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Pycnanthemum The basil tuft, that waves Its fragrant blossom over graves.

MOORE-Lalla Rookh. Light of the Harem.

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BARBER (See also HAIR) With odorous oil thy head and hair are sleek; And then thou kemb’st the tuzzes on thy cheek: Of these, my barbers take a costly care.

DRYDEN-Fourth Satire of Persius. L. 89.

Of a thousand shavers, two do not shave so much alike as not to be distinguished. SAMUEL JOHNSONBoswell's Life of Johnson.

(1777) But he shaved with a shell when he chose, "Twas the manner of primitive man. ANDREW LANG–Double Ballad of Primitive

Thy boist'rous locks, no worthy match
For valour to assail

, nor by the sword But by the barber's razor best subdued. MILTON—Samson Agonistes. L. 1,167. 5

The first (barbers) that entered Italy came out of Sicily and it was in the 454 yeare after the foundation of Rome. Brought in they were by P. Ticinius Mena as Verra doth report for before that time they never cut their hair. The first that was shaven every day was Scipio Africanus, and after him cometh Augustus the Emperor who evermore used the rasor. PLINY—Natural History. Bk. VII. Ch.LIX. HOLLAND's trans.

Our courteous Antony, Being barber'd ten times o'er, goes to the feast.

Antony and Cleopatra. Act II. Sc. 2. L. 227. Whose beard they have sing'd off with brands

of fire; And ever, as it blaz'd, they threw on him Great pails of puddled mire to quench the hair: My master preaches patience to him and the

while His man with scissors nicks him like a fool. Comedy of Errors. Act V. Sc. 1. L. 171.

And his chin new reap'd, Show'd like a stubble-land at harvest-home.

Henry IV. Pt. I. Act I. Sc. 3. L. 34.

I must to the barber's; * * * for methinks I am marvellous hairy about the face. Midsummer Night's Dream. Act IV. Sc. 1.

L. 23. 10 The barber's man hath been seen with him, and the old ornament of his cheek hath already stuffed tennis-balls. Much Ado About Nothing. Act III. Sc. 2.

L. 45.
A Fellow in a market town,
Most musical, cried Razors up and down.
JOHN WOLCOT Farewell Odes. Ode 3.

BEACH BIRD Thou little bird, thou dweller by the sea, Why takest thou its melancholy voice,

And with that boding cry Along the waves dost thou

fly? Oh! rather, bird, with me

Through this fair land rejoice!
R. H. DANAThe Little Beach Bird.


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In beauty, faults conspicuous grow;
The smallest speck is seen on snow.
Gay-Fable. The Peacock, Turkey and Goose.

L. 1. 5

Schön war ich auch, und das war mein Verderben.

I too was fair, and that was my undoing. GOETHE-Faust. I. 25. 30.


Tell me, shepherds, have you seen

My Flora pass this way? In shape and feature Beauty's queen, In pastoral array: The Wreath-From The Lyre. Vol. III. P.

27. (Ed. 1824 ) First lines also in a song

by DR. SAMUEL HOWARD. A queen, devoid of beauty is not queen; She needs the royalty of beauty's mien.

VICTOR HUGOEviradnus. V.

Rara est adeo concordia forma
Atque pudicitiæ.

Rare is the union of beauty and purity.
JUVENAL—Satires. X. 297.

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The dimple that thy chin contains has beauty in

its round, That never has been fathomed yet by myriad

thoughts profound. HAFIZ-Odes. CXLIII.

A thing of beauty is a joy forever;
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness; but still will keep
A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet

KEATSEndymion. Bk. I. L. 1.


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* for beauty stands In the admiration only of weak minds Led captive. · Cease to admire, and all her

plumes Fall Hat and shrink into a trivial toy, At every sudden slighting quite abash'd.

Molton-Paradise Regained. Bk. II. L. 220. And ladies of the Hesperides, that seemed Fairer than feign'd of old.

MILTONParadise Regained. Bk. II. L. 357.

16 Yet beauty, tho' injurious, hath strange power, After offence returning, to regain Love once possess'd.

MILTON-Samson Agonistes. L. 1003.

17 The maid who modestly conceals Her beauties, while she hides, reveals: Gives but a glimpse, and fancy draws Whate'er the Grecian Venus was. EDWARD MOORE—Spider and the Bee. Fable



Blue were her eyes as the fairy-flax,

Her cheeks like the dawn of day,
And her bosom white as the hawthorn buds,

That ope in the month of May.

LONGFELLOW—Wreck of the Hesperus. St. 2. Oh, could you view the melodie Of ev'ry grace, And musick of her face, You'd drop a teare, Seeing more harmonie In her bright eye, Then now you heare.

LOVELACE–Orpheus to Beasts.

You are beautiful and faded
Like an old opera tune
Played upon a harpsichord.

Where none admire, 'tis useless to excel;
Where none are beaux, 'tis vain to be a belle.
LORD LYTTLETON- Soliloquy of a Beauty in

the Country. L. 11. 5 Beauty, like wit, to judges should be shown; Both most are valued where they best are

known. LORD LYTTLETON-Soliloquy of a Beauty in

the Country. L. 13. Beauty and sadness always go together. Nature thought beauty too rich to go forth Upon the earth without a meet alloy. GEORGE MACDONALD-Within and Without.

Pt. IV. Sc. 3. 7 0, thou art fairer than the evening air Clad in the beauty of a thousand stars.


8 'Tis evanescence that endures; The loveliness that dies the soonest has the long

est life.
The rainbow is a momentary thing,
The afterglows are ashes while we gaze.

Don MARQUISThe Paradox.
Too fair to worship, too divine to love.

HENRY HART MILMAN-Belvidere Apollo.

10 Beauty is Nature's coin, must not be hoarded, But must be current, and the good thereof Consists in mutual and partaken bliss.

MILTONComus. L. 739.



Not more the rose, the queen of flowers,
Outblushes all the bloom of bower,
Than she unrivall’d grace discloses;
The sweetest rose, where all are roses.

MOORE-Odes of Anacreon. Ode LXVI.
To weave a garland for the rose,

And think thus crown'd 'twould lovelier be, Were far less vain than to suppose

That silks and gems add grace to thee.
MOORE—Songs from the Greek Anthology. To

Weave a Garland.
Die when you will, you need not wear
At heaven's Court a form more fair

Than Beauty here on Earth has given:
Keep but the lovely looks we see
The voice we hear, and you will be

An angel ready-made for heaven.
MOORE. Versification of LORD HERBERT of
Cherbury, Life. P. 36.

(See also OLDHAM) An' fair was her sweet bodie,

Yet fairer was her mind
Menie's the queen among the flowers,

The wale o' womankind.






Beauty is nature's brag, and must be shown In courts, at feasts, and high solemnities, Where most may wonder at the workmanship.

MILTON-Comus. L. 745.

Hung over her enamour'd, and beheld
Beauty, which, whether waking or asleep,
Shot forth peculiar graces.

MILTON-Paradise Lost. Bk. V. L. 13.

Altho' your frailer part must yield to Fate,
By every breach in that fair lodging made,
It's blest inhabitant is more displayed.
OLDHAM—To Madam L. E. on her Recovery.

106. And should you visit now the seats of bliss, You need not wear another form but this. OLDHAM—To Madam L. E. on her Recovery. 115.

(See also MOORE, WALLER) Hast thou left thy blue course in heaven, golden-haired son of the sky! The west has opened its gates; the bed of thy repose is there. The waves come, to behold thy beauty. They lift their trembling heads. They see thee lovely



She fair, divinely fair, fit love for gods. MILTON--Paradise Lost. Bk. LX. L. 489.

(See also TENNYSON)

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All things of beauty are not theirs alone

Who hold the fee; but unto him no less Who can enjoy, than unto them who own,

Are sweetest uses given to possess
J. G. SAXEThe Beautiful.


Damals war nichts heilig, als das Schöne.

In days of yore (in ancient Greece) nothing was sacred but the beautiful. SCHILLER—Die Götter Griechenlands. St. 6.


Nimia est miseria nimis pulchrum esse hominem.

It is a great plague to be too handsome a man. PLAUTUS—Miles Gloriosus. I. 1. 68.

7 When the candles are out all women are fair.

PLUTARCH-Conjugal Precepts.

8 'Tis not a lip, or eye, we beauty call, But the joint force and full result of all.

POPE—Essay. On Criticism. Pt. II. L. 45.

9 Beauties in vain their pretty eyes may roll; Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.

POPE-Rape of the Lock. Canto V. L. 33.

Die Wahrheit ist vorhanden für den Weisen.
Die Schönheit für ein fühlend Herz.

Truth exists for the wise, beauty for the feeling heart. SCHILLERDon Carlos. IV. 21. 186.

21 Das ist das Loos des Schönen auf der Erde!

That is the lot of the beautiful on earth.
SCHILLER—Wallenstein's Tod. IV. 12. 26.

And ne'er did Grecian chisel trace
A Nymph, a Naiad, or a Grace,
Of finer form, or lovelier face!

SCOTTLady of the Lake. Canto I. St. 18.

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There was a soft and pensive grace,
A cast of thought upon her face,
That suited well the forehead high,
The eyelash dark, and downcast eye.

Scott Rokeby. Canto IV. St. 5.


For, when with beauty we can virtue join,
We paint the semblance of a form divine.

PRIOR-To the Countess of Oxford.

Nimis in veritate, et similitudinis quam pulchritudinis amantior.

Too exact, and studious of similitude rather than of beauty. QUINTILIANDe Institutione Oratoria. XII.

10. 9.

Spirit of Beauty, whose sweet impulses,
Flung like the rose of dawn across the sea,
Alone can flush the exalted consciousness
With shafts of sensible divinity-
Light of the world, essential loveliness.

ALAN SEEGER-Ode to Natural Beauty. St. 2.

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