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Whenee we see spiders, flies, or ants entombed and preserved for ever in amher, a more than royal tomh.1
BUtoria Vitae et Morti8; Sylta Sylvarum, Cent. I. Exper. 100.
When you wander, as you often delight to do, you wander indeed, and give never such satisfaetion as the curious time requires. This is not caused by any natural defect, but first for want of election, when you, having a large and fruitful mind, should not so much lahour what to speak, as to find what to leave unspoken. Rich soils are often to be weeded.
Letter of Expostulation to Coke.
My Lord St. Alhans said that nature did never put her precious jewels into a garret four stories high, and therefore that exceeding tall men had ever very empty
heads.2 Apothegm No. 17.
"Antiqnitas saeeuli joventus mundi." These times are the ancient times, when the world is ancient, and not those which we account ancient ordine retrogrado, by a computation backward from ourselves'
Advancement of Learning. Book i. (1605.)
1 The hee enclosed and through the amher shown,
Martial, Book iv. 31. Hay's Translation.
Herrick, On a Fly buried in Amhtr.
Pope, Epistle to Dr. Arhuthnot, Line 169. 3 Often the eoekloft is empty, in those whom Nature hath built many stories high.— Fuller, Andronieue, Sect. vi. Par. 18. 1.
• As in the little, so in the great world, reason will tell you that old age or antiquity is to be accounted by the farther distance from the beginning and the nearer approach to the end. The times For the glory of the Creator and the relief of man's SIR HENRY WOTTON. 1568-1639.
estate. Advancement of Learning. Book i.
The sun, whieh passeth through pollutions and itself remains as pure as hefore.1 Book ii.
It [Poesy] was ever thought to have some partieipation of divineness, because it doth raise and ereet the mind, by submitting the shews of things to the desires of the mind. Ibid.
sacred and inspired divinity, the sahaoth and port of all men's lahours and peregrinations. lhid.
wherein we now live being in propriety of speech the most ancient since the world's creation. — George Hakewill, An Apologie or Declaration of the Power and Providence of God in the Government of the World. London, 1627.
For as old age is that period of life most remote from infancy, who does not see that old age in this universal man ought not to be sought in the times nearest his birth, but in those most remote from it? — Pascal, Preface to the Treatise on Vacuum.
It is worthy of remark that a thought which is often quoted from Francis Bacon occurs in [Giordano] Bruno's Cena di Cenere, published in 1584; I mean the notion that the later times are more aged than the earlier. — WheweU, Philos. of the Inductive Sciences, Vol. ii. p. 108. London, 1847.
We are ancients of the earth,
And in the morning of the times.
Tennyson, The Day Dream. (L'Envoi.)
1 The sun, thongh it passes through dirty places, yet remains as pure as before. — Adv. of Learning, ed. Dewey.
The sun, too, shines into cesspools and is not polluted. — Diogenes Laertius, Lih. vi. § 63.
Spiritalis enim virtus saeramenti ita est nt lux: etsi per immundos transeat, non inquinatur. — St. Augustine, Works, Vol. iii., 1n Johnanis Evany. Cap. 1. Tr. v. § 15.
The sun shineth upon the dunghill, and is not corrupted. —Lyly's Euphuet. The Anatomy of Wit. Arher's reprint, p. 43.
The sun reflecting upon the mud of strands and shores is unpolluted in his heam. — Taylor, Holy Living, Ch. i. 3.
Truth is as impossihle to be soiled by any outward touch as the sunbeam. — Milton, The Doctrine and Discipline of Divorce.
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Cleanness of body was ever esteemed to proceed from
a due reverence to God! Adrrmcement of Learning. Book ii.
States as great engines move slowly. Ibid.
The world ’s a bubble, and the life of man
For my name and memory, I leave it to men’s charitable speeches, to foreign nations, and to the next ages. Will.
The loss of wealth is loss of dirt,
Let the world slide, let the world go:
Treason doth never prosper, what ’s the reason?
Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.” Epigrnnzs. Book iv. Ep. 5. 1 See Wesley. Page 309. 2 Whose life is a bubble, and in length a span. Browne, Pastoral ii. Our life is but a span. - Nero England Primer. 3 Prosperum ac felix scelus Yirtus vocatur. -Seneca, Ilerc. Furens, ii. 250.
How happy is he born or taught.
That serveth not another's will;
And simple truth his utmost skill!
The Character of a Happy Life.
Who God doth late and early pray
And entertains the harmless day
Lord of himself, though not of lands;
You meaner beauties of the night,
That poorly satisfy our eyes
You common people of the skies;
What are you when the moonJ shall rise?
On hit Mistress, the Queen of Bohemia.'
He first deceased; she for a little tried
Upon the Death of Sir Albert Morton's Wife.
I am but a gatherer and disposer of other men's stuff. Preface to the Elements of Architecture.
Hanging was the worst use man could be put to.
The Disparity between Buckingham and Essex.
1 'sun' in Reliquiae Wottoniana, Eds. 1651, 1672, 1685.
3 This Iu printed with music as early as 1624, in Est's Sixth Set of Books, &c, and is found in many MSS. —Hannah, The Courtly Poets.