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Nursing her wrath to keep it warm.
BURNS Tam o' Shanter. L. 12.
All angel now, and little less than all,
riet, Duchess of Buccleugh.)
Hamlet. Act V. Sc. 2. L. 371.
Angels are bright still, though the brightest fell.
Macbeth. Act IV. Sc. 3. L. 22.
How oft do they their silver bowers leave
VIII. St. 2.
Around our pillows golden ladders rise,
more. R. H. STODDARDHymn to the Beautiful.
Alas! they had been friends in youth;
COLERIDGE—Christabel. Pt. II.
(See also FRENCH PROVERB, SYRUS) A man deep-wounded may feel too much pain To feel much anger. GEORGE ELIOT-Spanish Gypsy. Bk. I.
Anger seeks its prey, Something to tear with sharp-edged tooth and
Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath.
Ephesians. IV. 26.
Beware the anger of the dove.
(See also DRYDEN) Anger is one of the sinews of the soul.
FULLER—The Holy and Profane States. Anger. Anger, which, far sweeter than trickling drops of honey, rises in the bosom of a man like smoke.
HOMER-Iliad. XVIII. 108.
Sweet souls around us watch us still,
Press nearer to our side;
With gentle helpings glide.
Now, Sweet, to pray to:
They are away to.
And gone to cover you:
Heaven is pitched over you.
For all we know
WALLER. (Quoted by WORDSWORTH.)
9 What know we of the Blest above But that they sing, and that they love? WORDSWORTH-Scene on the Lake of Brienz.
Quoted from WALLER.)
Ira furor brevis est: animum rege: qui nisi paret imperat.
Anger is momentary madness, so control your passion or it will control you. HORACE-Epistles. I. 2. 62.
He has hay on his horns.
Trahit ipse furoris Impetus, et visum est lenti quæsisse nocentem.
They are borne along by the violence of their rage, and think it is a waste of time to ask who are guilty. LUCAN-Pharsalia. II. 109.
Nemo me impune lacessit.
No man provokes me with impunity. Motto of the Order of the Thistle.
Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor. Certain Apophthegms of LORD BACON. First
published in the Remains. No. IV. (Re-
Elizabeth to Sir Edward
Ww. BLAKE-Christian Forbearance.
Quamlibet infirmas adjuvat ira manus.
Anger assists hands however weak.
Like fragile ice anger passes away in time. OvId Ars Amatoria. I. 374.
Fear not the anger of the wise to raise;
The brain may devise laws for the blood; but Those best can bear reproof who merit praise. a hot temper leaps o'er a cold decree: such a POPE—Essay on Criticism. L. 582.
hare is madness the youth, to skip o'er the
meshes of good counsel, the cripple. He that is slow to anger is better than the Merchant of Venice. Act. I. Sc. 2. L. 19. mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.
It engenders choler, planteth anger; Proverbs. XVI. 32.
And better 'twere that both of us did fast,
Since, of ourselves, ourselves are choleric, Anger wishes that all mankind had only one Than feed it with such over-roasted flesh. neck;
love, that it had only one heart; grief, two Taming of the Shrew. Act IV. Sc. 1. L. 175. tear-glands; and pride, two bent knees. RICHTER—Flower, Fruit and Thorn Pieces. Come not within the measure of my wrath. Ch. VI.
Two Gentlemen of Verona. Act V. Sc. 4. L.
127. Dem tauben Grimm, der keinen Führer hört.
19 Ne frena animo permitte calenti; Deaf rage that hears no leader.
Da spatium, tenuemque moram; male cuncta SCHILLER—Wallenstein's Tod. III. 20. 16. ministrat
Impetus. No pale gradations quench his ray,
Give not reins to your inflamed passions; No twilight dews his wrath allay.
take time and a little delay; impetuosity manSCOTT— Rokeby. Canto VI. St. 21.
ages all things badly.
STATIUS—Thebais. X. 703. Quamvis tegatur proditur vultu furor.
Anger, though concealed, is betrayed by the Not die here in a rage, like a poisoned rat in countenance.
a hole. SENECA—Hippolytus. CCCLXIII.
SWIFT–Letter to Bolingbroke, March 21, 1729. Never anger made good guard for itself.
Furor fit læsa sæpius patientia. Antony and Cleopatra. Act IV. Sc. 1. L. 9. Patience provoked often turns to fury. 8
SYRUS-Maxims. 178. If I had a thunderbolt in mine eye,
(See also DRYDEN) I can tell who should down. As You Like It. Act I. Sc. 2. L. 226.
Senseless, and deformed,
Convulsive Anger storms at large; or pale, Being once chaf'd, he cannot And silent, settles into fell revenge. Be rein'd again to temperance; then he speaks THOMSON—The Seasons. Spring. L. 28. What's in his heart.
23 Coriolanus. Act III. Sc. 3. L. 27.
Furor arma ministrat. 10
Their rage supplies them with weapons.
VERGIL- Æneid. I. 150.
Tantæne animis coelestibus iræ.
Can heavenly minds such anger entertain? What, drunk with choler?
VERGIL-Æneid. I. 11.
ANGLING (See also FISH)
A winder and barrel, will help thy desire Henry VIII, Act I. Sc. 1. L. 132.
In killing a Pike; but the forked stick,
With a slit and a bladder,—and that other fine What sudden anger's this? How have I reap'd trick, it?
Which our artists call snap, with a goose or a He parted frowning from me, as if ruin
duck, Leap'd from his eyes: So looks the chafed lion Will kill two for one, if you have any luck; Upon the daring huntsman that has gall’d him; The gentry of Shropshire do merrily smile, Then makes him nothing.
To see a goose and a belt the fish to beguile; Henry VIII. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 204. When a Pike suns himselfe and a-frogging doth
You are yoked with a lamb, The two-inched hook is better, I know, That carries anger as the flint bears fire; Than the ord’nary snaring: but still I must cry, Who, much enforced, shows a hasty spark. When the Pike is at home, minde the cookery. And straight is cold again.
BARKER—The Art of Angling. (Reprint of 1820 Julius Cæsar. Act IV. Sc. 3. L. 109.
of the 1657 edition)
His hook was such as heads the end of pole King Lear. Act II. Sc. 4. L. 279.
To pluck down house ere fire consumes it whole;
On fishing up the moon.
Gotham. Paper Money Lyrics. St. 1.
This book was bated with a dragon's tail, -
umphans. P. 15. Variations of same in
(See also KING)
GAY-Rural Sports. Canto I. L. 150.
2 To fish in troubled waters.
MATTHEW HENRY—Commentaries. Psalm LX.
3 You must lose a fly to catch a trout.
HERBERT Jacula Prudentum.
Canst thou draw out leviathan with an hook?
Job. XLI. 1.
Shrimps and the delicate periwinkle
Such are the sea-fruits lasses love:
And the shutterless cottages gleam above!
(Parody of Jean Ingelow.)
Fly fishing is a very pleasant amusement; but angling or float fishing, I can only compare to a stick and a string, with a worm at one end and a fool at the other. Attributed to JOHNSON by HAWKER
On Worm Fishing. (Not found in his works.) See Notes and Queries, Dec. 11, 1915.
But should you lure From his dark haunt, beneath the tangled roots Of pendent trees, the Monarch of the brook, Behoves you then to ply your finest art.
THOMSON—The Seasons. Spring. L. 420.
Two honest and good-natured anglers have never met each other
by the way without crying out, "What luck?"
HENRY VAN DYKE—Fisher's Luck.
'Tis an affair of luck.
HENRY VAN DYKE–Fisher's Luck.
Angling may be said to be so like the mathematics that it can never be fully learnt. IZAAK WALTON—The Compleat Angler. Au
thor's Preface. As no man is born an artist, so no man is born an angler. Izaak WALTON—The Compleat Angler. Au
thor's Preface. I shall stay him no longer than to wish
that if he be an honest angler, the east wind may never blow when he goes a fishing. IZAAK WALTON—The Compleat Angler. Au
thor's Preface. Angling is somewhat like Poetry, men are to be born so: Izaak WALTON—The Compleat Angler. Pt. I.
Down and back at day dawn,
Tramp from lake to lake, Washing brain and heart clean
Every step we take. Leave to Robert Browning
Beggars, fleas, and vines; Leave to mournful Ruskin
Popish Apennines, Dirty stones of Venice,
And his gas lamps seven,
And the lamps of heaven.
Aug., 1856. (Edited by MRS. KINGSLEY.) In a bowl to sea went wise men three,
On a brilliant night in June:
Doubt not but angling will prove to be so pleasant, that it will prove to be, like virtue, a reward to itself. Izaak WALTON—The Compleat Angler. Pt. I.
ANIMALS Cet animal est tres méchant; Quand on l'attaque il se défend.
This animal is very malicious; when attacked it defends itself. From a song, La Ménagerie.
The cattle upon a thousand hills.
Psalms. L. 10.
An excellent angler, and now with God.
Ch. IV. We may say of angling as Dr. Boteler said of strawberries: “Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did”; and so, (if I might be judge,) God never did make a more calm, quiet, innocent recreation than angling. IZAAK WALTON—The Compleat Angler. Pt. I.
Ch. V. (BOTELER was DR. WM. BUTLER.
5-Key into the Language of America. P. 98.) Thus use your frog: put your hook, I mean the arming wire, through his mouth, and out at his gills, and then with a fine needle and silk sow the upper part of his leg with only one stitch to the arming wire of your hook, or tie the frog's leg above the upper joint to the armed wire; and in so doing use him as though you loved him. IZAAK WALTON—The Compleat Angler. Pt. I.
ANT Ants never sleep.
EMERSON-Nature. Ch. IV.
Parvula (nam exemplo est) magni formica laboris Ore trahit, quodcunque potest, atque addit acervo Quem struit; haud ignara ac non incauta futuri.
For example, the tiny ant, a creature of great industry, drags with its mouth whatever it can, and adds it to the heap which she is piling up, not unaware nor careless of the future. HORACE-Satires. Bk. I. I. 33.
While an ant was wandering under the shade of the tree of Phæton, a drop of amber enveloped the tiny insect; thus she, who in life was disregarded, became precious by death.
MARTIAL—Epigrams. Bk. VI. Ep. 15. (See also same idea under BEE, FLY, SPIDER)
Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise.
Proverbs. VI. 6.
O! the gallant fisher's life,
It is the best of any:
Breeds no ill,
And upon all that are lovers of virtue; and dare trust in his providence; and be quiet; and go a-angling Izaak WALTON—The Compleat Angler. Pt. I.
ANTICIPATION Far off his coming shone.
MILTON—Paradise Lost. Bk. VI. L. 768. 18
I would not anticipate the relish of any happiness, nor feel the weight of any misery, before it actually arrives. Spectator-No. 7.
(See also AGE) ANTIQUITY (See also AGE) There were giants in the earth in those days.
Genesis. VI. 4.
Of recreation there is none
My hand alone my work can do;
Antiquity, what is it else (God only excepted) but man's authority born some ages before us? Now for the truth of things time makes no alteration; things are still the same they are, let the time be past, present, or to come.
Those things which we reverence for antiquity what were they at their first birth? Were they false?-time cannot make them true. Were they true?-time cannot make them more true.
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:
The circumstances therefore of time in respect of truth and error is merely impertinent.
But I do mean to say, I have heard her declare, JOHN HALES (“The Ever Memorable")-Of When at the same moment she had on a dress Inquiry and Private Judgment in Religion. Which cost five hundred dollars, and not a cent
less, The ancient and honorable.
And jewelry worth ten times more, I should Isaiah. IX. 15.
That she had not a thing in the wide world to With sharpen'd sight pale Antiquaries pore,
wear! Th' inscription value, but the rust adore.
WM. ALLEN BUTLER—Nothing to Wear. This the blue varnish, that the green endears; The sacred rust of twice ten hundred years. Dresses for breakfasts, and dinners, and balls.
POPE-Epistle to Mr. Addison. L. 35. Dresses to sit in, and stand in, and walk in; 3
Dresses to dance in, and flirt in, and talk in, My copper-lamps, at any rate,
Dresses in which to do nothing at all; For being true antique, I bought;
Dresses for Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall; Yet wisely melted down my plate,
All of them different in color and shape. On modern models to be wrought;
Silk, muslin, and lace, velvet, satin, and crape, And trifles I alike pursue,
Brocade and broadcloth, and other material, Because they're old, because they're new. Quite as expensive and much more ethereal. PRIOR-Alma. Canto III.
WM. ALLEN BUTLER—Nothing to Wear. Rernove not the ancient landmark.
Miss Flora McFlimsey of Madison Square, Proverbs. XXII. 28; XXIII. 10.
Has made three separate journeys to Paris,
And her father assures me each time she was There is nothing new except that which has
there become antiquated.
That she and her friend Mrs. Harris
Spent six consecutive weeks, without stopping Of hoar Antiquity, but strewn with flowers.
In one continuous round of shopping, THOMAS WARTON-Written in a blank Leaf of And yet, though scarce three months have passDugdale's Monasticon.
ed since the day
This merchandise went on twelve carts, up APPAREL (See also FASHION)
This same Miss McFlimsey of Madison Square Che quant' era più ornata, era più brutta.
The last time we met was in utter despair Who seems most hideous when adorned the
Because she had nothing whatever to wear. most. ARIOSTO-Orlando Furioso. XX. 116.
WM. ALLEN BUTLER- Nothing to Wear. (See also FLETCHER, MILTON, THOMSON.)
Around his form his loose long robe was thrown, Thy clothes are all the soul thou hast.
And wrapt a breast bestowed on heaven alone. BEAUMONT AND FLETCHER-Honest Man's
BYRON-Corsair. Canto II. St. 3. Fortune. Act V. Sc. 3. L. 170.
Dress drains our cellar dry, To a woman, the consciousness of being well
And keeps our larder lean; puts out our fires dressed gives a sense of tranquillity which reli
And introduces hunger, frost, and woe, gion fails to bestow.
Where peace and hospitality might reign. MRS. HELEN BELL.
COWPER—The Task. Bk. II. L. 614. 10
To treat a poor wretch with a bottle of Bur- Beauty when most unclothed is clothed best. gundy, and fill his snuff-box, is like giving a pair PAINEAS FLETCHER—Sicelides. Act II. Sc. 4. of laced ruffles to a man that has never a shirt
(See also ARIOSTO) on his back. Tom BROWN—Laconics.
He that is proud of the rustling of his silks, 11
like a madman, laughs at the ratling of his fetGars auld claes look amaist as weel's the new. ters. For indeed, Clothes ought to be our reBURNS—The Cotter's Saturday Night.
membrancers of our lost innocency.
FULLER—The Holy and Profane States. ApHis locked, lettered, braw brass collar,
parel. Shewed him the gentleman and scholar. BURNS—The Twa Dogs.
They stript Joseph out of his coat, his coat of 13
many colours. And said to myself, as I lit my cigar,
Genesis. XXXVII. 23. "Supposing a man had the wealth of the Czar Of the Russias to boot, for the rest of his days, A night-cap deck'd his brows instead of bay, On the whole do you think he would have much A cap by night,-a stocking all the day. to spare
GOLDSMITH-Description of an Author's BedIf he married a woman with nothing to wear?" chamber. In Citizen of the World, Letter 30. WM. ALLEN BUTLER—Nothing to Wear.
The Author's Club. (1760)