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My soul is up in arms, ready to charge And bear amidst the foe, with conquering troops. - Congreve. The Mourning Bride (Osmyn),
Act III., Sc. II.
My soul's in arms and eager for the fray. Colley Cibber. Richard III., altered by. (Rich
ard), Act V., Sc. III.
As cold waters to a thirsty soul,
- Proverbs., Ch. XXV.
Though absent, present in desires they be ; Our soul much further than our eyes can see. -M. Drayton. The Baron's Wars, Bk. III.,
In the soul
Her office holds.
Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul. -Pope. The Rape of the Lock, Can. V., line 33.
(For) when the power of imparting joy
-Shelley. Queen Mab, II.
Every subject's duty is the king's ; but every subject's soul is his own. -Shakspere. Henry V. (King Henry),
Act IV., Sc. I,
Time Works miracles. In one hour many thousands Of grains of sand run out; and quick as they, Thought follows thought within the human soul.
- Coleridge. The Death of Wallenstein.
Star to star vibrates light; may soul to soul Strike thro' a finer element of her own ?
-Tennyson. Aylmer's Field.
The pure soul Shall mount on native wings, disdaining little
sport, And cut a path into the heaven of glory, Leaving a track of light for men to wonder at.
-Blake. King Edward the Third.
Life makes the soul dependent on the dust ;
Hands of invisible spirits touch the strings
Act I., Sc. I.
Man is his own star, and the soul that can
Be honest is the only perfect man. -Fletcher. Upon an Honest Man's Fortune.
I count myself in nothing else so happy,
broke), Act II., Sc. III.
There's a strange secret sweet self-sacrifice
What is the elevation of the soul ? A prompt, delicate, certain feeling for all that is beautiful, all that is grand ; a quick resolution to do the greatest good by the smalles means ; a great benevolence joined to a great strength and great humility.
Far from mankind, my weary soul, retire,
The body,--that is dust; the soul,-it is a bud of eternity.
- Nathaniel Culverwell,
Where are Shakspere's imagination, Bacon's learning, Galileo's dream? Where is the sweet fancy of Sidney, the airy spirit of Fletcher, and Milton's thought severe? Methinks such things should not die and dissipate, when a hair can live for centuries, and a brick of Egypt will last three thousand years, I am content to believe that the mind of man survives, somehow or other,
God gave to earth no greater boon than sleep ;
Pain's panacea, sorrow's healing balm.
He giveth His beloved sleep.
Sweet pillows, sweetest bed ; a chamber deaf to noise, and blind to light; a rosy garland, and
a weary head.
Sir P. Sidney.
To sleep,—there is a drowsy mellifluence in the very word that would almost serve to interpret its meaning,—to shut up the senses and hoodwink the soul; to dismiss the world ; to escape from one's self; to be in ignorance of our own existence; to stagnate upon the earth, just breathing out the hours, not living them, -"doing no mischief, only dreaming of it”; neither merry nor melancholy, something between both, and better than either. Best friend of frail humanity, and, like all other friends, it is best estimated in its loss.