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" Honour's a sacred tie, the law of kings, The noble mind's distinguishing perfection, That aids and strengthens virtue where it meets her, And imitates her actions, where she is not : It ought not to be sported with. "
The British Drama: Tragedies. 2 v - Page 350
1804
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Together with The Journal of a ..., 4. köide

James Boswell - 1884
...honour : — " ' Honour's a sacred tie ; the law of kings ; The noble mind's distinguishing perfection, That aids and strengthens Virtue where it meets her, And imitates her actions where she is not.' " When he took up his large oak stick, he said, " My lord, that's Homeric;" thus pleasantly alluding...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: And the Journal of His Tour to ..., 5. köide

James Boswell - 1885
...Scotland." " ' Honour's a sacred tie ; the law of kings ; The noble mind's distinguishing perfection, That aids and strengthens Virtue where it meets her, And imitates her actions where she is not.'" When he took up his large oak stick, he said, " My lord, that's Homeric ; " thus pleasantly alluding...
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Wit and Wisdom of Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson - 1888 - 323 lehte
...honour: — ' Honour's a sacred tie; the law of Kings ; The noble mind's distinguishing perfection, That aids and strengthens Virtue where it meets her; And imitates her actions where she is not.' Boswell's Life of Johnson, v. 81. Political second sight: IT is said of those who have the wonderful...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Together with The Journal of a ..., 5. köide

James Boswell - 1889
...honour : — " ' Honour's a sacred tie ; the law of kings ; The noble mind's distinguishing perfection, That aids and strengthens Virtue where it meets her, And imitates her actions where she is not.' " When he took up his large oak stick, he said, " My lord, that's Homeric ; " thus pleasantly alluding...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Together with The Journal of a ..., 5. köide

James Boswell - 1889
...— , " ' Honour's a sacred tie ; the law of kings ; i The noble mind's distinguishing perfection, That aids and strengthens Virtue where it meets her, And imitates her actions where she is not.' " When he took up his large oak stick, he said, " My lord, that's Homeric ; " thus pleasantly alluding...
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Treasury of Wisdom, Wit and Humor, Odd Comparisons and Proverbs: Authors ...

1891 - 527 lehte
...SAOBEDNESS OP. Honour's a sacred tie, the law of kinge, The noble mind's distinguishing perfection That aids and strengthens virtue where it meets her, And imitates her actions where she is not : It is not to be sported with. Addison. THE THIRST FOB. The noblest spur unto the sons of fame, Is thirst...
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THE LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D

JAMES BOSWELL - 1892
...honour : — " ' Honour's a sacred tic ; the law of kings ; The noble mind's distinguishing perfection, That aids and strengthens Virtue where it meets her, And imitates her actions where she is not.' " When he took up his large oak stick, he said, " My lord, that's Homeric ; " thus pleasantly alluding...
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A Dictionary of Quotations from the English Poets

1895 - 715 lehte
...Additon, Cato. Honour's a sacred tie, the law of kings, The noble mind's distinguishing perfection, That aids and strengthens virtue where it meets her, And imitates her actions wbere she is not ; It is not to be sported with. Additon, Cato. Better to die ten thousand thousand...
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The Public School Speaker

Francis Warre Cornish - 1900 - 570 lehte
...thee too far. Honour's a sacred tie, the law of kings, The noble mind's distinguishing perfection, That aids and strengthens virtue where it meets her,...where she is not; It ought not to be sported with. ........ Syphax, thy hand : we'll mutually forget The warmth of youth, and frowardness of ape. Thy...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, L.L. D.: Together with a Journal of a ..., 3. köide

James Boswell - 1900
...of Honour, " Honour's a sacred tie ; the law of Kings ; The noble mind's distinguishing perfection, That aids and strengthens Virtue where it meets her, And imitates her actions where she is not." When he took up his large oak stick, he said, "My lord, that's homcrick;" thus pleasantly alluding...
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