|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|Richard Brinsley Sheridan. (17511816) (continued)|
| A life spent worthily should be measured by a nobler line,by deeds, not years. 1|
| Pizarro. Act iv. Sc. 1.|
| The Right Honorable gentleman is indebted to his memory for his jests, and to his imagination for his facts. 2|
| Speech in Reply to Mr. Dundas. Sheridaniana.|
| You write with ease to show your breeding,|
But easy writing s curst hard reading.
| Clios Protest. Life of Sheridan (Moore). Vol. i. p. 155.|
|Philip Freneau. (17521832)|
| The hunter and the deer a shade. 3|
| The Indian Burying-Ground.|
| Then rushed to meet the insulting foe;|
They took the spear, but left the shield. 4
| To the Memory of the Americans who fell at Eutaw.|
|George Crabbe. (17541832)|
| Oh, rather give me commentators plain,|
Who with no deep researches vex the brain;
Who from the dark and doubtful love to run,
And hold their glimmering tapers to the sun. 5
| The Parish Register. Part i. Introduction.|
He who grown aged in this world of woe,
In deeds, not years, piercing the depths of life,
So that no wonder waits him.
Lord Byron: Childe Harold, canto iii. stanza 5.
We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not breaths.Philip James Bailey: Festus. A Country Town.
Who well lives, long lives; for this age of ours
Should not be numbered by years, daies, and hours.
Du Bartas: Days and Weekes. Fourth Day. Book ii. [back]
On peut dire que son esprit brille aux dépens de sa mémoire (One may say that his wit shines by the help of his memory).Alain René Le Sage: Gil Blas, livre iii. chap. xi. [back]
This line was appropriated by Campbell in OConnors Child. [back]
When Prussia hurried to the field,
And snatched the spear, but left the shield.
Sir Walter Scott: Marmion, Introduction to canto iii. [back]
See Young, Quotation 70. [back]