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We must consider how very little history
History is the complement of poetry. there is, -I mean real, authentic history.
Sir J. Stephen That certain kings reigned and certain battles were fought, we can depend upon as true ; but History is but a kind of Newgate calendar, a all the coloring, all the philosophy, of history register of the crimes and miseries that man is conjecture. - Dr. Johnson.
has inflicted on his fellow-man.
Washington 1: ving. Truth is liable to be left-handed in history, Dumas, Père. To study history is to study literature.
Willmott. It is when the hour of the conflict is over that history comes to a right understanding of the Our views of any transaction, especially one strife, and is ready to exclaim, “Lo, God is that is remote in time or place, the habits of here, and we knew him not !” — Bancroft.
thought and of feeling of the actors, and all
the circumstances connected with the transacAll history is a lie ! - Sir R. Walpole. tion will necessarily be imperfect, unless we
can in a considerable degree transport ourselves At the bottom there is no perfect history ; out of our own age and country and persons, there is none such conceivable. All past cen- and imagine ourselves the agent or spectators. turies have rotted down, and gone confusedly
Whately. dumb and quiet. — Carlyle.
HOME. History needs distance, perspective. Facts Home is the seminary of all other instituand events which are too well attested cease, in tions. Chapin. some sort, to be malleable. Joubert.
Home makes the man. Samuel Smiles. If men could learn from history, what lessons it might teach us ! But passion and
Every one in his own house and God in all
of them. Cervantes. party blind our eyes ; and the light which experience gives is a lantern on the stern, which We may build more splendid habitations, shines only on the waves behind us ! –
Coleridge. tures, but we cannot buy with gold the ola
associations. — Longfellow. What are most of the histories of the world but lies ? - South.
No little room so warm and bright, wherein
to read, wherein to write. Tennyson. Each generation gathers together the imperishable children of the past, and increases Home is the grandest of all institutions. them by new sons of light, alike radiant with
Spurgeon. immortality. – Bancroft.
The air of paradise did fan the house, and The great events of Greek and Roman fable angels officed all. -- Shakspeare. and history, which early education and the
It is a woman, and only a woman, usual course of reading have made familiar and interesting to all Europe, without being
woman all by herself, if she likes, and without
any man to help her, — who can turn a house degraded by the vulgarisms of ordinary life.
Sir Joshua Řeynolds.
into a home. — Frances Power Cobbe.
I value this delicious home-feeling as one of History, in whatever way it may be exe- the choicest gifts a parent can bestow. cuted, is a great source of pleasure.
Washington Irving. Pliny the Younger.
When home is ruled according to God's Word, To some history is only a grammar study; angels might be asked to stay a night with ns, to others the very anatomy of philosophy, by and they would not find themselves out of their which thu most secret and abstruse parts of our element. — Spurgeon. human nature are penetrated into.--Montaigne.
'Tis sweet to know there is an eye will What is history but a fable agreed upon ? mark our coming, and look brighter when we
Napoleon I. I como, — Byron.
Home, in one form and another, is the great Thou art my prison, and my home's above. object of life. – J. G. Holland.
Quarles. Our home is still home, be it ever so homely. In family government let this be always re
Charles Dibdin. membered, that no reproof or denunciation is
so potent as the silent influence of a good The paternal hearth, the rallying-place of the example. — Hosea Ballou. affections. - Washington Irving.
HOMER. To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition, the end to which every enter Milton is the most sublime, and Homer the prise and labor tends, and of which every desire most picturesque. - Robert Hall. prompts the prosecution. – Dr. Johnson. If ever household affections and love are
Like Shakspeare, for all time. — Emerson. graceful things, they are graceful in the poor. Homer never entertained either guests or
Dickens. hosts with long speeches till the mouths of Are you not surprised to find how inde- hunger were stopped. — Sir P. Sidney. pendent of money peace of conscience is, and
The Odyssey is patience and wisdom. how much happiness can be condensed in the
William Broome. humblest home? - James Hamilton.
I have followed all the ancient poets histori. It is for homely features to keep home; they cal; first, Homer, who in the person of Agahad their name there. — Milton,
memnon ensampled a good governor and a vir
tuous man. - Spenser. Stint yourself, as you think good, in other things; but don't scruple freedom in brighten. The Iliad is great, yet not so great, in ing home. Gay furniture and a brilliant garden strength or power or beauty, as the Greek are a sight day by day, and make life blither.- language. Trench.
Homer has excelled all the heroic poets that The first sure symptom of a mind in health ever wrote in the multitude and variety of his is rest of heart, and pleasure felt at home. characters. Every god that is admitted into
Young. his poem acts a part which would have been
suitable to no other deity. – Addison. To most men their early home is no more than a memory of their early years, and I'm Homer excels all the inventors of other arts not sure but they have the best of it. The in this: that he has swallowed up the honor of image is never marred. There's no disappoint- those who succeeded him. — Pope. ment in memory, and one's exaggerations are always on the good side. -George Eliot.
Homer shall last, like Alexander, long ; as The highest panegyric that private virtue much recorded, and as often sung. — Granville. can receive, is the praise of servants.
Dr. Johnson. The action of Homer, being more full of
vigor than that of Virgil, is more pleasing to Our natural and happiest life is when we the reader : one warms you by degrees; the lose ourselves in the exquisite absorption of other sets you on fire all at once, and never inhome, the delicious retirement of dependent termits his heat. — Dryden. love. — Miss Mulock. Home is the chief school of human virtues.
An honest man is always a child. - Martial. A house is no home unless it contains food If he does really think that there is no disa and fire for the mind as well as for the body. tinction between virtue and vice, why, sir, For human beings are not so constituted that when he leaves our houses let us count our they can live without expansion. If they do spoons. — Dr. Johnson. not get it in one way, they must in another, or perish. – Margaret Fuller Ossoli.
Honesty is praised, and freezes. — Juvenal.
Be true, and thou shalt fetter time with ever No man is bound to be rich or great, no, lasting chain. Schiller.
nor to be wise ; but every man is bound to be
honest. Sir Benjamin Rudyard. Honest minds are pleased with honest things. Beaumont and Fletcher. Persons lightly dipped, not grained, in gen
erous honesty, are but pale in goodness. – There is no time so miserable but a man may
Sir T. Browne. be true. — Shakspeare.
The badge of honesty is simplicity.-Novalis. When men cease to be faithful to their God, What other oath than honesty to honesty he who expects to find them so to each other engaged, that this shall be, or we will fall for will be much disappointed. - Bishop Horne. it ? - Shakspeare. Honesty needs no disguise or ornament.
True honor is to honesty what the court of Otway.
chancery is to common law. Shenstone. Nothing really succeeds which is not based
Integrity gains strength by use. - - Tillotson. on reality; sham, in a large sense, is never
Wisdom without honesty is mere craft and successful.' In the life of the individual, as in cozenage ; and therefore the reputation of honthe more comprehensive life of the State, pre-esty must first be gotten, which cannot be but tension is nothing and power is everything.
by living well. — Ben Jonson.
Honesty is good sense, politeness, amiableGenuine simplicity of heart is a healing
ness, — all in one. Richardson. and cementing principle. — Burke. Money dishonestly acquired is never worth
Honesty starves on universal praise.
Juvenal. its cost, while a good conscience never costs as much as it is worth. — J. Petit-Senn.
After all, the most natural beauty in the An honest man he is, and hates the slime beauty is truth.
world is honesty and moral truth; for all
Shaftesbury. that sticks on filthy deeds. Shakspeare.
HONOR. The maxim that “honesty is the best policy" is one which, perhaps, no one is ever habitually
If I lose mine honor, I lose myself. — guided by in practice. An honest man is always
Shakspeare. before it, and a knave is generally behind it.
Honor and fortune exist for him who always Whately.
recognizes the neighborhood of the great, always Friends, if we be honest with ourselves, we feels himself in the presence of high causes. — shall be honest with each other.
Emerson, George Macdonald.
Better to die ten thousand deaths than
Addison. The most plain, short, and lawful way to any
wound my honor. good end is more eligible than one directly
Honors are bequeathed, but not the good or contrary in some or all of these qualities. evil deeds, or the talents by which they were
Swift. obtained. — Marryat. An honest man 's the noblest work of God.
Glory is sweet when our heart says to us that Pope. the wreath of honor ought to grace our brow.
Krummacher. With respect to morals, honesty is like to gain little by philosophy, or deep speculation Honor is the moral conscience of the great. of any kind. In the main it is better to stick
Sir W. Davenant. to common sense, and go no farther. Men's first thoughts in this matter are generally bet The noble Brutus worshipped honor, and ter than their second, their natural notions in his zeal, mistook her for virtue. In the day better than those refined by study, or consulta- of trial, he found her a shadow and a name. tion with casuists. — Shaftesbury.
When about to commit a base deed, respect As the sun breaks through the darkest clouds, thyself, though there be no witness.-Ausonius. so honor peereth in the meanest habit.
Shakspeare. The due of honor in no point omit. —
Shakespeare. Honor hath three things in it, — the vantage
ground to do good, the approach to kings and Woman's honor, as nice as ermine, will not principal persons, and the raising of a man's bear a soil. — Dryden.
own fortunes. – Bacon. The honor of woman is badly guarded when True dignity is never gained by place, and it is guarded by keys and spies. No woman is never lost when honors are withdrawn. honest who does not wish to be.
Massinger. Adrian Dupuy.
What can be more honorable than to have Honor is an old-world thing ; but it smells courage enough to execute the commands of sweet to those in whose hand it is strong. reason and conscience, — to maintain the dig.
Ouida. nity of our nature, and the station assigned
us! — Jeremy Collier. Honor and profit do not always lie in the same sack. - George Herbert.
HOPE. Keep unscathed the good name; keep out of Hope says to us constantly, “Go on, go on," peril the honor without which even your bat- and leads us thus to the grave. tered old soldier who is hobbling into his grave
Mme. de Maintenon. on half-pay and a wooden leg would not change with Achilles. — Bulwer-Lytton.
The mighty hopes that make us men.
Longfelloro. What stronger breastplate than a heart untainted ? — Shakspeare.
A wise Providence consoles our present afflic.
tions by joys borrowed from the future. Honor, thou strong idol of man's mind.
Hosea Ballou. Sir P. Sidney.
It is necessary to hope, though hope should When vice prevails, and impious men bear be always deluded; for hope itself is happiness, sway, the post of honor is a private station. and its frustrations, however frequent, are yet
Addison. less dreadful than its extinction.Dr. Johnson. To contemn all the wealth and power in the The iris pencil of Hope. - Beaconsfield. world, where they stand in competition with a man's honor, is rather good sense than greatness The great world's altar-stairs, that slope of mind. - Steele.
through darkness up to God. — Tennyson. If it be a sin to covet honor, I am the most Hope is brightest when it dawns from fears. offending soul alive. - Shakspeare.
Sir Walter Scott. Honor is unstable, and seldom the same ; for The good man's hope is laid far, far beyond she feeds upon opinion, and is as fickle as her the sway of tempests, or the furious sweep of food. She builds a lofty structure on the sandy mortal desolation. - H. Kirke White. foundation of the esteem of those who are, of all beings, the most subject to change.-Colton. Sire of repentance, child of fond desire !
Cowley. Honor 's a lease for life to come.
Samuel Butler. True hope is based on the energy of character.
A strong mind always hopes, and has always No man of honor, as the word is usually cause to hope, because it knows the mutability understood, did ever pretend that his honor of human affairs, and how slight a circumstance obliged him to be chaste temperate, to pay may change the whole course of events. Such his creditors, to be useful to his country, to do a spirit too rests upon itself; it is not confined good to mankind, to endeavor to be wise or to partial views or to one particular object. learned, to regard his word, his promise, or his And if at last all should be fost, it has saved oath. — Swift.
itself. - Von Knebel.
Auspicious Hope ! in thy sweet garden grow Hope is a delusion; no hand can grasp a wreaths for each toil, a charm for every woe.
wave or a shadow. – Victor Hugo.
The mighty hopes that make us men. “I have a fine lot of hopes here in my.bas
Tennyson. ket,” remarked the New Year ; "they are a sweet-smelling flower, a species of roses.". Hope thinks nothing difficult ; despair tells Hawthorne. us that difficulty is insurmountable.
Dr. Watts. It never yet did hurt to lay down likelihoods and forms of hope. Shakspeare.
Thou sick man's health ! — Cowley. Hope is the virgin of the ideal world, who Disappointment seldom cures us of expecta. opens heaven to us in the midst of every tion. - Dr. Johnson. tempest. — Arsène Houssaye.
Hope beginneth here with a trembling expecHope will make thee young; for Hope and tation of things far removed, and as yet but Youth are children of one mother. Shelley. only heard of. Hooker. Hope is a good breakfast, but an idle supper. A woman's hopes are woven of sunbeams;
Bacon. a shadow annihilates them. — George Eliot. The setting of a great hope is like the setting
Hope springs exulting on triumphant wing. of the sun. - Longfellow.
Burns. That star on life's tremulous ocean. - Moore. Why should not hope as much erect our The hope of all earnest souls must be thoughts as fear deject them ?.
Sir J. Denham. realized. - Whittier. Hope is a light diet, but very stimulating: -- having one lively spark of hope in my heart,
My spirits are not yet forfeited to despair, Balzac.
because God is even where he was before. Hope never spreads her golden wings but on
Thomas Fuller. unfathomable seas. Emerson,
If love live on hope, it dies with it; it is a I have a knack of hoping, which is as good fire which goes out for want of fuel. as an estate in reversion, if one can keep from
Corneille. the temptation of turning it into certainty,
Hope is the most beneficial of all the affecwhich may spoil all. — George Eliot.
tions, and doth much to the prolongation of Hope awakens courage. He who can implant life, if it be not too often frustrated, but entercourage in the human soul is the best physician. taineth the fancy with an expectation of good. Von Knebel.
Bacon. Delusive hope still points to distant good. - Hope, folding her wings, looked backward,
Euripides. and became regret. - George Eliot. Hope is an amusement rather than a good,
Hope is a woman's waking dream. and adapted to none but very tranquil minds.
Mme. de Girardin. Dr. Johnson. Hope is the poor man's bread. Thales.
Hope and fear alternate chase our course through life's uncertain race.
Sir Walter Scott. The evening beam that smiles the clouds away, and tints to-morrow with prophetic ray. — Byron.
Hope is indeed very fallacious, and prom.
ises what it seldom gives ; but its promises are If we hope for things of which we have not more valuable than the gifts of fortune, and it thoroughly considered the value, our disap- seldom frustrates us without assuring us of pointment will be greater than our pleasure in recompensing the delay by a greater bounty. the fruition of them. – Addison.