John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.
(continued) Oliver Goldsmith. (1730?1774) 4312
The twelve good rules, the royal game of goose. 1
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To me more dear, congenial to my heart, One native charm, than all the gloss of art.
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And een while fashions brightest arts decoy, The heart distrusting asks if this be joy.
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Her modest looks the cottage might adorn, Sweet as the primrose peeps beneath the thorn.
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Through torrid tracts with fainting steps they go, Where wild Altama murmurs to their woe.
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In all the silent manliness of grief.
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O Luxury! thou curst by Heavens decree!
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Thou source of all my bliss and all my woe, That foundst me poor at first, and keepst me so.
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Such dainties to them, their health it might hurt; It s like sending them ruffles when wanting a shirt. 2
The Haunch of Venison. 4321
As aromatic plants bestow No spicy fragrance while they grow; But crushd or trodden to the ground, Diffuse their balmy sweets around. 3
The Captivity. Act i. 4322
To the last moment of his breath, On hope the wretch relies; And even the pang preceding death Bids expectation rise. 4
The Captivity. Act ii.
Note 1. The twelve good rules were ascribed to King Charles I.: 1. Urge no healths. 2. Profane no divine ordinances. 3. Touch no state matters. 4. Reveal no secrets. 5. Pick no quarrels. 6. Make no comparisons. 7. Maintain no ill opinions. 8. Keep no bad company. 9. Encourage no vice. 10. Make no long meals. 11. Repent no grievances. 12. Lay no wagers. [ back] Note 2. See Tom Brown, Quotation 2. [ back] Note 3. See Bacon, Quotation 10. [ back]
Note 4. The wretch condemnd with life to part Still, still on hope relies; And every pang that rends the heart Bids expectation rise. Original MS. [ back]