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Entered, according to the Act of Congress, in the year 1849, by

GRIGG, ELLIOT & CU., in the Clerk's Omce of the District Court of the United States, for the Eastern

District of Pennsylvania.

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On presenting to the public this DICTIONARY OF POETICAL QUOTATIONS, the only COMPLETE work of the kind in the English language, the best preface will be its history.

About twenty years ago the plan was originated by John F. Addington, an Englishman, then residing in this city; but he devoted his attention almost exclusively to the old British Bards. His labours were valuable, still the work was incomplete; the modern writers of poetry, both English and American, with a few exceptions in favour of the former, were wholly omitted. Then his selections were not always in accordance with the present standard of public taste. The old dramatic poets wrote according to their light, which was often reflected through a foul medium, and revealed much that is now considered, and justly, too, as coarse and indelicate. The text of Mr. Addington's selections required revision; still, he deserves much credit for his perseverance and research, and the study he devoted “to rescue from the reckless tooth of time some of the finest thoughts and most vivid images of the ancient fathers of English poctry." His selections from Shakspeare were copious; and also from Byron, the only modern poet that he much favoured.

To the present Editor was committed the task of revising the original work, and adding thereto selections from the modern British and American poets. This required the examination of a multitude of volumes, and much care and study, in order to exhibit, as far as possible, the characteristic excellence of each author. A difficult and delicate task it is to select from living poets,—especially when there are so many! The index shows an array of over four hundred authors; thus, at a glance, may be seen how wide has been the field of research.

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Besides the new quotations introduced under every head, quite a number of new subjects have been added, making the plan complete, and furnishing a Manual of Poctical Extracts, alphabetically arranged, which will serve to interpret every passion, emotion, and feeling of the human soul. Here, also, every condition and pursuit of life may find its motto or character, and the beauties of Nature and Art their truest description. In short, the book is a precious casket, where the most perfect gems of Genius the AngloSaxon literature has preserved for the last three hundred years are garnered. The chronological order of the quotations is preserved, and thus the curious reader may trace the progressive improvements of the one language, forming now the bond of union between two great nations, whose children of song are here, for the first time, united. In the American portion, the striking characteristics of the poetry are devotion to nature, patriotism, and deep religious sentiment. This sentiment it is which makes poetry so popular in our country; and while the work now submitted contains such treasures of holy and beautiful thoughts as no other collection of poetry can show, the Editor and Publishers flatter themselves its merits will ensure it a welcome reception.

PHILADELPHIA, January, 1850.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS.

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.. 153

.. 113

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..... 161

A.

Books

55 Crown....

107 Enemy

1501

Absence

.Page 7 Bounty.

56

Cruelty

108

Engagemen

150

Absentees

9

Brevity..

56 Curiosity

109 England...

150

Abstinence ..........

9 Bribery.

56 Curses.....

109 Enjoyment ........

Accident

9| Building..

57 Custom

Ennui.

153

Acclammation.

9

Enthusiasm

Accomplishments 10

C.

D.

Envy

153

Accusation

jo

Calamity

57 Dancing

112 Equality

155

Action

10 Calm

58 Dandy..

112

Error

155

Aetivity

10 Candour

58 Danger

Elquette..

155

Adversity

11

Care ...........

59

Death ...

113

Evening.

Advice...

14 Cause

60 Debts...

124

157

Adieu

15

Caution .........

CO

Decay

124 Example

157

Affection

15 Celibacy..

60 Deceit

125 Excellence

158

Age

15

Ceremony

61 Declaration...

126 Execution

158

Agriculture.

17

Challenge .......

61 Defiance.

120 Exercise.............. 158

Aların

17 Change

61 Deformity

129

Exile.

Amazement

17 Character.

Deity.

130 Experience

1600

Ambition

17 Charity

63 Delay

131 Expectation

.... 160

Atnerica

02

Chastity..............

65 Delicacy

132 Extravagance

Ancestry

23 Cheerfulness..

65 Deluge

132

Extremes..

16:

Angels

24 Childhood and Children 66 Defendants ........... 132

Eyes

161

Anger

Choice ...............

69 Deputy ............... 132

Angling

Church

69

Design

F.

Animals,

26 Clergy and Churchmen 70 Desire

133 Faction

163

Antipathy.

27 Church-yard

73 Despair...

133 Fairies

163

Antiquary

Circumvention

74 Despondency

130

. . 164

Apparel

27 City and Citizens 74 Destiny..

138

Fall ...

165

Appearances.

28 Clouds

75 Destruction.

138 Falsehood

165

Applause

29 Cornet.

76 Determination.

138

Fame...

166

Architecture

29 Comfort

76 Detraction..

138 Fancy

169

Arbour

29 Commonwealth... 76 Dew...

138

Farewell

170

Argument

29 Company...

76

Devotion ....

139

Farmer..

170

Arins

30 Compassion

76

Dignity.

139

Father

170

Army

30

Complaint....

76

Dinner

139 Fashion

171

Art.

32 Compliments

77 Disa ppointment 139

Fate

171

Artifice.

32

Concealments ........

77 Discontent ........... 139

Favour

172

Astonishment

32

Conceit...........

77 Discord

140

Fear

172

Atheist

33

Confidence ..........

77

Discretion ...........

140 Feasting.

Authors

33 Conscience

77 Disease

140

Features

Authority.

34 Conspiracy

80 Dishonesty

140 Feeling

......... 175

Autumn

34

Consideration ... 81 Displeasure..

140

Festivity

175

Avarice

35 Constancy..

81 Disposition

140 Fickleness..

175

Awkwardness

37 Contemplation

82 Doubt

141 Fidelity

175

Contempt

82

Dreams............

141 Fighting

179

B.

Content ........

Dress...

143

Firniness

......... 179

Banishment

37

Conversation ...

84 Drowning

Fishing

179

Bargain

38 Coquette

84 Drums

143

Flag

179

Battle

38 Corpulence

85 Drunkenness

143 Flattery and Flatterer 180

Beard.

42

Corruption

86 Duelling.

145

Flowers ..

182

Beauty

42

Country

87 Duty .........

........ 145

Flood

182

Bed

48 Country Life

88

Fool

192

Bees

48

Courage

92

E.

Forgetfulness.

183

Beggar

48

96 Earth

146 Forgiveness

184

Benefits

49

Courtesy.

97 Earthquake

146

Formality

185

Bigotry..

49

Courtier

97

Eating

146 Fortitude..

185

Birds

50 Courtship.

100 Ecstacy

146 Fortune

185

Birth

51 Cowardice.

103 Education

146 Fortune Tellers..... 187

Birthday

52 Cowards

.......... 104

Egotism

147 France

189

Blindness.

52 Coxcomb ............. 104 Elegance

......... 147

Freedom

188

Bluntness

.. 53

Craft

Eloquence..

147 Free. Will

'NO

Blushing

54 Credulity

.......... 106 Emigration.

Friends...p.

Boasting

54 Critics and Criticism.. 106 Emulation

Funeral

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Fury .......... 194 { Knaves. ... ....... 283 Popularity ............ 417 Sporta

502

Futurity.............. 194 Knighthood...

........... 283

Portrait ....

419

Stars..

502

Knowledge

........... 284

Poverty ..........

Statos.dd......

502 -

G.

Praise

422 Storio

503

jambling

195

L.

Prayer.

423 Studornnes

503

Generosity

196 Labour ............... 285 Preferment

425 Study

503

Genius.

Law

............... 287 Press

426 Style ..

504

Gentleman

196

Learning

............ 288 Pride

426 Submission

504

Ghost

197

Letters .............. 290 Prison

428 Succes

504

Gills

.. 199

Liberty. ............ 291 Prodigality

428 uicide

504

Glory..

199

Life

Prodigies.

429 Summer

506

Gluttony

200

Light.. .............

303 Promises

430

Sun

507

God

200 Lion ................. 303 Proposal..

430

Superiority

508

Gold.

201 London............... 304 Prosperity ............ 432 } Superstition

508

Goodness .............

202

Love ................. 304 Providence ........... 433 Surprise.

509

Gossip..

203

Lovers

Prudence

434

Suspense

509

Government .......... 203 Lust.................. 327 Punishment

......... 434

Suspicion.

503

Grace

204 Luxury............... 328 Purity...

435

Swan..

509

Gratitude

204

Swimming..

509

Grave .........

205

M.

Sycophant..

509

Greatness.............

208

Madness

328

Sympathy

Grief

210 Man.................. 329 Quacks.

436

Guide ................ 218

Marriage

............ 337

T.

Guilt ................. 218 Meeting

........... 342

Talking

R.

511

Melancholy

Taste ..

512

H.

Memory .............. 344

436 Taxation.

512

Hair

219

Mercy

............... 346

Rain

Teacher

513

Hand

219 Merit.

Rainbow ...

437

Tears

513

Hanging

220

Messenger

............ 348

Reapers .............. 437

Temper..

515

Happiness.

220 Mind

................ 348

Reason.

438

Tempest..

515

Harvest.

203

Mirth

........... 350

Rebellion

438 Temperance

518

Hatred

224 Mischief..

351 Reciprocity:

442 Temptation

519

Health..

227 Miser.. ............. 351 Reconciliation.

442 Thieves

520

Hearing

227 Misfortune ...........

352 Refinement..

442 Thought..

520

Heart

227 Mob.

352 Reflection

442 Threatening

521

Heavens.

228

Modesty

353

Reformation.......... 442 Thirst.

522

Hell.

Moon. Moonlight.. Regicide...

Time..

592

Hermit

230 Morning..

Religion..

Timidity

525

Heroes

230 Mother

361 Remembrance ........ 445

Titles

525

History.. Historian... 232 Mountains

363 Repentance

446 Token...

525

Home

233

Mourning

364 Reproof

448

Tomorrow

526

Honesty ............. 236

Murder............... 365 Reputation

448

Torture

527

Yonour

236 Music

367 Resolution

...... 449

Transport

527

Hope

239

Resurrection

450

Traveller

527

Horsemanship.

242

N.

Retirement.

450

Treason

528

Hospital..

243

Name ....

......... 372

Revenge...

454

Triumph

530

Hospitality

243 Nature ............... 372

Riches..

Truth

530

Humility

........... 244

Necessity..

............. 375

Rivers..........

458

Twilight

531

Munting

.......... 245

News

Ruins

459

Tyranny

532

Husbands ............ 247 Night.

........ 377

Rumour

460

Hypocrisy ............ 247

Nightingale

.......... 381

U.

Nobility

382

Unanimity

535

1.

8.

Novelty

383

Unbelief.

535

Idleness

250

Nun

383 Sabbath

461 Usurper

535

Ignorance

252

Safety.

462

Illnesa..

253

0.

Sailor

402

V.

Imagination.

253

Oaths

384 Satan

462 Vanity

535

Immortality

..... 254

Obituary

385

......

Satiety

463 Variety

536

Impatience

Oblivion

386

.......... 464

Vice

536

Imprisonment ........ 255 Obstinacy

386 School

465 Vicissitude

537

Impudence

256

Ocean....

386 Scold

Victory

537

Inconstancy

........ 257

Offence............

388 Scorn................. 466

Independence......... 257

Office ..

388 Scotland.

Virtue.....

538

Industry

258 Opinion

389

Secresy

Voice................. 541

Inebriety

259

Opportunity

389 Seduction

............ 468

Volcano .....

542

Infancy

260

Oppression

390

Selfishness............

469

Infidelity.

......... 260

Orator.....

390 Senses..

....... 470

W.

Ingratitude.

262

Sensibility.

470 War

542

Injuries .............. 264

P.

Servants. Service.... 471 Water.

518

Inn ..................

264

391 Sexton

471 Wealth

549

Innocence ............ 265 Parasite

391

Shame....

........... 471 Widow.

550

Instinct .............

266 Parents

391 Shepherd

472 Wife..

551

Instruction ........... 267 Parting...........

392 Ship... .............472

553

Intellect. .......... 267 Passion

395 Shipwreck ............ 473 Wine

554

Invention ............ 267 Patience

397 Shooting ............. 475 Winter

555

Irresolution

....... 267

Patriotism..

398 Silence

476 Wisdom

556

Italy

...... 267 Peace

401 Sin.

477 Wit...

556

Peasant

402 Sincerity

477 Witches

553

J.

Pen..

403 Single Life...

478 Woman

359

Jail

ORA Perfection

404 Skull....

479 Wonder

566

Jealousy

268

Perseverance ...

404 Slander.

Words..

566

Jest.

272 Philanthropy

404

Slavery

483

World

567

Joy

..... 272

Philosophy

405 Sleep

Judge

274 Phrenology

........ 407

Society

Y.

Judgment

274 Physic................ 407 Soldier

489

Yeoman

5770

Justice ....

......... 275 } Pity.

408 Solitude

492

Yes

571

Players...............

409

Sorrow .............. 496

Yew-tree..

571

K.

Pleasure........

409

Soul

498 Youth..

571

Kindness.

277 Poets

411

Spleen................

500

Kinga

278 Politeness ...........

416 Splendour

............ 500

Z.

Kise.

282

Politics.

416 / Spring..

500

Zeal...

570

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