Sidor som bilder


Nursing her wrath to keep it warm.

BURNS Tam o' Shanter. L. 12.


All angel now, and little less than all,
While still a pilgrim in this world of ours.
SCOTT—Lord of the Isles. (Referring to Har-

riet, Duchess of Buccleugh.)
And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!

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
To come to succour us that succour want!
SPENSERFaerie Queene. Bk. II. Canto

VIII. St. 2.



Around our pillows golden ladders rise,
And up and down the skies,
With winged sandals shod,
The angels come, and go, the Messengers of

Nor, though they fade from us, do they depart-
It is the childly heart
We walk as heretofore,
Adown their shining ranks, but see them never-

more. R. H. STODDARDHymn to the Beautiful.

St. 3.

Alas! they had been friends in youth;
But whispering tongues can poison truth,
And constancy lives in realms above;
And life is thorny, and youth is vain;
And to be wrothe with one we love
Doth work like madness in the brain.

COLERIDGE—Christabel. Pt. II.
Beware the fury of a patient man.
DRYDEN—Absalom and Achitophel. Pt. I. L.

(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

Likes not to go off hungry, leaving Love
To feast on milk and honeycomb at will.
GEORGE ELIOT—Spanish Gypsy. Bk. I.

Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath.

Ephesians. IV. 26.
Craignez la colère de la colombe.

Beware the anger of the dove.
French Proverb. See QUITARD's Dict. of Prov-

(See also DRYDEN) Anger is one of the sinews of the soul.

FULLERThe 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;
Into our thoughts, into our prayers,

With gentle helpings glide.

I have no angels left

Now, Sweet, to pray to:
Where you have made your shrine

They are away to.
They have struck Heaven's tent,

And gone to cover you:
Whereso you keep your state

Heaven is pitched over you.
FRANCIS THOMPSON—A Carrier Song. St. 4.

For all we know
Of what the Blessed do above
Is, that they sing, and that they love.


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.

Fænum habet in cornu.

He has hay on his horns.
HORACE—Satires. I. 4. 34.

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-
mark stated to have been made by Queen

Elizabeth to Sir Edward
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.

Ww. BLAKE-Christian Forbearance.

Quamlibet infirmas adjuvat ira manus.

Anger assists hands however weak.
OVIDAmorum. I. 7. 66.

Ut fragilis glacies interit ira mora.

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 POPEEssay 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. RICHTERFlower, 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.

STATIUSThebais. 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. SENECAHippolytus. CCCLXIII.

SWIFTLetter 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 THOMSONThe 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.
Anger's my meat; I sup upon myself,

VERGIL- Æneid. I. 150.
And so shall starve with feeding.
Coriolanus. Act IV. Sc. 2. L. 50.

Tantæne animis coelestibus iræ.

Can heavenly minds such anger entertain? What, drunk with choler?

VERGIL-Æneid. I. 11.
Henry IV. Pt. I. Act I. Sc. 3. L. 129.

Anger is like

A full-hot horse; who being allowed his way, A rod twelve feet long and a ring of wire,
Self-mettle tires him.

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

go, 14

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.

BARKERThe Art of Angling. (Reprint of 1820 Julius Cæsar. Act IV. Sc. 3. L. 109.

of the 1657 edition)

Touch me with noble anger! For angling-rod he took a sturdy oak;
And let not women's weapons, water drops, For line, a cable that in storm ne'er broke;
Stain my man's cheeks.

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, -
And then on rock he stood to bob for whale.

umphans. P. 15. Variations of same in
The Mock Romance, Hero and Leander. Lon-
don, 1653, 1677. CHAMBER's Book of Days.
Vol. 1. P. 173. DANIEL-Rural Sports,
Supplement. P. 57.

(See also KING)
When if or chance or hunger's powerful sway
Directs the roving trout this fatal way,
He greedily sucks in the twining bait,
And tugs and nibbles the fallacious meat.

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.

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Canst thou draw out leviathan with an hook?

Job. XLI. 1.


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Shrimps and the delicate periwinkle

Such are the sea-fruits lasses love:
Ho! to your nets till the blue stars twinkle,

And the shutterless cottages gleam above!
BAYARD TAYLOR The Shrimp - Gatherers.

(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.

THOMSONThe Seasons. Spring. L. 420.


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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.



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Angling may be said to be so like the mathematics that it can never be fully learnt. IZAAK WALTONThe Compleat Angler. Au

thor's Preface. As no man is born an artist, so no man is born an angler. Izaak WALTONThe 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 WALTONThe Compleat Angler. Au

thor's Preface. Angling is somewhat like Poetry, men are to be born so: Izaak WALTONThe Compleat Angler. Pt. I.

Ch. 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,
We've the stones of Snowdon

And the lamps of heaven.
CHARLES KINGSLEY-Letters and Memories,

Aug., 1856. (Edited by MRS. KINGSLEY.) In a bowl to sea went wise men three,

On a brilliant night in June:
They carried a net, and their hearts were set




Doubt not but angling will prove to be so pleasant, that it will prove to be, like virtue, a reward to itself. Izaak WALTONThe Compleat Angler. Pt. I.

Ch. I.

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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.


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An excellent angler, and now with God.
IZAAK WALTONThe Compleat Angler. Pt. I.

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 WALTONThe Compleat Angler. Pt. I.

See FULLER'S-Worthies. Also ROGER WIL-

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 WALTONThe Compleat Angler. Pt. I.


ANT Ants never sleep.

EMERSON-Nature. Ch. IV.




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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.

MARTIALEpigrams. 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:
'Tis full of pleasure, void of strife,
And 'tis beloved by many.

Other joys
Are but toys;
Only this,
Lawful is;
For our skill

Breeds no ill,
But content and pleasure.
IZAAK WALTONThe Compleat Angler. Ch.





And upon all that are lovers of virtue; and dare trust in his providence; and be quiet; and go a-angling Izaak WALTONThe Compleat Angler. Pt. I.

Ch. XXI.

ANTICIPATION Far off his coming shone.

MILTONParadise 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
So free as fishing is, alone;
All other pastimes do not less
Than mind and body, both possess:

My hand alone my work can do;
So I can fish and study too.
IZAAK WALTONThe Compleat Angler. The

Angler's Song.



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:



. 16



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.

guess, 2

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 BUTLERNothing 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
Motto of the Recrie Rétrospective.
Nor rough, nor barren, are the winding ways

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.


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 reBURNSThe Cotter's Saturday Night.

membrancers of our lost innocency.

FULLERThe Holy and Profane States. ApHis locked, lettered, braw brass collar,

parel. Shewed him the gentleman and scholar. BURNSThe 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 BUTLERNothing to Wear.

The Author's Club. (1760)







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