Just now the lilac is in bloom,
   All before my little room.

   'The Old Vicarage, Grantchester' (1915)

   Unkempt about those hedges blows
   An English unofficial rose.

   'The Old Vicarage, Grantchester' (1915)

   Curates, long dust, will come and go
   On lissom, clerical, printless toe;
   And oft between the boughs is seen
   The sly shade of a Rural Dean.

   'The Old Vicarage, Grantchester' (1915)

   God! I will pack, and take a train,
   And get me to England once again!
   For England's the one land, I know,
   Where men with Splendid Hearts may go.

   'The Old Vicarage, Grantchester' (1915)

   For Cambridge people rarely smile,
   Being urban, squat, and packed with guile.

   'The Old Vicarage, Grantchester' (1915)

   They love the Good; they worship Truth;
   They laugh uproariously in youth;
   (And when they get to feeling old,
   They up and shoot themselves, I'm told).

   'The Old Vicarage, Grantchester' (1915)

   Stands the Church clock at ten to three?
   And is there honey still for tea?

   'The Old Vicarage, Grantchester' (1915)

   Now, God be thanked Who has matched us with His hour,
   And caught our youth, and wakened us from sleeping,
   With hand made sure, clear eye, and sharpened power,
   To turn, as swimmers into cleanness leaping.

   'Peace' (1914)

   Naught broken save this body, lost but breath;
   Nothing to shake the laughing heart's long peace there
   But only agony, and that has ending;
   And the worst friend and enemy is but Death.

   'Peace' (1914)

   If I should die, think only this of me:
   That there's some corner of a foreign field
   That is for ever England. There shall be
   In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
   A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,
   Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam,
   A body of England's, breathing English air,
   Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.

   And think, this heart, all evil shed away,
   A pulse in the eternal mind, no less
   Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given;
   Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day;
   And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness,
   In hearts at peace, under an English heaven.

   'The Soldier' (1914)

2.206 Anita Brookner 1938-

   And what is the most potent myth of all?...The tortoise and the hare...In
   real life, of course, it is the hare who wins. Every time...You could
   argue that the hare might be affected by the tortoise lobby's propaganda,
   might become more prudent, circumspect, slower, in fact. But the hare is
   always convinced of his own superiority; he simply does not recognize the
   tortoise as a worthy adversary. That is why the hare wins.

   'Hotel du Lac' (1984) ch. 2

   Good women always think it is their fault when someone else is being
   offensive. Bad women never take the blame for anything.

   'Hotel du Lac' (1984) ch. 7

2.207 Thomas Brooks 1608-80

   For (magna est veritas et praevalebit) great is truth, and shall prevail.

   'The Crown and Glory of Christianity' (1662) p. 407.

2.208 Robert Barnabas Brough 1828-60

   My Lord Tomnoddy is thirty-four;
   The Earl can last but a few years more.
   My Lord in the Peers will take his place:
   Her Majesty's councils his words will grace.
   Office he'll hold and patronage sway;
   Fortunes and lives he will vote away;
   And what are his qualifications?--one!
   He's the Earl of Fitzdotterel's eldest son.

   'Songs of the Governing Classes' (1855) 'My Lord Tomnoddy'

2.209 Lord Brougham (Henry Peter, Baron Brougham and Vaux) 1778-1868

   In my mind, he was guilty of no error--he was chargeable with no
   exaggeration--he was betrayed by his fancy into no metaphor, who once
   said, that all we see about us, King, Lords, and Commons, the whole
   machinery of the State, all the apparatus of the system, and its varied
   workings, end in simply bringing twelve good men into a box.

   'Hansard' 7 February 1828, col. 131

   Look out, gentlemen, the schoolmaster is abroad!

   Speech, London Mechanics' Institute, 1825

   Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to
   govern, but impossible to enslave.

   Attributed; no source found

2.210 Heywood Broun 1888-1939

   Just as every conviction begins as a whim so does every emancipator serve
   his apprenticeship as a crank. A fanatic is a great leader who is just
   entering the room.

   'New York World' 6 February 1928, p. 11

2.211 H. Rap Brown (Hubert Geroid Brown) 1943-

   I say violence is necessary. It is as American as cherry pie.

   Speech at Washington, 27 July 1967, in 'Washington Post' 28 July 1967,
   p. A7

2.212 John Brown 1715-66

   I have seen some extracts from Johnson's Preface to his Shakespeare...No
   feeling nor pathos in him! Altogether upon the high horse, and blustering
   about Imperial Tragedy!

   Letter to Garrick, 27 October 1765, in 'The Private Correspondence of
   David Garrick' (1831) vol. 1, p. 204

2.213 John Brown 1800-59

   Now, if it is deemed necessary that I should forfeit my life for the
   furtherance of the ends of justice, and mingle my blood further with the
   blood of my children, and with the blood of millions in this slave country
   whose rights are disregarded by wicked, cruel, and unjust enactments, I
   submit:  so let it be done!

   Last speech to the court, 2 November 1859, in H. S. Commayer 'Documents of
   American History' (7th ed.)

   I, John Brown, am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land
   will never be purged away but with blood.

   Last statement, 2 December 1859, in R. J. Hinton 'John Brown and His Men'

2.214 Lew Brown (Louis Brownstein) 1893-1958

   Life is just a bowl of cherries.

   Title of song (1931)

2.215 Thomas Brown 1663-1704

   A little before you made a leap into the dark.

   'Letters from the Dead to the Living' (1702) 'Answer to Mr Joseph Haines'.

   I do not love thee, Dr Fell.
   The reason why I cannot tell;
   But this alone I know full well,
   I do not love thee, Dr Fell.

   Written while an undergraduate at Christ Church, Oxford.

2.216 T. E. Brown (Thomas Edward Brown) 1830-97

   A garden is a lovesome thing, God wot!

   'My Garden' (1893)

   O blackbird, what a boy you are!
   How you do go it!

   'Vespers' (1900)

2.217 Cecil Browne 1932-

   But not so odd
   As those who choose
   A Jewish God,
   But spurn the Jews.

   Reply to verse by William Norman Ewer.

2.218 Coral Browne 1913-91

   Listen, dear, you couldn't write fuck on a dusty venetian blind.

   To a Hollywood script-writer who had presumed to criticise the 'writing'
   in Alan Bennett's An Englishman Abroad, in 'Guardian' 31 May 1991,
   obituary notice

2.219 Sir Thomas Browne 1605-82

   Oblivion is a kind of Annihilation.

   'Christian Morals' (1716) pt. 1, sect. 21

   He who discommendeth others obliquely commendeth himself.

   'Christian Morals' (1716) pt. 1, sect. 34

   As for that famous network of Vulcan, which enclosed Mars and Venus, and
   caused that unextinguishable laugh in heaven, since the gods themselves
   could not discern it, we shall not pry into it.

   'The Garden of Cyrus' (1658) ch. 2

   Life itself is but the shadow of death, and souls departed but the shadows
   of the living.  All things fall under this name. The sun itself is but the
   dark simulacrum, and light but the shadow of God.

   'The Garden of Cyrus' (1658) ch. 4

   Flat and flexible truths are beat out by every hammer; but Vulcan and his
   whole forge sweat to work out Achilles his armour.

   'The Garden of Cyrus' (1658) ch. 5

   The quincunx of heaven runs low, and 'tis time to close the five ports of

   'The Garden of Cyrus' (1658) ch. 5

   All things began in order, so shall they end, and so shall they begin
   again; according to the ordainer of order and mystical mathematics of the
   city of heaven.

   'The Garden of Cyrus' (1658) ch. 5

   Nor will the sweetest delight of gardens afford much comfort in sleep;
   wherein the dullness of that sense shakes hands with delectable odours;
   and though in the bed of Cleopatra, can hardly with any delight raise up
   the ghost of a rose.

   'The Garden of Cyrus' (1658) ch. 5

   Though Somnus in Homer be sent to rouse up Agamemnon, I find no such
   effects in these drowsy approaches of sleep. To keep our eyes open longer
   were but to act our Antipodes.  The huntsmen are up in America, and they
   are already past their first sleep in Persia. But who can be drowsy at
   that hour which freed us from everlasting sleep?  or have slumbering
   thoughts at that time, when sleep itself must end, and as some conjecture
   all shall awake again?

   'The Garden of Cyrus' (1658) ch. 5

   Old mortality, the ruins of forgotten times.

   'Hydriotaphia' (Urn Burial, 1658) Epistle Dedicatory

   With rich flames and hired tears they solemnized their obsequies.

   'Hydriotaphia' (Urn Burial, 1658) ch. 3

   Men have lost their reason in nothing so much as their religion, wherein
   stones and clouts make martyrs.

   'Hydriotaphia' (Urn Burial, 1658) ch. 4

   Were the happiness of the next world as closely apprehended as the
   felicities of this, it were a martyrdom to live.

   'Hydriotaphia' (Urn Burial, 1658) ch. 4

   The long habit of living indisposeth us for dying.

   'Hydriotaphia' (Urn Burial, 1658) ch. 5

   But to subsist in bones, and be but pyramidally extant, is a fallacy in

   'Hydriotaphia' (Urn Burial, 1658) ch. 5

   Generations pass while some trees stand, and old families last not three

   'Hydriotaphia' (Urn Burial, 1658) ch. 5

   To be nameless in worthy deeds exceeds an infamous history.

   'Hydriotaphia' (Urn Burial, 1658) ch. 5

   The iniquity of oblivion blindly scattereth her poppy, and deals with the
   memory of men without distinction to merit perpetuity.

   'Hydriotaphia' (Urn Burial, 1658) ch. 5

   The night of time far surpasseth the day, and who knows when was the

   'Hydriotaphia' (Urn Burial, 1658) ch. 5

   Diurnity is a dream and folly of expectation.

   'Hydriotaphia' (Urn Burial, 1658) ch. 5

   Man is a noble animal, splendid in ashes, and pompous in the grave.

   'Hydriotaphia' (Urn Burial, 1658) ch. 5

   Ready to be any thing, in the ecstasy of being ever.

   'Hydriotaphia' (Urn Burial, 1658) ch. 5

   At my devotion I love to use the civility of my knee, my hat, and hand.

   'Religio Medici' (1643) pt. 1, sect. 3

   Many from...an inconsiderate zeal unto truth, have too rashly charged the
   troops of error, and remain as trophies unto the enemies of truth.

   'Religio Medici' (1643) pt. 1, sect. 6

   A man may be in as just possession of truth as of a city, and yet be
   forced to surrender.

   'Religio Medici' (1643) pt. 1, sect. 6

   As for those wingy mysteries in divinity and airy subtleties in religion,
   which have unhinged the brains of better heads, they never stretched the
   pia mater of mine; methinks there be not impossibilities enough in
   religion for an active faith.

   'Religio Medici' (1643) pt. 1, sect. 9

   I love to lose myself in a mystery, to pursue my reason to an O altitudo!

   'Religio Medici' (1643) pt. 1, sect. 9

   Who can speak of eternity without a solecism, or think thereof without an
   ecstasy? Time we may comprehend, 'tis but five days elder than ourselves.

   'Religio Medici' (1643) pt. 1, sect. 11

   I have often admired the mystical way of Pythagoras, and the secret magic
   of numbers.

   'Religio Medici' (1643) pt. 1, sect. 12

   We carry within us the wonders we seek without us: there is all Africa and
   her prodigies in us.

   'Religio Medici' (1643) pt. 1, sect. 15

   All things are artificial, for nature is the art of God.

   'Religio Medici' (1643) pt. 1, sect. 16

   Obstinacy in a bad cause, is but constancy in a good.

   'Religio Medici' (1643) pt. 1, sect. 25

   Persecution is a bad and indirect way to plant religion.

   'Religio Medici' (1643) pt. 1, sect. 25

   Not wrung from speculations and subtleties, but from common sense, and
   observation;not picked from the leaves of any author, but bred among the
   weeds and tares of mine own brain.

   'Religio Medici' (1643) pt. 1, sect. 36

   I am not so much afraid of death, as ashamed thereof; 'tis the very
   disgrace and ignominy of our natures, that in a moment can so disfigure us
   that our nearest friends, wife, and children, stand afraid and start at

   'Religio Medici' (1643) pt. 1, sect. 40

   Certainly there is no happiness within this circle of flesh, nor is it in
   the optics of these eyes to behold felicity; the first day of our Jubilee
   is death.

   'Religio Medici' (1643) pt. 1, sect. 44

   He forgets that he can die who complains of misery, we are in the power of
   no calamity, while death is in our own.

   'Religio Medici' (1643) pt. 1, sect. 44

   All places, all airs make unto me one country: I am in England,
   everywhere, and under any meridian.

   'Religio Medici' (1643) pt. 2, sect. 1

   If there be any among those common objects of hatred I do condemn and
   laugh at, it is that great enemy of reason, virtue and religion, the
   multitude, that numerous piece of monstrosity, which taken asunder seem
   men, and the reasonable creatures of God; but confused together, make but
   one great beast, and a monstrosity more prodigious than Hydra.

   'Religio Medici' (1643) pt. 2, sect. 1

   This trivial and vulgar way of coition; it is the foolishest act a wise
   man commits in all his life, nor is there any thing that will more deject
   his cooled imagination, when he shall consider what an odd and unworthy
   piece of folly he hath committed.

   'Religio Medici' (1643) pt. 2, sect. 9

   Sure there is music even in the beauty, and the silent note which Cupid
   strikes, far sweeter than the sound of an instrument. For there is music
   wherever there is a harmony, order or proportion; and thus far we may
   maintain the music of the spheres; for those well-ordered motions, and
   regular paces, though they give no sound unto the ear, yet to the
   understanding they strike a note most full of harmony.

   'Religio Medici' (1643) pt. 2, sect. 9

   We all labour against our own cure, for death is the cure of all diseases.

   'Religio Medici' (1643) pt. 2, sect. 9

   For the world, I count it not an inn, but an hospital, and a place, not to
   live, but to die in.

   'Religio Medici' (1643) pt. 2, sect. 11

   There is surely a piece of divinity in us, something that was before the
   elements, and owes no homage unto the sun.

   'Religio Medici' (1643) pt. 2, sect. 11

   We term sleep a death, and yet it is waking that kills us, and destroys
   those spirits which are the house of life.

   'Religio Medici' (1643) pt. 2, sect. 12

   Half our days we pass in the shadow of the earth; and the brother of death
   exacteth a third part of our lives.

   S. Wilkin (ed.)  'Sir Thomas Browne's Works' (1835) vol. 4, p. 355 'On

   That children dream not in the first half year, that men dream not in some
   countries, are to me sick men's dreams, dreams out of the ivory gate, and
   visions before midnight.

   S. Wilkin (ed.)  'Sir Thomas Browne's Works' (1835) vol. 4, p. 359 'On

2.220 William Browne c.1590-1643

   Underneath this sable hearse
   Lies the subject of all verse;
   Sidney's sister, Pembroke's mother,
   Death, ere thou hast slain another,
   Fair and learn'd, and good as she,
   Time shall throw a dart at thee.

   'Epitaph on the Countess Dowager of Pembroke'

2.221 Sir William Browne 1692-1774

   The King to Oxford sent a troop of horse,
   For Tories own no argument but force:
   With equal skill to Cambridge books he sent,
   For Whigs admit no force but argument.

   Reply to Trapp's epigram, in J. Nichols 'Literary Anecdotes' vol. 3 (1812)
   p. 330.

2.222 Elizabeth Barrett Browning 1806-61

   The works of women are symbolical.
   We sew, sew, prick our fingers, dull our sight,
   Producing what? A pair of slippers, sir,
   To put on when you're weary.

   'Aurora Leigh' (1857) bk. 1, l. 456

        Near all the birds
   Will sing at dawn,--and yet we do not take
   The chaffering swallow for the holy lark.

   'Aurora Leigh' (1857) bk. 1, l. 951

   God answers sharp and sudden on some prayers,
   And thrusts the thing we have prayed for in our face,
   A gauntlet with a gift in't.

   'Aurora Leigh' (1857) bk. 2, l. 952

   I think it frets the saints in heaven to see
   How many desolate creatures on the earth
   Have learnt the simple dues of fellowship
   and social comfort, in a hospital.

   'Aurora Leigh' (1857) bk. 3, l. 1121

   Nay, if there's room for poets in this world
   A little overgrown (I think there is)
   Their sole work is to represent the age,
   Their age, not Charlemagne's...
        King Arthur's self
   Was commonplace to Lady Guenever;
   And Camelot to minstrels seemed as flat
   As Fleet Street to our poets.

   'Aurora Leigh' (1857) bk. 5, l. 210

   Since when was genius found respectable?

   'Aurora Leigh' (1857) bk. 6, l. 275

   The devil's most devilish when respectable.

   'Aurora Leigh' (1857) bk. 7, l. 105

   Earth's crammed with heaven,
   And every common bush afire with God:
   But only he who sees, takes off his shoes;
   The rest sit round it, and pluck blackberries,
   And daub their natural faces unaware
   More and more, from the first similitude.

   'Aurora Leigh' (1857) bk. 7, l. 821

   And kings crept out again to feel the sun.

   'Crowned and Buried' (1844) st. 11

   Do ye hear the children weeping, O my brothers,
   Ere the sorrow comes with years?

   'The Cry of the Children' (1844) st. 1

   And lips say, 'God be pitiful,'
   Who ne'er said, 'God be praised.'

   'The Cry of the Human' (1844) st. 1

   I tell you, hopeless grief is passionless.

   'Grief' (1844)

        Deep-hearted man, express
   Grief for thy dead in silence like to death;
   Most like a monumental statue set
   In everlasting watch and moveless woe,
   Till itself crumble to the dust beneath.
   Touch it: the marble eyelids are not wet--
   If it could weep, it could arise and go.

   'Grief' (1844)

   Or from Browning some 'Pomegranate', which, if cut deep down the middle,
   Shows a heart within blood-tinctured, of a veined humanity.

   'Lady Geraldine's Courtship' (1844 st. 41

   'Yes,' I answered you last night;
   'No,' this morning, sir, I say.
   Colours seen by candle-light
   Will not look the same by day.

   'The Lady's Yes' (1844)

   What was he doing, the great god Pan,
   Down in the reeds by the river?
   Spreading ruin and scattering ban,
   Splashing and paddling with hoofs of a goat,
   And breaking the golden lilies afloat
   With the dragon-fly on the river.

   'A Musical Instrument' (1862)

        Straightway I was 'ware,
   So weeping, how a mystic shape did move
   Behind me, and drew me backward by the hair
   And a voice said in mastery while I strove...
   'Guess now who holds thee?'--'Death', I said. But, there,
   The silver answer rang...'Not Death, but Love.'

   'Sonnets from the Portuguese' (1850) no. 1

        For frequent tears have run
   The colours from my life.

   'Sonnets from the Portuguese' (1850) no. 8

   How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

   'Sonnets from the Portuguese' (1850) no. 43

   I love thee with the breath,
   Smiles, tears, of all my life!--and if God choose,
   I shall but love thee better after death.

   'Sonnets from the Portuguese' (1850) no. 43

   Thou large-brained woman and large-hearted man.

   'To George Sand--A Desire' (1844)

   And the rolling anapaestic
   Curled like vapour over shrines!

   'Wine of Cyprus' (1844) st. 10

2.223 Sir Frederick Browning 1896-1965

   I think we might be going a bridge too far.

   Expressing reservations about the Arnhem 'Market Garden' operation to
   Field Marshal Montgomery on 10 September 1944, in R. E. Urquhart 'Arnhem'
   (1958) p. 4

2.224 Robert Browning 1812-89

   Burrow awhile and build, broad on the roots of things.

   'Abt Vogler' (1864) st. 2

   On the earth the broken arcs; in the heaven, a perfect round.

   'Abt Vogler' (1864) st. 9

   The high that proved too high, the heroic for earth too hard,
   The passion that left the ground to lose itself in the sky,
   Are music sent up to God by the lover and the bard;
   Enough that he heard it once: we shall hear it by and by.

   'Abt Vogler' (1864) st. 10

        I feel for the common chord again...
   The C Major of this life.

   'Abt Vogler' (1864) st. 12

   Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp,
   Or what's a heaven for?

   'Andrea del Sarto' (1855) l. 97

   Re-coin thyself and give it them to spend,--
   It all comes to the same thing at the end,
   Since mine thou wast, mine art, and mine shalt be.

   'Any Wife to Any Husband' (1855) st. 16

   But, thanks to wine-lees and democracy,
   We've still our stage where truth calls spade a spade!

   'Aristophanes' Apology' (1875) l. 409

   One who never turned his back but marched breast forward,
   Never doubted clouds would break,
   Never dreamed, though right were worsted, wrong would triumph,
   Held we fall to rise, are baffled to fight better,
   Sleep to wake.

   'Asolando' (1889) 'Epilogue'

   Greet the unseen with a cheer!

   'Asolando' (1889) 'Epilogue'

   I find earth not grey but rosy,
   Heaven not grim but fair of hue.
   Do I stoop? I pluck a posy.
   Do I stand and stare? All's blue.

   'At the "Mermaid"' (1876) st. 12

   There spoke up a brisk little somebody,
   Critic and whippersnapper, in a rage
   To set things right.

   'Balaustion's Adventure' (1871) l. 306

        Don't you know,
   I promised, if you'd watch a dinner out,
   We'd see truth dawn together?--truth that peeps
   Over the glasses' edge when dinner's done,
   And body gets its sop and holds its noise
   And leaves soul free a little.

   'Bishop Blougram's Apology' (1855) l. 15

   Just when we are safest, there's a sunset-touch,
   A fancy from a flower-bell, some one's death,
   A chorus-ending from Euripides,--
   And that's enough for fifty hopes and fears
   As old and new at once as nature's self,
   To rap and knock and enter in our soul,
   Take hands and dance there, a fantastic ring,
   Round the ancient idol, on his base again,--
   The grand Perhaps!

   'Bishop Blougram's Apology' (1855) l. 182

   All we have gained then by our unbelief
   Is a life of doubt diversified by faith,
   For one of faith diversified by doubt:
   We called the chess-board white,--we call it black.

   'Bishop Blougram's Apology' (1855) l. 209

   Our interest's on the dangerous edge of things,
   The honest thief, the tender murderer,
   The superstitious atheist, demirep
   That loves and saves her soul in new French books--
   We watch while these in equilibrium keep
   The giddy line midway.

   'Bishop Blougram's Apology' (1855) l. 395

   You, for example, clever to a fault,
   The rough and ready man who write apace,
   Read somewhat seldomer, think perhaps even less.

   'Bishop Blougram's Apology' (1855) l. 420

   No, when the fight begins within himself,
   A man's worth something.

   'Bishop Blougram's Apology' (1855) l. 693

   He said true things, but called them by wrong names.

   'Bishop Blougram's Apology' (1855) l. 996

   And have I not Saint Praxed's ear to pray
   Horses for ye, and brown Greek manuscripts,
   And mistresses with great smooth marbly limbs?
   --That's if ye carve my epitaph aright.

   'The Bishop Orders his Tomb' (1845) l. 73

   And then how I shall lie through centuries,
   And hear the blessed mutter of the mass,
   And see God made and eaten all day long,
   And feel the steady candle-flame, and taste
   Good strong thick stupefying incense-smoke!

   'The Bishop Orders his Tomb' (1845) l. 80

   I was so young, I loved him so, I had
   No mother, God forgot me, and I fell.

   'A Blot in the 'Scutcheon' (1843) act 1, sc. 3, l. 237

   Boot, saddle, to horse, and away!

   'Boot and Saddle' (1842)

   How well I know what I mean to do
   When the long dark autumn-evenings come.

   'By the Fireside' (1855) st. 1

   I shall be found by the fire, suppose,
   O'er a great wise book as beseemeth age,
   While the shutters flap as the cross-wind blows
   And I turn the page, and I turn the page,
   Not verse now, only prose!

   'By the Fireside' (1855) st. 2

        I will speak now,
   No longer watch you as you sit
   Reading by fire-light, that great brow
   And the spirit-small hand propping it,

   'By the Fireside' (1855) st. 23

   When earth breaks up and heaven expands,
   How will the change strike me and you
   In the house not made with hands?

   'By the Fireside' (1855) st. 27.

   Oh, the little more, and how much it is!
   And the little less, and what worlds away!

   'By the Fireside' (1855) st. 39

   If two lives join, there is oft a scar,
   They are one and one, with a shadowy third;
   One near one is too far.

   'By the Fireside' (1855) st. 46

   And it is good to cheat the pair, and gibe,
   Letting the rank tongue blossom into speech.

   Setebos, Setebos, and Setebos!
   'Thinketh, He dwelleth i' the cold o' the moon.
   'Thinketh He made it, with the sun to match,
   But not the stars; the stars came otherwise.

   'Caliban upon Setebos' (1864) l. 22

   'Let twenty pass, and stone the twenty-first,
   Loving not, hating not, just choosing so.

   'Caliban upon Setebos' (1864) l. 102

   Dauntless the slug-horn to my lips I set,
   And blew. 'Childe Roland to the Dark Tower came.'

   'Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came' (1855) st. 34.

   In the natural fog of the good man's mind.

   'Christmas-Eve' (1850) l. 226

   The raree-show of Peter's successor.

   'Christmas Eve' (1850) l. 1242

   For the preacher's merit or demerit,
   It were to be wished the flaws were fewer
   In the earthen vessel, holding treasure
   Which lies as safe in a golden ewer;
   But the main thing is, does it hold good measure?
   Heaven soon sets right all other matters!

   'Christmas Eve' (1850) l. 1311

   And I have written three books on the soul,
   Proving absurd all written hitherto,
   And putting us to ignorance again.

   'Cleon' (1855) l. 57

   What is he buzzing in my ears?
   'Now that I come to die,
   Do I view the world as a vale of tears?'
   Ah, reverend sir, not I!

   'Confessions' (1864) st. 1

   We loved, sir--used to meet:
   How sad and bad and mad it was--
   But then, how it was sweet!

   'Confessions' (1864) st. 9

   Stung by the splendour of a sudden thought.

   'A Death in the Desert' (1864) l. 59

   For I say, this is death and the sole death,
   When a man's loss comes to him from his gain,
   Darkness from light, from knowledge ignorance,
   And lack of love from love made manifest.

   'A Death in the Desert' (1864) l. 482

        Progress, man's distinctive mark alone,
   Not God's, and not the beasts': God is, they are,
   Man partly is and wholly hopes to be.

   'A Death in the Desert' (1864) l. 586

   With the beanflowers' boon,
   And the blackbird's tune,
   And May, and June!

   'De Gustibus' (1855) pt. 1, l. 11

   Italy, my Italy!
   Queen Mary's saying serves for me--
   (When fortune's malice
   Lost her--Calais)--
   Open my heart and you will see
   Graved inside of it, 'Italy'.

   'De Gustibus' (1855) pt. 2, l. 39

   Reads verse and thinks she understands.

   'DЊs Aliter Visum' (1864) st. 4

   Sure of the Fortieth spare Arm-chair
   When gout and glory seat me there.

   'DЊs Aliter Visum' (1864) st. 12

        'Tis well averred,
   A scientific faith's absurd.

   'Easter-Day' (1850) l. 123

        At last awake
   From life, that insane dream we take
   For waking now.

   'Easter-Day' (1850) l. 479

   Karshish, the picker-up of learning's crumbs,
   The not-incurious in God's handiwork.

   'An Epistle...of Karshish' (1855)

   Beautiful Evelyn Hope is dead!

   'Evelyn Hope' (1855)

   You will wake, and remember, and understand.

   'Evelyn Hope' (1855)

   So absolutely good is truth, truth never hurts
   The teller.

   'Fifine at the Fair' (1872) st. 32

   I must learn Spanish, one of these days,
   Only for that slow sweet name's sake.

   'The Flower's Name' (1845)

   If you get simple beauty and naught else,
   You get about the best thing God invents.

   'Fra Lippo Lippi' (1855) l. 217

        This world's no blot for us,
   Nor blank; it means intensely, and means good:
   To find its meaning is my meat and drink.

   'Fra Lippo Lippi' (1855) l. 313

   Our low life was the level's and the night's;
   He's for the morning.

   'A Grammarian's Funeral' (1855) l. 23

   This is our master, famous calm and dead,
   Borne on our shoulders.

   'A Grammarian's Funeral' (1855) l. 27

   Yea, but we found him bald too, eyes like lead,
   Accents uncertain:
   'Time to taste life,' another would have said,
   'Up with the curtain!'

   'A Grammarian's Funeral' (1855) l. 53

   Yea, this in him was the peculiar grace
   (Hearten our chorus!)
   That before living he'd learn how to live--
   No end to learning.

   'A Grammarian's Funeral' (1855) l. 75

   He said, 'What's time? Leave Now for dogs and apes!
   Man has Forever.'

   'A Grammarian's Funeral' (1855) l. 83

   That low man seeks a little thing to do,
   Sees it and does it:
   This high man, with a great thing to pursue,
   Dies ere he knows it.
   That low man goes on adding one to one,
   His hundred's soon hit:
   This high man, aiming at a million,
   Misses an unit.
   That, has the world here--should he need the next,
   Let the world mind him!
   This, throws himself on God, and unperplexed
   Seeking shall find him.

   'A Grammarian's Funeral' (1855) l. 113

   Lofty designs must close in like effects:
   Loftily lying,
   Leave him--still loftier than the world suspects,
   Living and dying.

   'A Grammarian's Funeral' (1855) l. 145

   The Lord will have mercy on Jacob yet,
   And again in his border see Israel set.

   'Holy-Cross Day' (1855) st. 13

   We withstood Christ then? Be mindful how
   At least we withstand Barabbas now!

   'Holy-Cross Day' (1855) st. 18

   Oh, to be in England
   Now that April's there,
   And whoever wakes in England
   Sees, some morning, unaware,
   That the lowest boughs and the brushwood sheaf
   Round the elm-tree bole are in tiny leaf,
   While the chaffinch sings on the orchard bough
   In England--now!

   'Home-Thoughts, from Abroad' (1845)

   That's the wise thrush; he sings each song twice over,
   Lest you should think he never could recapture
   The first fine careless rapture!

   'Home-Thoughts, from Abroad' (1845)

   Nobly, nobly Cape Saint Vincent to the North-west died away;
   Sunset ran, one glorious blood-red, reeking into Cadiz Bay.

   'Home-Thoughts, from the Sea' (1845)

   'Here and here did England help me: how can I help England?'--say,
   Whoso turns as I, this evening, turn to God to praise and pray,
   While Jove's planet rises yonder, silent over Africa.

   'Home-Thoughts, from the Sea' (1845)

        'With this same key
   Shakespeare unlocked his heart,' once more!
   Did Shakespeare? If so, the less Shakespeare he!

   'House' (1876).

   I sprang to the stirrup, and Joris, and he;
   I galloped, Dirck galloped, we galloped all three.

   'How they brought the Good News from Ghent to Aix' (1845) l. 1

   A man can have but one life and one death,
   One heaven, one hell.

   'In a Balcony' (1855) l. 13

        I count life just a stuff
   To try the soul's strength on, educe the man.

   'In a Balcony' (1855) l. 651

   The moth's kiss, first!
   Kiss me as if you made believe
   You were not sure, this eve,
   How my face, your flower, had pursed
   Its petals up...
   The bee's kiss, now!
   Kiss me as if you entered gay
   My heart at some noonday.

   'In a Gondola' (1842) l. 49

   'You're wounded!' 'Nay,' the soldier's pride
   Touched to the quick, he said:
   'I'm killed, Sire!' And his chief beside,
   Smiling the boy fell dead.

   'Incident of the French Camp' (1842) st. 5

   Ignorance is not innocence but sin.

   'The Inn Album' (1875) canto 5

   The swallow has set her six young on the rail,
   And looks sea-ward.

   'James Lee's Wife' (1864) pt. 3, st. 1

   Oh, good gigantic smile o' the brown old earth,
   This autumn morning!

   'James Lee's Wife' (1864) pt. 7, st. 1

   Good, to forgive;
   Best, to forget!
   Living, we fret;
   Dying, we live.

   'La Saisiaz' (1878) prologue

   I said--Then, dearest, since 'tis so,
   Since now at length my fate I know,
   Since nothing all my love avails,
   Since all, my life seemed meant for, fails,
   Since this was written and needs must be--
   My whole heart rises up to bless
   Your name in pride and thankfulness!
   Take back the hope you gave,--I claim
   Only a memory of the same.

   'The Last Ride Together' (1855) st. 1

   Who knows but the world may end tonight?

   'The Last Ride Together' (1855) st. 2

        My soul
   Smoothed itself out, a long-cramped scroll
   Freshening and fluttering in the wind.

   'The Last Ride Together' (1855) st. 4

   Had I said that, had I done this,
   So might I gain, so might I miss.
   Might she have loved me? just as well
   She might have hated, who can tell!

   'The Last Ride Together' (1855) st. 4

   Look at the end of work, contrast
   The petty done, the undone vast,
   This present of theirs with the hopeful past!

   'The Last Ride Together' (1855) st. 5

   'Tis an awkward thing to play with souls,
   And matter enough to save one's own.

   'A Light Woman' (1855) st. 12

   Just for a handful of silver he left us,
   Just for a riband to stick in his coat.

   'The Lost Leader' (1845) (referring to Wordsworth)

   We that had loved him so, followed him, honoured him,
   Lived in his mild and magnificent eye,
   Learned his great language, caught his clear accents,
   Made him our pattern to live and to die!
   Shakespeare was of us, Milton was for us,
   Burns, Shelley, were with us--they watch from their graves!

   'The Lost Leader' (1845)

   Never glad confident morning again!

   'The Lost Leader' (1845)

   All's over, then: does truth sound bitter
   As one at first believes?

   'The Lost Mistress' (1845)

   Oppression makes the wise man mad.

   'Luria' (1846) act 4, l. 16

   Kentish Sir Byng stood for his King,
   Bidding the crop-headed Parliament swing:
   And, pressing a troop unable to stoop
   And see the rogues flourish and honest folk droop,
   Marched them along, fifty-score strong,
   Great-hearted gentlemen, singing this song.

   God for King Charles! Pym and such carles
   To the Devil that prompts 'em their treasonous parles!

   'Marching Along' (1842)

   And find a poor devil has ended his cares
   At the foot of your rotten-runged rat-riddled stairs?
   Do I carry the moon in my pocket?

   'Master Hugues of Saxe-Gotha' (1855) st. 29

   A tap at the pane, the quick sharp scratch
   And blue spurt of a lighted match,
   And a voice less loud, through its joys and fears,
   Than the two hearts beating each to each!

   'Meeting at Night' (1845)

   Ah, did you once see Shelley plain,
   And did he stop and speak to you
   And did you speak to him again?
   How strange it seems, and new!

   'Memorabilia' (1855)

   There's a more hateful form of foolery--
   The social sage's, Solomon of saloons
   And philosophic diner-out.

   'Mr Sludge, "The Medium"' (1864) l. 773

   That's my last Duchess painted on the wall,
   Looking as if she were alive.

   'My Last Duchess' (1842) l. 1

        She had
   A heart--how shall I say?--too soon made glad,
   Too easily impressed; she liked whate'er
   She looked on, and her looks went everywhere.

   'My Last Duchess' (1842) l. 21

   Never the time and the place
   And the loved one all together!

   'Never the Time and the Place' (1883)

   A lion who dies of an ass's kick,
   The wronged great soul of an ancient Master.

   'Old Pictures in Florence' (1855) st. 6

        What's come to perfection perishes.
   Things learned on earth, we shall practise in heaven:
   Works done least rapidly, Art most cherishes.

   'Old Pictures in Florence' (1855) st. 17

   Dante, who loved well because he hated,
   Hated wickedness that hinders loving.

   'One Word More' (1855) st. 5

   God be thanked, the meanest of his creatures
   Boasts two soul-sides, one to face the world with,
   One to show a woman when he loves her!

   'One Word More' (1855) st. 17

        God is the perfect poet,
   Who in his person acts his own creations.

   'Paracelsus' (1835) pt. 2, l. 648

   Measure your mind's height by the shade it casts!

   'Paracelsus' (1835) pt. 3, l. 821

   I give the fight up: let there be an end,
   A privacy, an obscure nook for me.
   I want to be forgotten even by God.

   'Paracelsus' (1835) pt. 5, l. 363

   Round the cape of a sudden came the sea,
   And the sun looked over the mountain's rim:
   And straight was a path of gold for him,
   And the need of a world of men for me.

   'Parting at Morning' (1849)

   It was roses, roses, all the way.

   'The Patriot' (1855)

   The air broke into a mist with bells.

   'The Patriot' (1855)

   Sun-treader, life and light be thine for ever!

   'Pauline' (1833) l. 151 (referring to Shelley)

   Ah, thought which saddens while it soothes!

   'Pictor Ignotus' (1845)

   They fought the dogs and killed the cats,
   And bit the babies in the cradles,
   And ate the cheeses out of the vats,
   And licked the soup from the cooks' own ladles,
   Split open the kegs of salted sprats,
   Made nests inside men's Sunday hats,
   And even spoiled the women's chats
   By drowning their speaking
   With shrieking and squeaking
   In fifty different sharps and flats.

   'The Pied Piper of Hamelin' (1842) st. 2

   So munch on, crunch on, take your nuncheon,
   Breakfast, supper, dinner, luncheon!

   'The Pied Piper of Hamelin' (1842) st. 7

   The year's at the spring
   And day's at the morn;
   Morning's at seven;
   The hill-side's dew-pearled;
   The lark's on the wing;
   The snail's on the thorn:
   God's in his heaven--
   All's right with the world!

   'Pippa Passes' (1841) pt. 1, l. 221

   You'll look at least on love's remains,
   A grave's one violet:
   Your look?--that pays a thousand pains.
   What's death? You'll love me yet!

   'Pippa Passes' (1841) pt. 3, l. 314

   All service ranks the same with God--
   With God, whose puppets, best and worst,
   Are we: there is no last nor first.

   'Pippa Passes' (1841) epilogue ad fin.

   Stand still, true poet that you are!
   I know you; let me try and draw you.
   Some night you'll fail us: when afar
   You rise, remember one man saw you,
   Knew you, and named a star!

   'Popularity' (1855) st. 1

        All her hair
   In one long yellow string I wound
   Three times her little throat around,
   And strangled her. No pain felt she;
   I am quite sure she felt no pain.

   'Porphyria's Lover' (1842) l. 38

   Fear death?--to feel the fog in my throat,
   The mist in my face.

   'Prospice' (1864)

   I was ever a fighter, so--one fight more,
   The best and the last!
   I would hate that death bandaged my eyes, and forbore,
   And bade me creep past.
   No! let me taste the whole of it, fare like my peers
   The heroes of old,
   Bear the brunt, in a minute pay glad life's arrears
   Of pain, darkness and cold.

   'Prospice' (1864)

   Grow old along with me!
   The best is yet to be,
   The last of life, for which the first was made:
   Our times are in His hand
   Who saith, 'A whole I planned,
   Youth shows but half; trust God: see all nor be afraid!'

   'Rabbi Ben Ezra' (1864) st. 1

   Shall life succeed in that it seems to fail:
   What I aspired to be,
   And was not, comforts me:
   A brute I might have been, but would not sink i' the scale.

   'Rabbi Ben Ezra' (1864) st. 7

   For note, when evening shuts,
   A certain moment cuts
   The deed off, calls the glory from the grey.

   'Rabbi Ben Ezra' (1864) st. 16

   Fancies that broke through language and escaped.

   'Rabbi Ben Ezra' (1864) st. 25

   Fool! All that is, at all,
   Lasts ever, past recall;
   Earth changes, but thy soul and God stand sure.

   'Rabbi Ben Ezra' (1864) st. 27

   Time's wheel runs back or stops: potter and clay endure.

   'Rabbi Ben Ezra' (1864) st. 27

   He fixed thee 'mid this dance
   Of plastic circumstance.

   'Rabbi Ben Ezra' (1864) st. 28

   My times be in Thy hand!
   Perfect the cup as planned!
   Let age approve of youth, and death complete the same!

   'Rabbi Ben Ezra' (1864) st. 32

        Youth means love,
   Vows can't change nature, priests are only men.

   'The Ring and the Book' (1868-9) bk. 1, l. 1056

   O lyric Love, half-angel and half-bird
   And all a wonder and a wild desire.

   'The Ring and the Book' (1868-9) bk. 1, l. 1391

        So, Pietro craved an heir,
   (The story always old and always new).

   'The Ring and the Book' (1868-9) bk. 2, l. 213

        Go practise if you please
   With men and women: leave a child alone
   For Christ's particular love's sake!

   'The Ring and the Book' (1868-9) bk. 3, l. 88

   In the great right of an excessive wrong.

   'The Ring and the Book' (1868-9) bk. 3, l. 1055

        Through such souls alone
   God stooping shows sufficient of His light
   For us i' the dark to rise by. And I rise.

   'The Ring and the Book' (1868-9) bk. 7, l. 1843

   Faultless to a fault.

   'The Ring and the Book' (1868-9) bk. 9, l. 1175.

   Why comes temptation but for man to meet
   And master and make crouch beneath his foot,
   And so be pedestalled in triumph?

   'The Ring and the Book' (1868-9) bk. 10, l. 1184

   White shall not neutralize the black, nor good
   Compensate bad in man, absolve him so:
   Life's business being just the terrible choice.

   'The Ring and the Book' (1868-9) bk. 10, l. 1235

        There's a new tribunal now
   Higher than God's,--the educated man's!

   'The Ring and the Book' (1868-9) bk. 10, l. 1975

   Into that sad obscure sequestered state
   Where God unmakes but to remake the soul
   He else made first in vain; which must not be.

   'The Ring and the Book' (1868-9) bk. 10, l. 2129

        It is the glory and good of Art,
   That Art remains the one way possible
   Of speaking truth, to mouths like mine, at least.

   'The Ring and the Book' (1868-9) bk. 12, l. 838

   'Tis not what man Does which exalts him, but what man Would do!

   'Saul' (1855) st. 18

   I want to know a butcher paints,
   A baker rhymes for his pursuit,
   Candlestick-maker much acquaints
   His soul with song, or, haply mute,
   Blows out his brains upon the flute!

   'Shop' (1876) st. 21

   There's a great text in Galatians,
   Once you trip on it, entails
   Twenty-nine distinct damnations,
   One sure, if another fails.

   'Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister' (1842) st. 7

   Sidney's self, the starry paladin.

   'Sordello' (1840) bk. 1, l. 69

   Still more labyrinthine buds the rose.

   'Sordello' (1840) bk. 1, l. 476

        A touch divine--
   And the scaled eyeball owns the mystic rod;
   Visibly through his garden walketh God.

   'Sordello' (1840) bk. 1, l. 502

        Any nose
   May ravage with impunity a rose.

   'Sordello' (1840) bk. 6, l. 881

   The glory dropped from their youth and love,
   And both perceived they had dreamed a dream.

   'The Statue and the Bust' (1855) l. 152

   The soldier-saints, who row on row,
   Burn upward each to his point of bliss.

   'The Statue and the Bust' (1855) l. 222

   And the sin I impute to each frustrate ghost
   Is--the unlit lamp and the ungirt loin,
   Though the end in sight was a vice, I say.

   'The Statue and the Bust' (1863 revision) l. 246

   Oh Galuppi, Baldassaro, this is very sad to find!
   I can hardly misconceive you; it would prove me deaf and blind;
   But although I take your meaning, 'tis with such a heavy mind!

   'A Toccata of Galuppi's' (1855) st. 1

   Hark, the dominant's persistence till it must be answered to!

   'A Toccata of Galuppi's' (1855) st. 8

   What of soul was left, I wonder, when the kissing had to stop?

   'A Toccata of Galuppi's' (1855) st. 14

   Dear dead women, with such hair, too--what's become of all the gold
   Used to hang and brush their bosoms? I feel chilly and grown old.

   'A Toccata of Galuppi's' (1855) st. 15

   Grand rough old Martin Luther
   Bloomed fables--flowers on furze,
   The better the uncouther:
   Do roses stick like burrs?

   'The Twins' (1855)

   I would that you were all to me,
   You that are just so much, no more.

   'Two in the Campagna' (1855) st. 8

        I pluck the rose
   And love it more than tongue can speak--
   Then the good minute goes.

   'Two in the Campagna' (1855) st. 10

        Only I discern--
   Infinite passion, and the pain
   Of finite hearts that yearn.

   'Two in the Campagna' (1855) st. 12

   Let's contend no more, Love,
   Strive nor weep:
   All be as before, Love,
   --Only sleep!

   'A Woman's Last Word' (1855) st. 1

   I knew you once: but in Paradise,
   If we meet, I will pass nor turn my face.

   'The Worst of It' (1864) st. 19

   Ay, dead! and were yourself alive, good Fitz,
   How to return your thanks would pass my wits.
   Kicking you seems the common lot of curs--
   While more appropriate greeting lends you grace:
   Surely to spit there glorifies your face--
   Spitting from lips once sanctified by Hers.

   Rejoinder to Edward Fitzgerald, who had 'thanked God my wife was dead', in
   'Athenaeum' 13 July 1889.

2.225 Robert I the Bruce 1554-1631

   Now, God be with you, my children: I have breakfasted with you and shall
   sup with my Lord Jesus Christ this night.

   In Robert Fleming 'The Fulfilling of the Scripture' (3rd ed., 1693) p. 372

2.226 Beau Brummell (George Bryan Brummell) 1778-1840

   Who's your fat friend?

   Referring to the Prince of Wales, in Capt. Jesse 'Life of George Brummell'
   (1844) vol. 1, p. 273

   [Brummell] used to say that, whether it was summer or winter, he always
   liked to have the morning well-aired before he got up.

   Charles Macfarlane 'Reminiscences of a Literary Life' (1917) ch. 27

   No perfumes, but very fine linen, plenty of it, and country washing.

   In 'Memoirs of Harriette Wilson' (1825) vol. 1, p. 42

   Shut the door, Wales.

   To the Prince of Wales (attributed)

2.227 William Jennings Bryan 1860-1925

   The humblest citizen of all the land, when clad in the armor of a
   righteous cause, is stronger than all the hosts of error.

   Speech at the Democratic National Convention, Chicago, 1896, in 'The First
   Battle. A Story of the Campaign of 1896' (1896) vol. 1, ch. 10

   You shall not press down upon the brow of labour this crown of thorns, you
   shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold.

   Speech at the Democratic National Convention, Chicago, 1896, in 'The First
   Battle. A Story of the Campaign of 1896' (1896) vol. 1, ch. 10

2.228 Martin Buber 1878-1965

   Der Mensch wird am Du zum Ich.

   Through the Thou a person becomes I.

   'Ich und Du' (1923) in 'Werke' (1962) vol. 1, p. 97

2.229 John Buchan (first Baron Tweedsmuir) 1875-1940

   'Back to Glasgow to do some work for the cause,' I said lightly. 'Just
   so,' he said, with a grin. 'It's a great life if you don't weaken.'

   'Mr Standfast' (1919) ch. 5

   An atheist is a man who has no invisible means of support.

   In H. E. Fosdick 'On Being a Real Person' (1943) ch. 10

2.230 Robert Buchanan 1841-1901

        She just wore
   Enough for modesty--no more.

   'White Rose and Red' (1873) pt. 1, sect. 5, l. 60

   The sweet post-prandial cigar.

   'De Berny' (1874)

2.231 Frank Buchman 1878-1961

   I thank heaven for a man like Adolf Hitler, who built a front line of
   defence against the anti-Christ of Communism.

   'New York World-Telegram' 26 August 1936

   Suppose everybody cared enough, everybody shared enough, wouldn't
   everybody have enough? There is enough in the world for everyone's need,
   but not enough for everyone's greed.

   'Remaking the World' (1947) p. 56

2.232 Gene Buck (Edward Eugene Buck) 1885-1957 and Herman Ruby 1891-1959

   That Shakespearian rag,--
   Most intelligent, very elegant.

   'That Shakespearian Rag' (1912 song).

2.233 George Villiers, Second Duke of Buckingham 1628-87

   The world is made up for the most part of fools and knaves, both
   irreconcilable foes to truth.

   'The Dramatic Works' (1715) vol. 2 'To Mr Clifford On his Humane Reason'

   What a devil is the plot good for, but to bring in fine things?

   'The Rehearsal' (1672) act 3, sc. 1

   Ay, now the plot thickens very much upon us.

   'The Rehearsal' (1672) act 3, sc. 2

2.234 John Sheffield, First Duke of Buckingham and Normanby 1648-1721

   Learn to write well, or not to write at all.

   'An Essay upon Satire' (1689) last line

2.235 H. J. Buckoll 1803-71

   Lord, dismiss us with Thy blessing,
   Thanks for mercies past receive.
   Pardon all, their faults confessing;
   Time that's lost may all retrieve.

   'Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Rugby School Chapel' (1850) 'Lord,
   Dismiss us with Thy Blessing'

2.236 J. B. Buckstone 1802-79

   On such an occasion as this,
   All time and nonsense scorning,
   Nothing shall come amiss,
   And we won't go home till morning.

   'Billy Taylor' (performed 1829) act 1, sc. 2

2.237 Eustace Budgell 1686-1737

   What Cato did, and Addison approved
   Cannot be wrong.

   Lines found on his desk after he too committed suicide, 4 May 1737, in
   Colley Cibber 'The Lives of the Poets' (1753) vol. 5 'The Life of Eustace

2.238 Comte de Buffon (George-Louis Leclerc) 1707-88

   Ces choses sont hors de l'homme, le style est l'homme m€me.

   These things [subject matter] are external to the man; style is the man.

   'Discours sur le style'; address given to the Acad‚mie Fran‡aise, 25
   August 1753

   Le g‚nie n'est qu'une plus grande aptitude … la patience.

   Genius is only a greater aptitude for patience.

   In H‚rault de S‚chelles 'Voyage … Montbar' (1803) p. 15

2.239 Arthur Buller 1874-1944

   There was a young lady named Bright,
   Whose speed was far faster than light;
   She set out one day
   In a relative way
   And returned on the previous night.

   'Relativity' in 'Punch' 19 December 1923

2.240 Ivor Bulmer-Thomas 1905-

   If he ever went to school without any boots it was because he was too big
   for them.

   Referring to Harold Wilson in a speech at the Conservative Party
   Conference, in 'Manchester Guardian' 13 October 1949

2.241 Count von BЃlow 1849-1929

   Mit einem Worte: wir wollen niemand in den Schatten stellen aber wir
   verlangen auch unseren Platz an der Sonne.

   In a word, we desire to throw no one into the shade [in East Asia], but we
   also demand our own place in the sun.

   Reichstag, 6 December 1897

2.242 Edward George Bulwer-Lytton (first Baron Lytton) 1803-73

   Here Stanley meets,--how Stanley scorns, the glance!
   The brilliant chief, irregularly great,
   Frank, haughty, rash,--the Rupert of Debate.

   Referring to Edward Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby, in 'The New Timon' (1846)
   pt. 1, sect. 3, l. 202.

   Out-babying Wordsworth and out-glittering Keats.

   Referring to Tennyson, in 'The New Timon' (1846) pt. 2, sect. 1, l. 62

   Beneath the rule of men entirely great
   The pen is mightier than the sword.

   'Richelieu' (1839) act 2, sc. 2, l. 307.

2.243 Edward Robert Bulwer, Earl of Lytton

   See Owen Meredith (1.114) in Volume II

2.244 Alfred Bunn c.1796-1860

   I dreamed that I dwelt in marble halls
   With vassals and serfs at my side.

   'The Bohemian Girl' (1843) act 2 'The Gipsy Girl's Dream'

2.245 Luis Bu¤uel 1900-83

   Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie.

   The discreet charm of the bourgeoisie.

   Title of film (1972)

   Grѓce … Dieu, je suis toujours ath‚e.

   Thanks to God, I am still an atheist.

   In 'Le Monde' 16 December 1959

2.246 John Bunyan 1628-88

   As I walked through the wilderness of this world.

   'The Pilgrim's Progress' (1678) pt. 1, opening words

   The name of the slough was Despond.

   'The Pilgrim's Progress' (1678) pt. 1

   christian:  Gentlemen, Whence came you, and whither do you go?
   formalist and hypocrisy:  We were born in the land of Vainglory, and we
   are going for praise to Mount Sion.

   'The Pilgrim's Progress' (1678) pt. 1

   It is an hard matter for a man to go down into the valley of
   Humiliation...and to catch no slip by the way.

   'The Pilgrim's Progress' (1678) pt. 1

   A foul Fiend coming over the field to meet him; his name is Apollyon.

   'The Pilgrim's Progress' (1678) pt. 1

   It beareth the name of Vanity-Fair, because the town where 'tis kept, is
   lighter than vanity.

   'The Pilgrim's Progress' (1678) pt. 1.

   Hanging is too good for him, said Mr Cruelty.

   'The Pilgrim's Progress' (1678) pt. 1

   Yet my great-grandfather was but a water-man, looking one way, and rowing
   another:  and I got most of my estate by the same occupation.

   'The Pilgrim's Progress' (1678) pt. 1.

   They are for religion when in rags and contempt; but I am for him when he
   walks in his golden slippers, in the sunshine and with applause.

   'The Pilgrim's Progress' (1678) pt. 1

   Now Giant Despair had a wife, and her name was Diffidence.

   'The Pilgrim's Progress' (1678) pt. 1

   A grievous crab-tree cudgel.

   'The Pilgrim's Progress' (1678) pt. 1

   They came to the Delectable Mountains.

   'The Pilgrim's Progress' (1678) pt. 1

   Sleep is sweet to the labouring man.

   'The Pilgrim's Progress' (1678) pt. 1.

   Then I saw that there was a way to Hell, even from the gates of heaven.

   'The Pilgrim's Progress' (1678) pt. 1

   So I awoke, and behold it was a dream.

   'The Pilgrim's Progress' (1678) pt. 1

   A man that could look no way but downwards, with a muckrake in his hand.

   'The Pilgrim's Progress' (1684) pt. 2.

   One leak will sink a ship, and one sin will destroy a sinner.

   'The Pilgrim's Progress' (1684) pt. 2

   He that is down needs fear no fall,
   He that is low no pride.
   He that is humble ever shall
   Have God to be his guide.

   'The Pilgrim's Progress' (1684) pt. 2 'Shepherd Boy's Song'

   A very zealous man...difficulties, lions, or Vanity-Fair, he feared not at
   all:  'Twas only sin, death, and Hell that was to him a terror.

   'The Pilgrim's Progress' (1684) pt. 2 (of Mr Fearing)

   A man there was, tho' some did count him mad,
   The more he cast away, the more he had.

   'The Pilgrim's Progress' (1684) pt. 2

   Mercy laboured much for the poor...an ornament to her profession.

   'The Pilgrim's Progress' (1684) pt. 2

   Who would true valour see,
   Let him come hither;
   One here will constant be,
   Come wind, come weather.
   There's no discouragement
   Shall make him once relent
   His first avowed intent
   To be a pilgrim.

   Who so beset him round
   With dismal stories,
   Do but themselves confound--
   His strength the more is.

   'The Pilgrim's Progress' (1684) pt. 2

   The last words of Mr Despondency were, Farewell night, welcome day.  His
   daughter went through the river singing, but none could understand what
   she said.

   'The Pilgrim's Progress' (1684) pt. 2

   I am going to my Fathers, and tho' with great difficulty I am got hither,
   yet now I do not repent me of all the trouble I have been at to arrive
   where I am. My sword, I give to him that shall succeed me in my
   pilgrimage, and my courage and skill to him that can get it. My marks and
   scars I carry with me, to be a witness for me, that I have fought his
   battles, who will now be my rewarder...So he passed over, and the trumpets
   sounded for him on the other side.

   'The Pilgrim's Progress' (1684) pt. 2 (Mr Valiant-for-Truth)

   I have formerly lived by hearsay and faith, but now I go where I shall
   live by sight, and shall be with Him in whose company I delight myself.

   'The Pilgrim's Progress' (1684) pt. 2 (Mr Standfast)

2.247 Samuel Dickinson Burchard 1812-91

   We are Republicans and don't propose to leave our party and identify
   ourselves with the party whose antecedents are rum, Romanism, and

   Speech, New York City, 29 October 1884

2.248 Anthony Burgess 1917-

   A clockwork orange.

   Title of novel (1962)

   It was the afternoon of my eighty-first birthday, and I was in bed with my
   catamite when Ali announced that the archbishop had come to see me.

   'Earthly Powers' (1980) p. 7

   He said it was artificial respiration, but now I find I am to have his

   'Inside Mr Enderby' (1963) pt. 1, ch. 4

2.249 Gelett Burgess 1866-1951

   I never saw a Purple Cow,
   I never hope to see one;
   But I can tell you, anyhow,
   I'd rather see than be one!

   'The Burgess Nonsense Book' (1914) 'The Purple Cow'

   Ah, yes! I wrote the 'Purple Cow'--
   I'm sorry, now, I wrote it!
   But I can tell you anyhow,
   I'll kill you if you quote it!

   'The Burgess Nonsense Book' (1914) 'Confessional'

2.250 John William Burgon 1813-88

   Match me such marvel, save in Eastern clime,--
   A rose-red city--'half as old as Time'!

   'Petra' (1845) l. 131.

2.251 Sir John Burgoyne 1722-92

   You have only, when before your glass, to keep pronouncing to yourself
   nimini-pimini--the lips cannot fail of taking their plie.

   'The Heiress' (1786) act 3, sc. 2

2.252 Edmund Burke 1729-97

   The conduct of a losing party never appears right: at least it never can
   possess the only infallible criterion of wisdom to vulgar

   'Letter to a Member of the National Assembly' (1791) p. 7

   Those who have been once intoxicated with power, and have derived any kind
   of emolument from it, even though for but one year, can never willingly
   abandon it.

   'Letter to a Member of the National Assembly' (1791) p. 12

   Tyrants seldom want pretexts.

   'Letter to a Member of the National Assembly' (1791) p. 25

   You can never plan the future by the past.

   'Letter to a Member of the National Assembly' (1791) p. 73

   To innovate is not to reform.

   'A Letter to a Noble Lord' (1796) p. 20

   The king, and his faithful subjects, the lords and commons of this
   realm,--the triple cord, which no man can break.

   'A Letter to a Noble Lord' (1796) p. 54.

   I know many have been taught to think that moderation, in a case like
   this, is a sort of treason.

   'Letter to the Sheriffs of Bristol on the Affairs of America' (1777) p. 30

   Between craft and credulity, the voice of reason is stifled.

   'Letter to the Sheriffs of Bristol' (1777) p. 34

   Liberty too must be limited in order to be possessed.

   'Letter to the Sheriffs of Bristol' (1777) p. 55

   Nothing in progression can rest on its original plan. We may as well think
   of rocking a grown man in the cradle of an infant.

   'Letter to the Sheriffs of Bristol' (1777) p. 59

   Among a people generally corrupt, liberty cannot long exist.

   'Letter to the Sheriffs of Bristol' (1777) p. 71

   All men that are ruined are ruined on the side of their natural

   'Letters on a Regicide Peace' Letter 1 (1796)

   Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other.

   'Letters on a Regicide Peace' Letter 1 (1796)

   Never, no never, did Nature say one thing and Wisdom say another.

   'Letters on a Regicide Peace' Letter 3 (1797)

   Well it is known that ambition can creep as well as soar.

   'Letters on a Regicide Peace' Letter 3 (1797)

   There is, however, a limit at which forbearance ceases to be a virtue.

   'Observations on a late Publication on the Present State of the Nation'

   It is a general popular error to imagine the loudest complainers for the
   public to be the most anxious for its welfare.

   'Observations on...the Present State of the Nation' (1769)

   No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and
   reasoning as fear.

   'On the Sublime and Beautiful' (1757) pt. 2, sect. 2

   Custom reconciles us to everything.

   'On the Sublime and Beautiful' (1757) pt. 4, sect. 18

   I flatter myself that I love a manly, moral, regulated liberty as well as
   any gentleman.

   'Reflections on the Revolution in France' (1790) p. 7

   Whenever our neighbour's house is on fire, it cannot be amiss for the
   engines to play a little on our own.

   'Reflections on the Revolution in France' (1790) p. 10

   A state without the means of some change is without the means of its

   'Reflections on the Revolution in France' (1790) p. 29

   Make the Revolution a parent of settlement, and not a nursery of future

   'Reflections on the Revolution in France' (1790) p. 38

   People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to
   their ancestors.

   'Reflections on the Revolution in France' (1790) p. 47

   Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants.
   Men have a right that these wants should be provided for by this wisdom.

   'Reflections on the Revolution in France' (1790) p. 88

   The age of chivalry is gone.--That of sophisters, economists, and
   calculators, has succeeded; and the glory of Europe is extinguished for

   'Reflections on the Revolution in France' (1790) p. 112

   The unbought grace of life, the cheap defence of nations, the nurse of
   manly sentiment and heroic enterprise is gone! It is gone, that
   sensibility of principle, that chastity of honour, which felt a stain like
   a wound, which inspired courage whilst it mitigated ferocity, which
   ennobled whatever it touched, and under which vice itself lost half its
   evil, by losing all its grossness.

   'Reflections on the Revolution in France' (1790) p. 113

   This barbarous philosophy, which is the offspring of cold hearts and muddy

   'Reflections on the Revolution in France' (1790) p. 115

   In the groves of their academy, at the end of every vista, you see nothing
   but the gallows.

   'Reflections on the Revolution in France' (1790) p. 115.

   Kings will be tyrants from policy when subjects are rebels from principle.

   'Reflections on the Revolution in France' (1790) p. 116

   Learning will be cast into the mire, and trodden down under the hoofs of a
   swinish multitude.

   'Reflections on the Revolution in France' (1790) p. 117

   Man is by his constitution a religious animal; atheism is against not only
   our reason, but our instincts.

   'Reflections on the Revolution in France' (1790) p. 135.

   A perfect democracy is therefore the most shameless thing in the world.

   'Reflections on the Revolution in France' (1790) p. 139

   Nobility is a graceful ornament to the civil order. It is the Corinthian
   capital of polished society.

   'Reflections on the Revolution in France' (1790) p. 205

   Superstition is the religion of feeble minds.

   'Reflections on the Revolution in France' (1790) p. 234

   He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves, and sharpens our
   skill. Our antagonist is our helper.

   'Reflections on the Revolution in France' (1790) p. 246

   Our patience will achieve more than our force.

   'Reflections on the Revolution in France' (1790) p. 249

   Good order is the foundation of all good things.

   'Reflections on the Revolution in France' (1790) p. 351

   Every politician ought to sacrifice to the graces; and to join compliance
   with reason.

   'Reflections on the Revolution in France' (1790) p. 352

   The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.

   Speech on the Middlesex Election, 7 February 1771, in 'The Speeches'

   It is the nature of all greatness not to be exact; and great trade will
   always be attended with considerable abuses.

   Speech 'On American Taxation' 19 April 1774

   Falsehood has a perennial spring.

   Speech 'On American Taxation' 19 April 1774

   To tax and to please, no more than to love and to be wise, is not given to

   Speech 'On American Taxation' 19 April 1774

   Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but his judgement;
   and he betrays, instead of serving you, if he sacrifices it to your

   Speech to the Electors of Bristol, 3 November 1774

   I have in general no very exalted opinion of the virtue of paper

   Speech 'On Conciliation with America' 22 March 1775

   The concessions of the weak are the concessions of fear.

   Speech 'On Conciliation with America' 22 March 1775

   When we speak of the commerce with our colonies, fiction lags after truth;
   invention is unfruitful, and imagination cold and barren.

   Speech 'On Conciliation with America' 22 March 1775

   The use of force alone is but temporary. It may subdue for a moment; but
   it does not remove the necessity of subduing again; and a nation is not
   governed, which is perpetually to be conquered.

   Speech 'On Conciliation with America' 22 March 1775

   Nothing less will content me, than whole America.

   Speech 'On Conciliation with America' 22 March 1775

   Abstract liberty, like other mere abstractions, is not to be found.

   Speech 'On Conciliation with America' 22 March 1775

   All Protestantism, even the most cold and passive, is a sort of dissent.
   But the religion most prevalent in our northern colonies is a refinement
   on the principle of resistance; it is the dissidence of dissent, and the
   Protestantism of the Protestant religion.

   Speech 'On Conciliation with America' 22 March 1775

   I do not know the method of drawing up an indictment against an whole

   Speech 'On Conciliation with America' 22 March 1775

   It is not, what a lawyer tells me I may do; but what humanity, reason, and
   justice, tell me I ought to do.

   Speech 'On Conciliation with America' 22 March 1775

   Freedom and not servitude is the cure of anarchy; as religion, and not
   atheism, is the true remedy for superstition.

   Speech 'On Conciliation with America' 22 March 1775

   Instead of a standing revenue, you will have therefore a perpetual

   Speech 'On Conciliation with America' 22 March 1775

   Parties must ever exist in a free country.

   Speech 'On Conciliation with America' 22 March 1775

   Slavery they can have anywhere. It is a weed that grows in every soil.

   Speech 'On Conciliation with America' 22 March 1775

   Deny them this participation of freedom, and you break that sole bond,
   which originally made, and must still preserve the unity of the empire.

   Speech 'On Conciliation with America' 22 March 1775

   It is the love of the people; it is their attachment to their government,
   from the sense of the deep stake they have in such a glorious institution,
   which gives you your army and your navy, and infuses into both that
   liberal obedience, without which your army would be a base rabble, and
   your navy nothing but rotten timber.

   Speech 'On Conciliation with America' 22 March 1775

   Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom; and a great
   empire and little minds go ill together.

   Speech 'On Conciliation with America' 22 March 1775

   By adverting to the dignity of this high calling, our ancestors have
   turned a savage wilderness into a glorious empire: and have made the most
   extensive, and the only honourable conquests; not by destroying, but by
   promoting the wealth, the number, the happiness of the human race.

   Speech 'On Conciliation with America' 22 March 1775

   Individuals pass like shadows; but the commonwealth is fixed and stable.

   Speech, 'Hansard' 11 February 1780, col. 48

   The people are the masters.

   Speech, 'Hansard' 11 February 1780, col. 67

   Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.

   'Speech at Bristol, previous to the Late Election' (1780)

   Every other conqueror of every other description has left some monument,
   either of state or beneficence, behind him. Were we to be driven out of
   India this day, nothing would remain to tell that it had been possessed,
   during the inglorious period of our dominion, by anything better than the
   orang-outang or the tiger.

   Speech on Fox's East India Bill, 1 December 1783

   Your governor stimulates a rapacious and licentious soldiery to the
   personal search of women, lest these unhappy creatures should avail
   themselves of the protection of their sex to secure any supply for their

   Speech on Fox's East India Bill, 1 December 1783 (referring to Warren

   The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion.

   Speech at County Meeting of Buckinghamshire, 1784

   Religious persecution may shield itself under the guise of a mistaken and
   over-zealous piety.

   Speech, 18 February 1788, in E. A. Bond (ed.)  'Speeches...in the Trial of
   Warren Hastings' (1859) vol. 1, p. 104

   An event has happened, upon which it is difficult to speak, and impossible
   to be silent.

   Speech, 5 May 1789, in E. A. Bond (ed.)  'Speeches...in the Trial of
   Warren Hastings' (1859) vol. 2, p. 109

   At last dying in the last dyke of prevarication.

   Speech, 7 May 1789, in E. A. Bond (ed.)  'Speeches...in the Trial of
   Warren Hastings' (1859) vol. 2, p. 179

   There is but one law for all, namely, that law which governs all law--the
   law of our Creator, the law of humanity, justice, equity, the law of
   nature and of nations.

   Speech, 28 May 1794, in E. A. Bond (ed.)  'Speeches...in the Trial of
   Warren Hastings' (1859) vol. 4, p. 377

   Old religious factions are volcanoes burnt out.

   Speech on the Petition of the Unitarians, 11 May 1792, in 'The Works'
   vol. 5 (1812).

   Dangers by being despised grow great.

   Speech on the Petition of the Unitarians, 11 May 1792, in 'The Works'
   vol. 5 (1812)

   And having looked to government for bread, on the very first scarcity they
   will turn and bite the hand that fed them.

   'Thoughts and Details on Scarcity' (1800)

   To complain of the age we live in, to murmur at the present possessors of
   power, to lament the past, to conceive extravagant hopes of the future,
   are the common dispositions of the greatest part of mankind.

   'Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents' (1770) p. 4

   I am not one of those who think that the people are never in the wrong.
   They have been so, frequently and outrageously, both in other countries
   and in this. But I do say, that in all disputes between them and their
   rulers, the presumption is at least upon a par in favour of the people.

   'Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents' (1770) p. 7

   The power of the crown, almost dead and rotten as Prerogative, has grown
   up anew, with much more strength, and far less odium, under the name of

   'Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents' (1770) p. 10

   We must soften into a credulity below the milkiness of infancy to think
   all men virtuous.  We must be tainted with a malignity truly diabolical,
   to believe all the world to be equally wicked and corrupt.

   'Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents' (1770) p. 30

   When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by
   one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.

   'Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents' (1770) p. 71

   Of this stamp is the cant of Not men, but measures; a sort of charm by
   which many people get loose from every honourable engagement.

   'Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents' (1770) p. 75

   It is therefore our business carefully to cultivate in our minds, to rear
   to the most perfect vigour and maturity, every sort of generous and honest
   feeling that belongs to our nature. To bring the dispositions that are
   lovely in private life into the service and conduct of the commonwealth;
   so to be patriots, as not to forget we are gentlemen.

   'Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents' (1770) p. 77

   Laws, like houses, lean on one another.

   'A Tract on the Popery Laws' (planned c.1765) ch. 3, pt. 1 in 'The Works'
   vol. 5 (1812)

   In all forms of Government the people is the true legislator.

   'A Tract on the Popery Laws' ch. 3, pt. 1 in 'The Works' vol. 5 (1812)

   People crushed by law have no hopes but from power. If laws are their
   enemies, they will be enemies to laws; and those, who have much to hope
   and nothing to lose, will always be dangerous, more or less.

   Letter to Charles James Fox, 8 October 1777, in 'The Correspondence of
   Edmund Burke' vol. 3 (1961)

   The silent touches of time.

   Letter to William Smith, 29 January 1795, in 'The Correspondence of Edmund
   Burke' vol. 8 (1969)

   Somebody has said, that a king may make a nobleman but he cannot make a

   Letter to William Smith, 29 January 1795, in 'The Correspondence of Edmund
   Burke' vol. 8 (1969)

   His virtues were his arts.

   Inscription on the pedestal of the statue of the Marquis of Rockingham in
   Wentworth Park

   Not merely a chip of the old 'block', but the old block itself.

   On the younger Pitt's First Speech, 1781

   The cold neutrality of an impartial judge.

   J. P. Brissot 'To his Constituents' (1794) 'Translator's Preface' (written
   by Burke)

   It is necessary only for the good man to do nothing for evil to triumph.

   Attributed (in a number of forms) to Burke, but not found in his writings.

2.253 Johnny Burke 1908-64

   Every time it rains, it rains
   Pennies from heaven.
   Don't you know each cloud contains
   Pennies from heaven?
   You'll find your fortune falling
   All over town
   Be sure that your umbrella
   Is upside down.

   'Pennies from Heaven' (1936 song)

   Like Webster's Dictionary, we're Morocco bound.

   'The Road to Morocco' (1942 film) title song

2.254 Lord Burleigh

   See William Cecil (3.60)

2.255 Fanny Burney (Mme d'Arblay) 1752-1840

   A little alarm now and then keeps life from stagnation.

   'Camilla' (1796) bk. 3, ch. 11

   There is nothing upon the face of the earth so insipid as a medium. Give
   me love or hate! a friend that will go to jail for me, or an enemy that
   will run me through the body!

   'Camilla' (1796) bk. 3, ch. 12

   It's a delightful thing to think of perfection; but it's vastly more
   amusing to talk of errors and absurdities.

   'Camilla' (1796) bk. 3, ch. 12

   Vice is detestable; I banish all its appearances from my coteries; and I
   would banish its reality, too, were I sure I should then have any thing
   but empty chairs in my drawing-room.

   'Camilla' (1796) bk. 5, ch. 6

   The cure of a romantic first flame is a better surety to subsequent
   discretion, than all the exhortations of all the fathers, and mothers, and
   guardians, and maiden aunts in the universe.

   'Camilla' (1796) bk. 5, ch. 6

   O, we all acknowledge our faults, now; 'tis the mode of the day: but the
   acknowledgement passes for current payment; and therefore we never amend

   'Camilla' (1796) bk. 6, ch. 2

   No man is in love when he marries. He may have loved before; I have even
   heard he has sometimes loved after: but at the time never. There is
   something in the formalities of the matrimonial preparations that drive
   away all the little cupidons.

   'Camilla' (1796) bk. 6, ch. 10

   Travelling is the ruin of all happiness! There's no looking at a building
   here after seeing Italy.

   'Cecilia' (1782) bk. 4, ch. 2

   'True, very true, ma'am,' said he, yawning, 'one really lives no where;
   one does but vegetate, and wish it all at an end.'

   'Cecilia' (1782) bk. 7, ch. 5

   'The whole of this unfortunate business,' said Dr Lyster, 'has been the
   result of pride and prejudice.'

   'Cecilia' (1782) bk. 10, ch. 10

   'Do you come to the play without knowing what it is?' 'O yes, Sir, yes,
   very frequently; I have no time to read play-bills; one merely comes to
   meet one's friends, and show that one's alive.'

   'Evelina' (1778) Letter 20

   The freedom with which Dr Johnson condemns whatever he disapproves is

   'Diary and Letters...1778-1840' 23 August 1778

   The delusive seduction of martial music.

   'Diary and Letters...1778-1840' 5-6 May 1802

   Such a set of tittle tattle, prittle prattle visitants! Oh dear! I am so
   sick of the ceremony and fuss of these fall lall people! So much
   dressing--chit chat--complimentary nonsense--In short, a country town is
   my detestation.

   'Journal' 17 July 1768 in 'The Early Journals and Letters of Fanny Burney'
   (ed. L. E. Troide, 1988) vol. 1

   O! how short a time does it take to put an end to a woman's liberty!

   'Journal' 20 July 1768 in 'The Early Journals and Letters of Fanny Burney'
   (ed. L. E. Troide, 1988) vol. 1 (referring to a wedding)

2.256 John Burns 1858-1943

   The Thames is liquid history.

   To an American who had compared the Thames disparagingly with the
   Mississippi, in 'Daily Mail' 25 January 1943

2.257 Robert Burns 1759-96

   O thou! whatever title suit thee,
   Auld Hornie, Satan, Nick, or Clootie.

   'Address to the Deil' (1786)

   Ye high, exalted, virtuous dames,
   Tied up in godly laces,
   Before ye gie poor Frailty names,
   Suppose a change o' cases:
   A dear-lov'd lad, convenience snug,
   A treach'rous inclination--
   But, let me whisper in your lug,
   Ye're aiblins nae temptation.

   Then gently scan your brother man,
   Still gentler sister woman;
   Tho' they may gang a kennin wrang,
   To step aside is human.

   'Address to the Unco Guid' (1787); aiblins perhaps

   Ae fond kiss, and then we sever;
   Ae fareweel, and then for ever!

   'Ae fond Kiss' (1792)

   Flow gently, sweet Afton, among thy green braes,
   Flow gently, I'll sing thee a song in thy praise.
   My Mary's asleep by thy murmuring stream,
   Flow gently, sweet Afton, disturb not her dream.

   'Afton Water' (1792)

   Should auld acquaintance be forgot
   And never brought to mind?

   'Auld Lang Syne' (1796)

   We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet,
   For auld lang syne.

   'Auld Lang Syne' (1796)

   And there's a hand, my trusty fiere!
   And gie's a hand o'thine!

   'Auld Lang Syne' (1796)

   Freedom and Whisky gang thegither!

   'The Author's Earnest Cry and Prayer' (1786) l. 185

   Ay, waulkin, Oh,
   Waulkin still and weary:
   Sleep I can get nane,
   For thinking on my dearie.

   'Ay Waukin O' (1790)

   Ye banks and braes o' bonny Doon,
   How can ye bloom sae fresh and fair;
   How can ye chant, ye little birds,
   And I sae weary fu' o' care!

   'The Banks o' Doon' (1792)

   Thou minds me o' departed joys,
   Departed, never to return.

   'The Banks o' Doon' (1792)

   And my fause luver stole my rose,
   But ah! he left the thorn wi' me.

   'The Banks o' Doon' (1792)

   O saw ye bonnie Lesley
   As she gaed o'er the border?
   She's gane, like Alexander,
   To spread her conquests farther.

   To see her is to love her,
   And love but her for ever;
   For Nature made her what she is
   And never made anither!

   'Bonnie Lesley' (1798)

   Gin a body meet a body
   Comin thro' the rye,
   Gin a body kiss a body
   Need a body cry?

   'Comin thro' the rye' (1796)

   Contented wi' little and cantie wi' mair,
   Whene'er I forgather wi' Sorrow and Care,
   I gie them a skelp, as they're creeping alang,
   Wi' a cog o' gude swats and an auld Scotish sang.

   'Contented wi' little' (1796)

   Th' expectant wee-things, toddlin', stacher through
   To meet their Dad, wi' flichterin' noise an' glee.

   'The Cotter's Saturday Night' (1786) st. 3

   They never sought in vain that sought the Lord aright.

   'The Cotter's Saturday Night' (1786) st. 6

   The healsome porritch, chief of Scotia's food.

   'The Cotter's Saturday Night' (1786) st. 11

   The sire turns o'er, wi' patriarchal grace,
   The big ha'-Bible, ance his father's pride.

   'The Cotter's Saturday Night' (1786) st. 12

   From scenes like these old Scotia's grandeur springs,
   That makes her loved at home, revered abroad:
   Princes and Lords are but the breath of kings,
   'An honest man's the noblest work of God.'

   'The Cotter's Saturday Night' (1786) st. 19.

   I wasna fou, but just had plenty.

   'Death and Dr Hornbook' (1787) st. 3

   On ev'ry hand it will allow'd be,
   He's just--nae better than he shou'd be.

   'A Dedication to G[avin] H[amilton]' (1786) l. 25

   There's threesome reels, there's foursome reels,
   There's hornpipes and strathspeys, man,
   But the ae best dance e'er cam to the land
   Was, the deil's awa wi' th' Exciseman.

   'The Deil's awa wi' th'Exciseman' (1792)

   Perhaps it may turn out a sang;
   Perhaps, turn out a sermon.

   'Epistle to a Young Friend' (1786) st. 1

   I waive the quantum o'the sin;
   The hazard of concealing;
   But och! it hardens a' within,
   And petrifies the feeling!

   'Epistle to a Young Friend' (1786) st. 6

   An atheist-laugh's a poor exchange
   For Deity offended!

   'Epistle to a Young Friend' (1786) st. 9

   Gie me ae spark o' Nature's fire,
   That's a' the learning I desire.

   'Epistle to J. L[aprai]k' (1786) st. 13

   For thus the royal mandate ran,
   When first the human race began,
   'The social, friendly, honest man,
   Whate'er he be,
   'Tis he fulfils great Nature's plan,
   And none but he'

   'To the same' [John Lapraik] st. 15

   The rank is but the guinea's stamp,
   The man's the gowd for a' that!

   'For a' that and a' that' (1790)

   A man's a man for a' that.

   'For a' that and a' that' (1790)

   Green grow the rashes, O,
   Green grow the rashes, O;
   The sweetest hours that e'er I spend,
   Are spent among the lasses, O.

   'Green Grow the Rashes' (1787)

   Auld nature swears, the lovely dears
   Her noblest work she classes, O;
   Her prentice han' she tried on man,
   An' then she made the lasses, O.

   'Green Grow the Rashes' (1787)

   O, gie me the lass that has acres o' charms,
   O, gie me the lass wi' the weel-stockit farms.

   'Hey for a Lass wi' a Tocher' (1799)

   Here, some are thinkin' on their sins,
   An' some upo' their claes.

   'The Holy Fair' (1786) st. 10

   Leeze me on drink! it gi'es us mair
   Than either school or college.

   'The Holy Fair' (1786) st. 19

   There's some are fou o' love divine;
   There's some are fou o' brandy.

   'The Holy Fair' (1786) st. 27

   O L--d thou kens what zeal I bear,
   When drinkers drink, and swearers swear,
   And singin' there, and dancin' here,
        Wi' great an' sma';
   For I am keepet by thy fear,
        Free frae them a'.

   But yet - O L--d - confess I must--
   At times I'm fash'd wi' fleshly lust...

   O L--d - yestreen - thou kens - wi' Meg--
   Thy pardon I sincerely beg!
   O may 't ne'er be a living plague,
        To my dishonour!
   And I'll ne'er lift a lawless leg
        Again upon her.

   'Holy Willie's Prayer' (1785)

   There's death in the cup--so beware!

   'Inscription on a Goblet' (published 1834)

   It was a' for our rightfu' King
   We left fair Scotland's strand.

   'It was a' for our Rightfu' King' (1796)

   John Anderson my jo, John,
   When we were first acquent,
   Your locks were like the raven,
   Your bonny brow was brent.

   'John Anderson my Jo' (1790)

   I once was a maid, tho' I cannot tell when,
   And still my delight is in proper young men.

   'The Jolly Beggars' (1799) l. 57 (also known as 'Love and Liberty--A

   Partly wi' love o'ercome sae sair,
   And partly she was drunk.

   'The Jolly Beggars' (1799) l. 183

   A fig for those by law protected!
   Liberty's a glorious feast!
   Courts for cowards were erected,
   Churches built to please the priest.

   'The Jolly Beggars' (1799) l. 254

   Life is all a variorum,
   We regard not how it goes;
   Let them cant about decorum,
   Who have characters to lose.

   'The Jolly Beggars' (1799) l. 270

   Some have meat and cannot eat,
   Some cannot eat that want it:
   But we have meat and we can eat,
   Sae let the Lord be thankit.

   'The Kirkudbright Grace' (1790) (also known as 'The Selkirk Grace')

   I've seen sae mony changefu' years,
   On earth I am a stranger grown:
   I wander in the ways of men,
   Alike unknowing and unknown.

   'Lament for James, Earl of Glencairn' (1793)

        Nature's law,
   That man was made to mourn

   'Man was made to Mourn' st. 4 (1786)

   Man's inhumanity to man
   Makes countless thousands mourn!

   'Man was made to Mourn' st. 7 (1786)

   O Death, the poor man's dearest friend,
   The kindest and the best!

   'Man was made to Mourn' st. 11 (1786)

   May coward shame distain his name,
   The wretch that dares not die!

   'McPherson's Farewell' (1788)

   Go fetch to me a pint o' wine,
   An' fill it in a silver tassie.

   'My Bonnie Mary' (1790)

   My heart's in the Highlands, my heart is not here;
   My heart's in the Highlands a-chasing the deer;
   Chasing the wild deer, and following the roe,
   My heart's in the Highlands, wherever I go.

   'My Heart's in the Highlands' (1790)

   Farewell to the Highlands, farewell to the North;
   The birth-place of valour, the country of worth.

   'My Heart's in the Highlands' (1790)

   The minister kiss'd the fiddler's wife,
   An' could na preach for thinkin' o't.

   'My Love She's but a Lassie yet' (1790)

   The wan moon sets behind the white wave,
   And time is setting with me, Oh.

   'Open the door to me, Oh' (1793)

   O, my Luve's like a red, red rose
   That's newly sprung in June;
   O my Luve's like the melodie
   That's sweetly play'd in tune.

   'A Red Red Rose' (1796) (derived from various folk-songs)

   Scots, wha hae wi' Wallace bled,
   Scots, wham Bruce has aften led,
   Welcome to your gory bed,--
   Or to victorie.

   Now's the day, and now's the hour;
   See the front o' battle lour;
   See approach proud Edward's power,
   Chains and slaverie.

   'Robert Bruce's March to Bannockburn' (1799) (also known as 'Scots, Wha

   Liberty's in every blow!
   Let us do--or die!!!

   'Robert Bruce's March to Bannockburn' (1799)

   Good Lord, what is man! for as simple he looks,
   Do but try to develop his hooks and his crooks,
   With his depths and his shallows, his good and his evil,
   All in all he's a problem must puzzle the devil.

   'Sketch' inscribed to Charles James Fox (1800)

   His ancient, trusty, drouthy crony,
   Tam lo'ed him like a vera brither;
   They had been fou for weeks thegither.

   'Tam o' Shanter' (1791) l. 42

   Kings may be blest, but Tam was glorious,
   O'er a' the ills o' life victorious!

   'Tam o' Shanter' (1791) l. 57

   But pleasures are like poppies spread,
   You seize the flow'r, its bloom is shed;
   Or like the snow falls in the river,
   A moment white--then melts for ever.

   'Tam o' Shanter' (1791) l. 59

   Nae man can tether time or tide.

   'Tam o' Shanter' (1791) l. 67

   Inspiring, bold John Barleycorn,
   What dangers thou canst make us scorn!
   Wi' tippenny, we fear nae evil;
   Wi' usquebae, we'll face the devil!

   'Tam o' Shanter' (1791) l. 105

   As Tammie glowr'd, amaz'd, and curious,
   The mirth and fun grew fast and furious.

   'Tam o' Shanter' (1791) l. 143

   Tam tint his reason a' thegither,
   And roars out--'Weel done, Cutty-sark!'

   'Tam o' Shanter' (1791) l. 185

   Ah Tam! ah Tam! thou'll get thy fairin'!
   In hell they'll roast thee like a herrin!

   'Tam o' Shanter' (1791) l. 201

   A man may drink and no be drunk;
   A man may fight and no be slain;
   A man may kiss a bonnie lass,
   And aye be welcome back again.

   'There was a Lass' (1788)

   Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face,
   Great chieftain o' the puddin'-race!
   Aboon them a' ye tak your place,
   Painch, tripe, or thairm:
   Weel are ye wordy o' a grace
   As lang's my arm.

   'To a Haggis' (1787)

   O wad some Pow'r the giftie gie us
   To see oursels as others see us!
   It wad frae mony a blunder free us,
   And foolish notion.

   'To a Louse' (1786)

   Wee, sleekit, cow'rin', tim'rous beastie,
   O what a panic's in thy breastie!
   Thou need na start awa sae hasty,
   Wi' bickering brattle!
   I wad be laith to rin an' chase thee,
   Wi' murd'ring pattle!

   'To a Mouse' (1786)

   I'm truly sorry Man's dominion
   Has broken Nature's social union,
   An' justifies that ill opinion
   Which makes thee startle,
   At me, thy poor, earth-born companion,
   An' fellow-mortal!

   'To a Mouse' (1786)

   The best laid schemes o' mice an' men
   Gang aft a-gley.

   'To a Mouse' (1786)

   Come, Firm Resolve, take thou the van,
   Thou stalk o' carl-hemp in man!
   And let us mind, faint heart ne'er wan
   A lady fair;
   Wha does the utmost that he can,
   Will whyles do mair.

   'To Dr Blacklock' (1800)

   Just now I've taen the fit o' rhyme,
   My barmie noddle's working prime.

   'To J. S[mith]' (1786) st. 4

   Some rhyme a neebor's name to lash;
   Some rhyme (vain thought!) for needfu' cash;
   Some rhyme to court the countra clash,
   An' raise a din;
   For me, an aim I never fash;
   I rhyme for fun.

   'To J. S[mith]' (1786) st. 5

   An' fareweel dear, deluding woman,
   The joy of joys!

   'To J. S[mith]' (1786) st. 14

   Their sighan', cantan', grace-proud faces,
   Their three-mile prayers, and half-mile graces.

   'To the Rev. John M'Math' (published 1808)

   We labour soon, we labour late,
   To feed the titled knave, man;
   And a' the comfort we're to get,
   Is that ayont the grave, man.

   'The Tree of Liberty' (published 1838)

   His lockЉd, lettered, braw brass collar,
   Shew'd him the gentleman and scholar.

   'The Twa Dogs' (1786) l. 13

   An' there began a lang digression
   About the lords o' the creation.

   'The Twa Dogs' (1786) l. 45

   Rejoiced they were na men, but dogs.

   'The Twa Dogs' (1786) l. 236

   All in this mottie, misty clime,
   I backward mus'd on wasted time,
   How I had spent my youthfu' prime
        An' done nae-thing,
   But stringing blethers up to rhyme
        For fools to sing.

   'The Vision' (1785)

   What can a young lassie, what shall a young lassie,
   What can a young lassie do wi' an auld man?

   'What can a Young Lassie do wi' an Auld Man' (1792)

   O whistle, an' I'll come to you, my lad:
   O whistle, an' I'll come to you, my lad:
   Tho' father and mither and a' should gae mad,
   O whistle, and I'll come to you, my lad.

   'Whistle, an' I'll come to you, my Lad' (1788).

   It is the moon, I ken her horn,
   That's blinkin in the lift sae hie;
   She shines sae bright to wyle us hame,
   But by my sooth she'll wait a wee!

   'Willie Brew'd a Peck o' Maut' (1790)

   Don't let the awkward squad fire over me.

   As he was dying, in A. Cunningham 'The Works of Robert Burns; with his
   Life' vol. 1 (1834) p. 344

2.258 William S. Burroughs 1914-

   What we on earth call God is a little tribal God who has made an awful

   'Paris Review' Fall 1965

2.259 Sir Fred Burrows 1887-1973

   Unlike my predecessors I have devoted more of my life to shunting and
   hooting than to hunting and shooting.

   Speech as last Governor of undivided Bengal (1946-7), having been a former
   President of the National Union of Railwaymen.  'Daily Telegraph' 24 April
   1973, obituary notice

2.260 Benjamin Hapgood Burt 1880-1950

   One evening in October, when I was one-third sober,
   An' taking home a 'load' with manly pride;
   My poor feet began to stutter, so I lay down in the gutter,
   And a pig came up an' lay down by my side;
   Then we sang 'It's all fair weather when good fellows get together,'
   Till a lady passing by was heard to say:
   'You can tell a man who "boozes" by the company he chooses'
   And the pig got up and slowly walked away.

   'The Pig Got Up and Slowly Walked Away' (1933 song)

   When you're all dressed up and no place to go.

   Title of song (1913)

2.261 Nat Burton

   There'll be bluebirds over the white cliffs of Dover,
   Tomorrow, just you wait and see.

   'The White Cliffs of Dover' (1941 song)

2.262 Sir Richard Burton 1821-90

   Don't be frightened; I am recalled. Pay, pack, and follow at convenience.

   Note to Isabel Burton, 19 August 1871, on being replaced as British Consul
   to Damascus, in Isabel Burton 'The Life of Captain Sir Richard F. Burton'
   (1893) vol. 1, ch. 21

2.263 Robert Burton ('Democritus Junior') 1577-1640

   All my joys to this are folly,
   Naught so sweet as Melancholy.

   'The Anatomy of Melancholy' (1621-51) 'The Author's Abstract of

   I write of melancholy, by being busy to avoid melancholy.

   'The Anatomy of Melancholy' (1621-51) 'Democritus to the Reader'

   They lard their lean books with the fat of others' works.

   'The Anatomy of Melancholy' (1621-51) 'Democritus to the Reader'

   I had not time to lick it into form, as she [a bear] doth her young ones.

   'The Anatomy of Melancholy' (1621-51) 'Democritus to the Reader'

   Like watermen, that row one way and look another.

   'The Anatomy of Melancholy' (1621-51) 'Democritus to the Reader'.

   Him that makes shoes go barefoot himself.

   'The Anatomy of Melancholy' (1621-51) 'Democritus to the Reader'

   Frascatorius...freely grants all poets to be mad, so doth Scaliger, and
   who doth not.

   'The Anatomy of Melancholy' (1621-51) 'Democritus to the Reader'.

   A loose, plain, rude writer.

   'The Anatomy of Melancholy' (1621-51) 'Democritus to the Reader'

   What, if a dear year come or dearth, or some loss? And were it not that
   they are loath to lay out money on a rope, they would be hanged forthwith,
   and sometimes die to save charges.

   'The Anatomy of Melancholy' (1621-51) pt. 1, sect. 2, member 3,
   subsect. 12

   I may not here omit those two main plagues, and common dotages of human
   kind, wine and women, which have infatuated and besotted myriads of
   people. They go commonly together.

   'The Anatomy of Melancholy' (1621-51) pt. 1, sect. 2, member 3,
   subsect. 13

   Hinc quam sit calamus saevior ense patet.

   From this it is clear how much the pen is worse than the sword.

   'The Anatomy of Melancholy' (1621-51) pt. 1, sect. 2, member 4,
   subsect. 4.

   See one promontory (said Socrates of old), one mountain, one sea, one
   river, and see all.

   'The Anatomy of Melancholy' (1621-51) pt. 1, sect. 2, member 4, subsect. 7

   One was never married, and that's his hell; another is, and that's his

   'The Anatomy of Melancholy' (1621-51) pt. 1, sect. 2, member 4, subsect. 7

   The gods are well pleased when they see great men contending with

   'The Anatomy of Melancholy' (1621-51) pt. 2, sect. 3, member 1, subsect. 1

   Every thing, saith Epictetus, hath two handles, the one to be held by, the
   other not.

   'The Anatomy of Melancholy' (1621-51) pt. 2, sect. 3, member 3, subsect. 1

   Who cannot give good counsel? 'tis cheap, it costs them nothing.

   'The Anatomy of Melancholy' (1621-51) pt. 2, sect. 3, member 3, subsect. 1

   What is a ship but a prison?

   'The Anatomy of Melancholy' (1621-51) pt. 2, sect. 3, member 4,
   subsect. 1.

   All places are distant from Heaven alike.

   'The Anatomy of Melancholy' (1621-51) pt. 2, sect. 3, member 4, subsect. 1

   'Let me not live,' saith Aretine's Antonia, 'if I had not rather hear thy
   discourse than see a play!'

   'The Anatomy of Melancholy' (1621-51) pt. 3, sect. 1, member 1, subsect. 1

   To enlarge or illustrate this power and effect of love is to set a candle
   in the sun.

   'The Anatomy of Melancholy' (1621-51) pt. 3, sect. 2, member 1,
   subsect. 2.

   No cord nor cable can so forcibly draw, or hold so fast, as love can do
   with a twined thread.

   'The Anatomy of Melancholy' (1621-51) pt. 3, sect. 2, member 1, subsect. 2

   To these crocodile's tears they will add sobs, fiery sighs, and sorrowful
   countenance, pale colour, leanness.

   'The Anatomy of Melancholy' (1621-51) pt. 3, sect. 2, member 2, subsect. 4

   Diogenes struck the father when the son swore.

   'The Anatomy of Melancholy' (1621-51) pt. 3, sect. 2, member 2, subsect. 4

   England is a paradise for women, and hell for horses: Italy a paradise for
   horses, hell for women, as the diverb goes.

   'The Anatomy of Melancholy' (1621-51) pt. 3, sect. 3, member 1, subsect. 2

   One religion is as true as another.

   'The Anatomy of Melancholy' (1621-51) pt. 3, sect. 4, member 2, subsect. 1

   Be not solitary, be not idle.

   Final words, in 'The Anatomy of Melancholy' (1621-51) pt. 3, sect. 4,
   member 2, subsect. 6

2.264 Hermann Busenbaum 1600-68

   Cum finis est licitus, etiam media sunt licita.

   The end justifies the means.

   'Medulla Theologiae Moralis' (1650)

2.265 Comte de Bussy-Rabutin 1618-1693

   L'amour vient de l'aveuglement,
   L'amiti‚ de la connaissance.

   Love comes from blindness,
   Friendship from knowledge.

   'Histoire Amoureuse des Gaules: Maximes d'Amour' (1665) pt. 1

   L'absence est … l'amour ce qu'est au feu le vent;
   Il ‚teint le petit, il allume le grand.

   Absence is to love what wind is to fire;
   It extinguishes the small, it enkindles the great.

   'Histoire Amoureuse des Gaules: Maximes d'Amour' (1665) pt. 2.

   Comme vous savez, Dieu est d'ordinaire pour les gros escadrons contre les

   As you know, God is usually on the side of the big squadrons against the

   Letter to the Comte de Limoges, 18 October 1677, in 'Lettres de...Comte de
   Bussy' (1697) vol. 4.

2.266 Joseph Butler 1692-1752

   It has come, I know not how, to be taken for granted, by many persons,
   that Christianity is not so much as a subject of inquiry; but that it is,
   now at length, discovered to be fictitious.

   'The Analogy of Religion' (1736) 'Advertisement'

   But to us, probability is the very guide of life.

   'The Analogy of Religion' (1736) 'Introduction'

   Things and actions are what they are, and the consequences of them will be
   what they will be: why then should we desire to be deceived?

   'Fifteen Sermons preached at the Rolls Chapel' (1726) no. 7

2.267 Nicholas Murray Butler 1862-1947

   No artificial class distinction can long prevail in a society like ours
   [the USA] of which it is truly said to be often but three generations
   'from shirt-sleeves to shirt-sleeves'.

   'True and False Democracy' (1907) ch. 2

   An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less.

   Commencement address at Columbia University

2.268 Samuel Butler 1612-80

   He'd run in debt by disputation,
   And pay with ratiocination.

   'Hudibras' pt. 1 (1663), canto 1, l. 77

   For rhetoric he could not ope
   His mouth, but out there flew a trope.

   'Hudibras' pt. 1 (1663), canto 1, l. 81

   For all a rhetorician's rules
   Teach nothing but to name his tools.

   'Hudibras' pt. 1 (1663), canto 1, l. 89

   A Babylonish dialect
   Which learned pedants much affect.

   'Hudibras' pt. 1 (1663), canto 1, l. 93

   What ever sceptic could inquire for;
   For every why he had a wherefore.

   'Hudibras' pt. 1 (1663), canto 1, l. 131

   He knew what's what, and that's as high
   As metaphysic wit can fly.

   'Hudibras' pt. 1 (1663), canto 1, l. 149

   Such as take lodgings in a head
   That's to be let unfurnished.

   'Hudibras' pt. 1 (1663), canto 1, l. 159

   And still be doing, never done:
   As if Religion were intended
   For nothing else but to be mended.

   'Hudibras' pt. 1 (1663), canto 1, l. 202

   Compound for sins, they are inclined to,
   By damning those they have no mind to.

   'Hudibras' pt. 1 (1663), canto 1, l. 213

   The trenchant blade, Toledo trusty,
   For want of fighting was grown rusty,
   And eat into it self, for lack
   Of some body to hew and hack.

   'Hudibras' pt. 1 (1663), canto 1, l. 357

   For rhyme the rudder is of verses,
   With which like ships they steer their courses.

   'Hudibras' pt. 1 (1663), canto 1, l. 457

   Great actions are not always true sons
   Of great and mighty resolutions.

   'Hudibras' pt. 1 (1663), canto 1, l. 877

   Cleric before, and Lay behind;
   A lawless linsy-woolsy brother,
   Half of one order, half another.

   'Hudibras' pt. 1 (1663), canto 3, l. 1226

   Learning, that cobweb of the brain,
   Profane, erroneous, and vain.

   'Hudibras' pt. 1 (1663), canto 3, l. 1339

   She that with poetry is won,
   Is but a desk to write upon.

   'Hudibras' pt. 2 (1664), canto 1, l. 591

   Love is a boy, by poets styled,
   Then spare the rod, and spoil the child.

   'Hudibras' pt. 2 (1664), canto 1, l. 843

   Oaths are but words, and words but wind.

   'Hudibras' pt. 2 (1664), canto 2, l. 107

   Doubtless the pleasure is as great
   Of being cheated, as to cheat.
   As lookers-on feel most delight,
   That least perceive a juggler's sleight;
   And still the less they understand,
   The more th' admire his sleight of hand.

   'Hudibras' pt. 2 (1664), canto 3, l. 1

   What makes all doctrines plain and clear?
   About two hundred pounds a year.
   And that which was proved true before,
   Prove false again? Two hundred more.

   'Hudibras' pt. 3 (1680), canto 1, l. 1277

   He that complies against his will,
   Is of his own opinion still.

   'Hudibras' pt. 3 (1680), canto 3, l. 547

   For Justice, though she's painted blind,
   Is to the weaker side inclined.

   'Hudibras' pt. 3 (1680), canto 3, l. 709

   For money has a power above
   The stars and fate, to manage love.

   'Hudibras' pt. 3 (1680) 'The Lady's Answer to the Knight' l. 131

   All love at first, like generous wine,
   Ferments and frets, until 'tis fine;
   But when 'tis settled on the lee,
   And from th' impurer matter free,
   Becomes the richer still, the older,
   And proves the pleasanter, the colder.

   'Genuine Remains' (1759) 'Miscellaneous Thoughts'

   The law can take a purse in open court,
   Whilst it condemns a less delinquent for't.

   'Genuine Remains' (1759) 'Miscellaneous Thoughts'

2.269 Samuel Butler 1835-1902

   It has been said that though God cannot alter the past, historians can; it
   is perhaps because they can be useful to Him in this respect that He
   tolerates their existence.

   'Erewhon Revisited' (1901) ch. 14.

   Adversity, if a man is set down to it by degrees, is more supportable with
   equanimity by most people than any great prosperity arrived at in a single

   'The Way of All Flesh' (1903) ch. 5

   All animals, except man, know that the principal business of life is to
   enjoy it.

   'The Way of All Flesh' (1903) ch. 19

   The advantage of doing one's praising for oneself is that one can lay it
   on so thick and exactly in the right places.

   'The Way of All Flesh' (1903) ch. 34

   Young as he was, his instinct told him that the best liar is he who makes
   the smallest amount of lying go the longest way.

   'The Way of All Flesh' (1903) ch. 39

   'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.

   'The Way of All Flesh' (1903) ch. 67.

   It was very good of God to let Carlyle and Mrs Carlyle marry one another
   and so make only two people miserable instead of four, besides being very

   'Letters between Samuel Butler and Miss E. M. A. Savage 1871-1885' (1935)
   21 November 1884

   Life is one long process of getting tired.

   'Notebooks' (1912) ch. 1

   All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every
   organism to live beyond its income.

   'Notebooks' (1912) ch. 1

   The history of art is the history of revivals.

   'Notebooks' (1912) ch. 8

   An apology for the Devil: It must be remembered that we have only heard
   one side of the case. God has written all the books.

   'Notebooks' (1912) ch. 14

   A definition is the enclosing a wilderness of idea within a wall of words.

   'Notebooks' (1912) ch. 14

   To live is like to love--all reason is against it, and all healthy
   instinct for it.

   'Notebooks' (1912) ch. 14

   The public buys its opinions as it buys its meat, or takes in its milk, on
   the principle that it is cheaper to do this than to keep a cow. So it is,
   but the milk is more likely to be watered.

   'Notebooks' (1912) ch. 17

   An honest God's the noblest work of man.

   'Further Extracts from Notebooks' (1934) p. 26.

   The three most important things a man has are, briefly, his private parts,
   his money, and his religious opinions.

   'Further Extracts from Notebooks' (1934) p. 93

   Jesus! with all thy faults I love thee still.

   'Further Extracts from Notebooks' (1934) p. 117

   Conscience is thoroughly well-bred and soon leaves off talking to those
   who do not wish to hear it.

   'Further Extracts from Notebooks' (1934) p. 279

   Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument
   as one goes on.

   Speech at the Somerville Club, 27 February 1895, in R. A. Streatfield
   'Essays on Life, Art and Science' (1904) p. 69

   Dusty, cobweb-covered, maimed, and set at naught,
   Beauty crieth in an attic, and no man regardeth.
   O God! O Montreal!

   'Psalm of Montreal', in 'Spectator' 18 May 1878

   Yet meet we shall, and part, and meet again
   Where dead men meet, on lips of living men.

   'Athenaeum' 4 January 1902

2.270 William Butler 1535-1618

   Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did.

   On the strawberry, in Izaak Walton 'The Compleat Angler' (3rd ed., 1661)
   pt. 1, ch. 5

2.271 Max Bygraves 1922-

   See Eric Sykes and Max Bygraves (7.193) in Volume II

2.272 John Byrom 1692-1763

   I am content, I do not care,
   Wag as it will the world for me.

   'Careless Content'

   Some say, that Signor Bononcini,
   Compared to Handel's a mere ninny;
   Others aver, to him, that Handel
   Is scarcely fit to hold a candle.
   Strange! that such high dispute should be
   'Twixt Tweedledum and Tweedledee.

   'Miscellaneous Poems' (1773) 'On the Feuds between Handel and Bononcini'

   Stones towards the earth descend;
   Rivers to the ocean roll;
   Ev'ry motion has some end;--
   What is thine, beloved soul?

   'The Soul's Tendency towards its True Centre'

   God bless the King, I mean the Faith's Defender;
   God bless--no harm in blessing--the Pretender;
   But who Pretender is, or who is King,
   God bless us all--that's quite another thing.

   'Miscellaneous Poems' (1773) vol. 1 'To an Officer in the Army, Extempore,
   Intended to allay the Violence of Party-Spirit'

2.273 Lord Byron (George Gordon, Sixth Baron Byron) 1788-1824

   Proud Wellington, with eagle beak so curled,
   That nose, the hook where he suspends the world!

   'The Age of Bronze' (1823) st. 13

   For what were all these country patriots born?
   To hunt, and vote, and raise the price of corn?

   'The Age of Bronze' (1823) st. 14

   Year after year they voted cent per cent
   Blood, sweat, and tear-wrung millions--why? for rent!

   'The Age of Bronze' (1823) st. 14

   Did'st ever see a gondola?...
   It glides along the water looking blackly,
   Just like a coffin clapt in a canoe.

   'Beppo' (1818) st. 19

   In short, he was a perfect cavaliero,
   And to his very valet seemed a hero.

   'Beppo' (1818) st. 33.

   Our cloudy climate, and our chilly women.

   'Beppo' (1818) st. 49

   A pretty woman as was ever seen,
   Fresh as the Angel o'er a new inn door.

   'Beppo' (1818) st. 57

   His heart was one of those which most enamour us,
   Wax to receive, and marble to retain.

   'Beppo' (1818) st. 34

   Where the virgins are soft as the roses they twine,
   And all, save the spirit of man, is divine.

   'The Bride of Abydos' (1813) canto 1, st. 1

   Such was Zuleika, such around her shone
   The nameless charms unmark'd by her alone--
   The light of love, the purity of grace,
   The mind, the Music breathing from her face,
   The heart whose softness harmonized the whole,
   And oh! that eye was in itself a Soul!

   'The Bride of Abydos' (1813) canto 1, st. 6

        I have looked out
   In the vast desolate night in search of him;
   And when I saw gigantic shadows in
   The umbrage of the walls of Eden, chequered
   By the far-flashing of the cherubs' swords,
   I watched for what I thought his coming: for
   With fear rose longing in my heart to know
   What 'twas which shook us all--but nothing came.

   'Cain' (1821) act 1, sc. 1, l. 266

   The laughing dames in whom he did delight,
   Whose large blue eyes, and snowy hands,
   Might shake the saintship of an anchorite.

   'Childe Harold's Pilgrimage' (1812-18) canto 1, st. 11

   Adieu, adieu! my native shore
   Fades o'er the waters blue.

   'Childe Harold's Pilgrimage' (1812-18) canto 1, st. 13

   Lo! where the Giant on the mountain stands,
   His blood-red tresses deep'ning in the sun,
   With death-shot glowing in his fiery hands,
   And eye that scorcheth all it glares upon.

   'Childe Harold's Pilgrimage' (1812-18) canto 1, st. 39

   Here all were noble, save Nobility.

   'Childe Harold's Pilgrimage' (1812-18) canto 1, st. 85

   Cold is the heart, fair Greece! that looks on thee,
   Nor feels as lovers o'er the dust they lov'd;
   Dull is the eye that will not weep to see
   Thy walls defaced, thy mouldering shrines removed
   By British hands.

   'Childe Harold's Pilgrimage' (1812-18) canto 2, st. 15

   None are so desolate but something dear,
   Dearer than self, possesses or possessed
   A thought, and claims the homage of a tear.

   'Childe Harold's Pilgrimage' (1812-18) canto 2, st. 24

   Dark Sappho! could not verse immortal save
   That breast imbued with such immortal fire?
   Could she not live who life eternal gave?

   'Childe Harold's Pilgrimage' (1812-18) canto 2, st. 39

   Fair Greece! sad relic of departed worth!
   Immortal, though no more! though fallen, great!

   'Childe Harold's Pilgrimage' (1812-18) canto 2, st. 73

   Hereditary bondsmen! know ye not
   Who would be free themselves must strike the blow?

   'Childe Harold's Pilgrimage' (1812-18) canto 2, st. 76

   What is the worst of woes that wait on age?
   What stamps the wrinkle deeper on the brow?
   To view each loved one blotted from life's page,
   And be alone on earth, as I am now.

   'Childe Harold's Pilgrimage' (1812-18) canto 2, st. 98

   Once more upon the waters! yet once more!
   And the waves bound beneath me as a steed
   That knows his rider.

   'Childe Harold's Pilgrimage' (1812-18) canto 3, st. 2

   The wandering outlaw of his own dark mind.

   'Childe Harold's Pilgrimage' (1812-18) canto 3, st. 3

        Years steal
   Fire from the mind as vigour from the limb;
   And life's enchanted cup but sparkles near the brim.

   'Childe Harold's Pilgrimage' (1812-18) canto 3, st. 8

   Where rose the mountains, there to him were friends;
   Where roll'd the ocean, thereon was his home;
   Where a blue sky, and glowing clime, extends,
   He had the passion and the power to roam.

   'Childe Harold's Pilgrimage' (1812-18) canto 3, st. 13

   The very knowledge that he lived in vain,
   That all was over on this side the tomb,
   Had made Despair a smilingness assume.

   'Childe Harold's Pilgrimage' (1812-18) canto 3, st. 16

   He rushed into the field, and, foremost fighting, fell.

   'Childe Harold's Pilgrimage' (1812-18) canto 3, st. 23

   The earth is covered thick with other clay,
   Which her own clay shall cover, heaped and pent,
   Rider and horse,--friend, foe,--in one red burial blent!

   'Childe Harold's Pilgrimage' (1812-18) canto 3, st. 28

        But life will suit
   Itself to Sorrow's most detested fruit,
   Like to the apples on the Dead Sea's shore,
   All ashes to the taste.

   'Childe Harold's Pilgrimage' (1812-18) canto 3, st. 34

   Quiet to quick bosoms is a hell.