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DETRACTION - DINNER-DISAPPOINTMENT.

6.

All the soul

Of man is resolution, which expires
Never, from valiant men, till their last breath;
And then 't is with it like a flame extinguish'd
For want of matter-it does not die, but
Rather ceases to live.

7.

Entice the sun

From his ecliptic line-he shall obey
Your beck, and wander from his sphere, ere I
From my resolves.

8. Men make resolves, and pass into decrees
The motions of the mind: with how much ease,
In such resolves, doth passion make a flaw,
And bring to nothing what was rais'd to law!

DETRACTION.-(See CALumny.)

DINNER. (See APPETITE.)

CHAPMAN.

BARON.

CHURCHILL.

DISAPPOINTMENT.

1.

My May of life

Is fallen in the sere, the yellow leaf;
And that which should accompany old age,
As honour, love, obedience, troops of friends,
I must not look to have, but, in their stead,
Curses, not loud, but deep, mouth-honour, breath,
Which the poor heart would fain deny, but dare not.

2. Things sweet to taste prove in digestion sour.

SHAKSPEARE.

SHAKSPEARE.

DISAPPOINTMENT.

3. While in the dark on thy soft hand I hung,
And heard the tempting syren in thy tongue,
What flames, what darts, what anguish I endur'd!
But when the candle enter'd, I was cur'd.

4. Impell'd with steps unceasing to pursue

Some fleeting good, that mocks me with the view,
That, like the circle bounding earth and skies,
Allures from far, yet, as I follow, flies.

From MARTIAL.

GOLDSMITH'S Traveller. 5. Those high-built hopes that crush us by their fall.

6. Successful love may sate itself away,

The wretched are the faithful; 't is their fate,
To have all feelings, save the one, decay,
And every passion into one dilate.

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BYRON'S Lament of Tasso. 7. Thus ever fade my fairy dreams of bliss.

9. O! ever thus from childhood's hour, I've seen my fondest hopes decay; I never lov'd a tree or flower,

But 't was the first to fade away!

8. I loved her well; I would have loved her better, Had love been met with love: as 't is, I leave her To brighter destinies, if so she deems them.

CAMPBELL.

BYRON'S Corsair.

BYRON'S Heaven and Earth.

10. Oh! that a dream so sweet, so long enjoy'd, Should be so sadly, cruelly destroy'd!

11. The hopes my soul had cherish'd
Have wither'd one by one,
And, tho' life's flowers have perish'd,
I'm left to linger on!

MOORE'S Lalla Rookh.

MOORE'S Lalla Rookh.

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DISAPPOINTMENT.

12. Such gather'd dust, when they had hop'd to see The richest fruits; the buds that promis'd fair Were early blasted, or but grew to be

A mockery—a harvest of despair.

13. I will love her no more-it is heathenish thus
To bow to an idol that bends not to us;

Which heeds not, which hears not, which recks not for aught
That the worship of years to its altar has brought.

C. F. HOFFMAN.

14. Hope, cheated too often when life's in its spring,
From the bosom that nurs'd it for ever takes wing;
And memory comes, as its promises fade,
To brood o'er the havoc that passion has made.

15. I knew not how I lov'd thee-no! I knew it not till all was o'erUntil thy lip had told me so

Had told me I must love no more!

W. C. LODGE.

18. Oh! I am sick of this dark world,

C. F. HOFFMAN.

16. The conflict is over-the struggle is past,

I have look'd-I have lov'd-I have worshipp'd my last;
And now back to the world, and let fate do her worst
On the heart that for thee such devotion hath nurs'd.
To thee its best feelings were trusted away,
And life hath hereafter not one to betray.

My heart, my best affections blighted,
My sails of joy for ever furl'd,

My dawning hopes so soon benighted.

C. F. HOFFMAN.

C. F. HOFFMAN.

17. Ay, such is man's philosophy when woman is untrue, The loss of one but teaches him to make another do.

J. H. McILVANE.

DISAPPOINTMENT.

19. The blighted prospects of an anxious life.

CHARLES SPRAGUE. 20. We have cherish'd fair hopes, we have plotted brave schemes, We have liv'd till we find them illusive as dreams; Wealth has melted like snow, that we grasp in our hand, And the steps we have climb'd have departed like sand. EPES SARGENT.

21. Farewell! my life may wear a careless smile,

My words may breathe the very soul of lightness;
But the touch'd heart must deeply feel the while,
That life hath lost a portion of its brightness;
And woman's love shall never be a chain,
To bind me to its nothingness again.

24. Not every flower that blossoms Diffuses sweets around;

22. The best enjoyment is half disappointment To that we mean, or would have in this world. BAILEY'S Festus. 23. These were our hopes, but all our hopes are fled.

Not every scene hope gilds with light
Will fair be found.

25. But it is past-bright, transient gleam
Of sunshine in life's dreary waste;
Even as some half-remember'd dream
Of happier times, 't is past-'tis past!

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26. As poison will sometimes cure poison,
As a nail other nails will expel,
This love you need not make a noise on,
For another may do just as well.

EPES SARGENT.

MRS. S. J. HALE.

J. T. WATSON.

J. T. WATSON.

DISCONTENT.-(See CONTENTMENT.)

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DISCRETION - DISEASE, &c.

DISEASE-HEALTH - PHYSICIAN, &c.

1. There never yet was a philosopher,
Who could endure the toothache patiently.

DISCRETION.-(See CAUTION.)

4.

2. By medicines life may be prolong'd, yet death Will seize the Doctor too.

5.

3.

About his shelves,
A beggarly account of empty boxes,

Green earthen pots, bladders, and musty seeds,
Remnants of packthread, and old cakes of roses,
Were thinly scatter'd to make up a show.

SHAKSPEARE.

SHAKSPEARE.

They are

Made of all terms and shreds; no less beliers

Out, ye impostors !

Quack-salving, cheating mountebanks-your skill
Is to make sound men sick, and sick men kill.

6. For men are brought to worse distresses,
By taking physic, than diseases;
And therefore commonly recover,
As soon as doctors give them over.

SHAKSPEARE.

MASSINGER.

Of great men's favours, than their own vile med'cines,
Which they will utter upon monstrous oaths:
Selling that drug for two pence, ere they part,
Which they have valued at twelve crowns before.

BEN JONSON.

BUTLER'S Hudibras.

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