John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.
Sir John Harrington. (15611612) 347
Treason doth never prosper: what s the reason? Why, if it prosper, none dare call it treason. 1
Epigrams, Book iv. Ep. 5.
Samuel Daniel. (1562?1619) 348
As that the walls worn thin, permit the mind To look out thorough, and his frailty find. 2
History of the Civil War. Book iv. Stanza 84. 349
Sacred religion! mother of form and fear.
Musophilus. Stanza 57. 350
And for the few that only lend their ear, That few is all the world.
Musophilus. Stanza 97. 351
This is the thing that I was born to do.
Musophilus. Stanza 100. 352
And who (in time) knows whither we may vent The treasure of our tongue? To what strange shores This gain of our best glory shall be sent T enrich unknowing nations with our stores? What worlds in the yet unformed Occident May come refind with th accents that are ours? 3
Musophilus. Stanza 163. 353
Unless above himself he can Erect himself, how poor a thing is man!
To the Countess of Cumberland. Stanza 12. 354
Care-charmer Sleep, son of the sable Night, Brother to Death, in silent darkness born.
To Delia. Sonnet 51.
Note 1. Prosperum ac felix scelus Virtus vocatur (Successful and fortunate crime is called virtue). Seneca: Herc. Furens, ii. 250. [ back] Note 2. The souls dark cottage, batterd and decayd, Lets in new light through chinks that Time has made. Edmund Waller: Verses upon his Divine Poesy. [ back]
Note 3. Westward the course of empire takes its way. Bishop Berkeley: On the Prospect of Planting Arts and Learning in America. [ back]