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EXPERIENCE-Dearness of. What exile from himself can flee? Byron. Experience keeps a dear school, but fools
will learn in no other, and scarcely in that; EXISTENCE-not in Vain.
for it is true, we may give advice, but we Let me not deem that I was made in vain,
cannot give conduct. Remember this : they Or that my being was an accident.
that will not be counselled cannot be helped. Each drop uncounted in a storm of rain
If you do not hear reason, she will rap your Hath its own mission, and is duly sent
Franklin. To its own leaf or blade, not idly spent
EXPERIENCE-achieved by Industry, Vid myriad dimples on the shipless main. The very shadow of an insect's wing,
He cannot be a perfect man, For which the violet cared not while it stay'd, Not being tried, and tutor’d in the world : Yet felt the lighter for its vanishing,
Experience is by industry achieved, Proved that the sun was shining by its shade. And perfected by the swift course of time. Coleridge.
EXPERIENCE-Limits to. EXPECTATION-Deferred.
Human experience, like the stern-lights of How slow
a ship at sea, illumines only the path which This old moon wanes ! she lingers my desires,
we have passed over.
Coleridge. like to a stepdame, or a dowager. Long withering out a young man's revenue. EXPERIENCE-Tedium of.
He hazardeth much who depends for his EXPECTATION-fed by Hope.
learning on experience. An unbappy master, When will occasion smile upon our wishes
he that is only made wise by many shipAnd give the torture of suspense a period ?
wrecks; a miserable merchant, that is neither Still must we linger in uncertain hope,
rich nor wise till he has been bankrupt. By Still languish in our chains, and dream of experience we find out a short way by a long 1 freedom,
Ascham. Like thirsty sailors gazing on the clouds,
EXPERIENCE-Want of. Till burning death shoots through our wither'd lirnbs
Ah ! the youngest heart has the same waves
within it the oldest; but without the EXPECTATION-Impatience of.
plummet which can measure their depths.
Richter. How the time Loiters in expectation! Then the mind Drags the dead burthen of a hundred years
All is but lip-wisdom which wants experience.
Sir Philip Sidney. In one short moment's space. The nimble
EXPLOSION. beart Beats with impatient throbs,-sick of delay,
'Tis listening fear and dumb amazement all, And pants to be at ease.
Havard. When to the startled eye the sudden glance
Appears far south, eruptive through the cloud. EXPECTATION-Weight of.
EXTREMES—to be Avoided.
Let thine eyes look right on, and let this
Solomon. EXPEDITION-Necessity of. Come, I have learn'd that fearful commenting Extremes, though contrary, have the like Is leaden servitor to dull delay;
effects : extreme heat mortifies, like extreme Delay leads impotent and snail-paced beggary. cold; extreme love breeds satiety as well as Then fiery expedition be my wing,
extreme hatred ; and too violent rigour tempts Jove's Mercury's herald for a king. Shakspeare. chastity as much as too much license.
Chapman. EXPEDITION-Urgency to.
These violent delights have violent ends,
Ibid. Is loathsome in its own deliciousness,
And in the taste confounds the appetite ;
fond love of dearest friends compared to his treasure? Is memory as strong as expectancy, fruition as hunger, gratitude as desire ?
They are as sick, that surfeit with too much, Large eyes were admired in Greece, where As they that starve with nothing; therefore it they still prevail. They are the finest of all, Is no mean happiness to be seated
when they have the internal look; wbich is not In the mean ; superfluity comes sooner common. The stag or antelope eye of the By white hairs, but competency lives longer. orientals is beautiful and lamping, but is
Ibid. accused of looking skittish and indifferent. EXTREMES-Fate of.
“The epithet of stag-eyed,” says Lady Wortley The fate of all extremes is such, Montague, speaking of a Turkish love-song, Men may be read, as well as books, too much. “ pleases me extremely; and I think it a very To observations, which ourselves we make,
lively image of the fire and indifference in his We grow more partial for th' observer's sake,
mistress's eyes." We lose in depth of expres- | To written wisdom, as another's, less :
sion, when we go to inferior animals for comMaxims are drawn from notions, these from parisons with buman beauty. Homer calls guess.
Juno ox-eyed; and the epithet suits well with There's some peculiar in each leaf and grain,
the eyes of that goddess, because she may Some unmark'd fibre, or some varying vein;
be supposed, with all her beauty, to want a Shall only man be taken in the gross ?
certaiu bumanity. Her large eyes look at you Grant but as many sorts of mind as moss,
with a royal indifference. Shakspeare has That each from other differs, first confess;
kissed them, and made them human. Speaking Next that he varies from himself no less ; of violets, he describes them as beingAdd nature's, custom's, reason's, passion's "Sweeter than the lids of Juno's eyes."
strife, And all opinion's colours cast on life. Pope. .
This is shutting up their pride, and subjecting
them to the lips of love. Large eyes may become EYE-The.
more touching under this circumstance than Takes in at once the landscape of the world
any others, because of the field which the At a small inlet which a grain might close,
large lids give for the veins to wander in, and And half creates the wondrous world we see.
the trembling amplitude of the ball beneath. Young.
Little eyes must be good tempered, or they are EYE-in Death.
ruined. They have no other resource. But
this will beautify them enough. They are Oh ! o'er the eye Death most exerts his might, And hurls the spirit from her throne of light? made for laughing, and should do their duty. Byron.
Leigh Hant. EYE-Expression of the.
EYES-an Index of the Feelings. A beautiful eye makes silence eloquent; a That fine part of our constitution, the ere. kind eye makes contradiction an assent; an seems as much the receptacle and seat of our enraged eye makes beauty deformed. This passions, appetites, and inclinations, as the little member gives life to every other part mind itself; and at least it is the outwaru about us; and I believe the story of Argus portal to introduce them to the house within, implies no more, than that the eye is in every or rather the common thoroughfare to let our part; that is to say, every other part would be affections pass in and out. Lore, anger, price, mutilated, were not its force represented more and avarice, all visibly move in those little by the eye than even by itself. Addison. orbs.
Addison EYES-like those of a Demon.
EYES-Grey. His eyes have all the seeming of a demon's Men with grey eyes are generally keen, that is dreaming.
E. A. Poe. energetic, and at first cold; but you may
depend upon their sympathy with real sorros. EYES-Talismanic Effect of the.
Search the ranks of our benevolent men, and A pair of bright eyes with a dozen glances you will agree with me.
Dr. Leasi. suffice to subdue a man; to enslave bim, and inflame;
to make him even forget; they dazzle EYES-Power of the. him so, that the past becomes straightway dim Oh those eyes !--those deep, unutterable to him ; and he so prizes them, that he would eyts, with “down-falling eyelids, full of dreams give all his life to possess them. What is the i and slumber," and within them a cold, living
light, as in mountain lakes as evening, or in Lurks in the legend told my infant years, the river of Paradise, for ever gliding,
Than lies upon that truth we live to learn. * With a brown, brown current,
For fable is love's world-his house, his birth
place; Under the shade perpetual, that never
Delightedly dwells he 'mong fays and talismans, Ray of the sun lets in, nor of the moon."
And spirits; and du.ightedly believes
,-are luminous, The fair humanities of old religion, Dot sparkling.
Longfellow. The power, the beauty, and the majesty
That had their haunts in dale, or piny mounEYES OF WOMEN - Inspiring Influ
tain, ence of the.
Or forest, by slow stream, or pebbly spring. Loog while I sought to what I might compare Or chasms and watery depths : all these have Those powerful eyes which lighten my dark vanish'd, spright,
They live no longer in the faith of reason ! Yet find I nought on earth to which I dare But still the heart doth need a language ; still
Resemble th' image of their godly light. Doth the old instinct bring back the old pames; Not to the sun, for they do shine by night; And to yon starry world they now are gone, Nor to the moon, for they ar changed Spirits or gods, that used to share this earth never;
With man as with their friend; and to the Sor to the stars, for they have purer sight; lover,
Nor to the fire, for they consume not ever; Yonder they move, from yonder visible sky Nor to the lightning, for they still persever; Shoot influence down; and even at this day Nor to the diamond, for they are more 'Tis Jupiter who brings whate'er is great, tender;
And Venus who brings everything that's fair. Vor unto crystal, for nought may them sever;
Coleridge. Nor unto glass ; such baseness mought FACE-Beauty of the.
offend her. Then to the Maker's self they likest be,
Fire burns only when we are near it; but a Whose light doth lighten all that here we see.
beautiful face burns and inflames, though at a
's eyes this doctrine I derive: Read o'er the volume of his lovely face,
And of an earthly cold! Mark you her eyes ? F.
FACE-A Fascinating. FABLES-Moral Effects of.
Her face had a wonderful fascination in it. Fables take off from the severity of instruc- It was such a calm, quiet face, with the light tinn, and enforce it at the same time that they of the rising soul shining so peacefully through couceal it.
At times, it wore an expression of serious
ness, PABULOUS-Teaching of the.
of sorrow even; and then seemed to make
the very air bright with wbat the Italian poets Ob! never rudely will I blame his faith
so beautifully call the “lampeggiar dell' angeIn the might of stars and angels ! 'tis not
lico riso,"—the lightning of the angelic smile. i merely
Longfellow. ! The buman being's pride that peoples space
FACE-not always an Index of the Heart. With life and mystical predominance ; Since likewise for the stricken heart of love Every man in this age has not a soul This visible nature, and this common world, Of crystal, for all men to read their actions Is all too narrow : yea, a deeper import
Addison. | it.
Men's hearts and faces are so far asunder, men who engage in it hide their designs—their that
secret prayer is, “Havoc do thy worst." They hold no intelligence.
Chencei. Beaumont and Fletcher.
That talking knare FACETIOUSNESS-Lawful.
Consumes his time in speeches to the rabble, Such facetiousness is not unreasonable or And sows sedition up and down the city; unlawful, which ministereth harmless diver. Picking up discontented fools, belying tisement and delight to conversation ; harmless, The senators and government; destroying I say, that is, not intrenching upon piety, nor Faith amongst honest men, and praising infringing charity or justice, nor disturbing knaves.
Otxuy. peace. For Christianity is not so tetrical, so harsh, so envious, as to bar us continually from FACTS-Food to the Mind. innocent, much less from wholesome and use- Facts are to the mind the same thing as food
1 ful pleasure, such as human life doth need or to the body. On the due digestion of facts require. And if jocular discourse may serve to depends the strength and wisdom of the one, good purposes of this kind ; if it may be apt to just as vigour and health depend on the other. raise our drooping spirits, to allay our irksomo The wisest in council, the ablest in debate, and cares, to whet our blunted industry, to recreate the most agreeable companion in the commerce our minds, being tired and cloyed with graver of human life, is that man who has assimilated occupations; if it may breed alacrity, or to his understanding the greatest number of maintain good-humour among us; if it may facts.
Burle. conduce to sweeten conversation and endear society, then it is not inconvenient or un
FAILURE-a Practical Lesson. profitable. If for these ends we may use It is far from being true, in the progress of other recreations, employing on them our knowledge, that after every failure we must ears and eyes, our hands and feet, our other recommence from the beginning. Every failure instruments of sepse and motion, why may we is a step to success; every detection of what not so well accommodate our organs of speech is false directs us towards what is true; every and interior sense? Why should those games trial exhausts some tempting form of error.' which excite our wit and fancies be less Not only so; but scarcely any attempt is reasonable, since they are performed in a entirely a failure; scarcely any theory, the manly way, and have in them a smack of result of steady thought, is altogether false; reason ; seeing, also, they may be so managed no tempting form of error is without some as not only to divert and please, but to latent charm derived from truth. W lewell. improve and profit the mind, rousing and quickening it, yea, sometimes enlightening FAILURE-in Great Objects. and instructing it, by good sense, conveyed in There is not a fiercer hell than failure in a jocular expression.
Keais. FACTION-to be Avoided.
FAIRIES-Departure of the.
They are flown, Avoid the politic, the factious fool,
Beautiful fictious of our fathers, wove The busy, buzzing, talking harden'd krave;
In Superstition's web when Time was young, The quaint smooth rogue that sins against his
And fondly loved and cherish'd—they are flown, reason,
Before the wand of science! Hills and vales, Calls saucy loud sedition public zeal, And mutiny the dictates of his spirit. Otway. The enchantments, the delights, the visions all,
Mountains and moors of Devon, ye bave lost
The elfin visions that so bless'd the sight FACTION-Dangers of.
In the old days romantic. Naught is heard Seldom is faction's ire in haughty minds Now, in the leafy world, but earthly strainsExtinguish'd but by death; it oft, like flame Voices, yet sweet, of breeze, and bird, and Suppress'd, breaks forth again, and blazes brook, higher.
May. And waterfall; the day is silent else,
And night is strangely mute! the hymnings Faction is the excess and the abuse of party high-it begins when the first idea of private And immortal music, men of ancient times interest, preferred to public good, gets footing Heard, ravish'd oft, are flown ! O ye have lost in the heart. It is always dangerous, yet Mountains, and moors, and meads, the radiant always contemptible; and in vain would the throngs
That deelt in your green solitudes, and fill'd FAIRIES-Gambols of the.
While tuneful sprites a merry concert made,
The very streams And airy n. isic warbled through the shade. Brighten'd with visitings of these so sweet
Pope. Elhereal creatures ! They were seen to rise From the charm'd waters, which still brighter | In days of old, when Arthur fill'd the throne, grew
Whose acts and fame to foreign lands were As the pomp pass'd to land, until the eye
blown, Scarce bore the unearthly glory. Where they The king of elves and little fairy queen trod,
Gambolld on heaths, and danced on every Young flowers, but not of this world's growth,
And where the jolly troop had led the round, And fragrance, as of amaranthine bowers, The grass unbidden rose, and mark'd the Foated upon the breeze. And mortal eyes ground; Look'd on their revels all the luscious night; Nor darkling did they dance, the silver light And, ubreproved, upon their ravishing forms Of Phæbe served to guide their steps aright, Gazed wistfully, as in the dance they moved And, with their tripping pleased, prolong'd Voluptuous, to the thrilling touch of harp
the night. Elysian
Carrington. Her beams they follow'd where at first she
play'd, FAIRIES-Fountain of the.
Not longer than she shed her horns they
stay'd : There is a fountain in the forest called From thence with airy flight to distant parts The Fountain of the Fairies. When a child, convey'd. With most delightful wonder, I have heard Above the rest our Britain held they dear, Tales of the elfin tribe, that on its banks More solemnly they kept their sabbaths here, Hold midnight revelry. An ancient oak, And made more spacious rings, and revell'd The goodliest of the forest, grows beside ; It ever has been deem'd their fav'rite tree. I speak of ancient times, for now the swain, They love to lie and rock upon its leaves, Returning late, may pass the woods in vain, And bask them in the sunshine. Many a time Aud never hope to see the nightly train. Hath the woodman shown his boy where the
Dryden. dark round
FAIRIES-Retreat of the.
Where elves have acted plays; such as they Aad mare it holy: and the villagers
took Would say that never evil thing approach'd From the fond legends of old fairy book. Capunish'd there. The strange and fearful Their tiring room beneath these hollows green, pleasure
While clust'ring glowworms lighted up the That fulld me by that solitary spring Ceased not in riper years; and now it woke Their orchestra these hanging boughs, which Deeper delight, and more mysterious awe.
Southey. With music, such as lulls the nightly brook. PAIRIES-Gambols of the.
Their audience twinkling stars and moon Oft fairy elves,
Their strains inaudible to ear unblest, Whose midnight revels by a forest side, But the sweet lark, listening the live-long Or fountain, some belated peasant sees,
night, Or dreams he sees, while o'erhead the moon Against a reedy tuft hath lean'd her breast, Sits arbitress, and nearer to the earth
And borne them to heaven's gate at morning Wheels her pale course, they on their mirth
light; and dance
And birds that elves most love, with emulous Intent, with jocund music charm his ear;
throats, At once with joy and fear his heart rebounds. Do catch in leafy glens sweet fairy notes. Milton.
half the year.