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- But books to Cambridge sent, as well discerning
That that right loyal body wanted learning.
- Another version of Trapp.
Our royal master saw with heedful eyes The state of his two universities; To one he sends a regiment, for why? That learned body wanted loyalty. To the other books he gave, as well discerning, How much that loyal body wanted learning. Version attributed to Thos. Warton. (See also Browne for answer.) Ab uno disce omnes. From one learn all. Vergil — Mneid. II. . Disce, puer, virtutem ex me, verumque laborem; Fortunam ex aliis. Learn, O youth, virtue from me and true labor; fortune from others. N-ERGBj—flneii. XII. 435.
Aut disce, aut discede; manet sors tertia, caedi. Either learn, or depart; a third course is open to you, and that is, submit to be flogged. Winchester College. Motto of the Schoolroom.
Much learning shows how little mortals know, Much wealth, how little worldings can enjoy. Yotjng— Night Thoughts. Night VI. L. 519.
Were man to live coeval with the sun, The patriarch-pupil would be learning still. Young— Night Thoughts. Night VII. L. 86. • LEE (River) On this I ponder Where'er I wander, And thus grow fonder, Sweet Cork, of thee, — With thy bells of Shandon, That sounds so grand on The pleasant waters Of the river Lee. Father Prout (Francis Mahoney) — The Bells of Shandon. LEISURE And leave us leisure to be good. Gray — Hymn. Adversity. Sc. 3.
No blessed leisure for Love or Hope, But only time for Grief. Hood — The Song of the Shirt
That in trim gardens takes his pleasure. Mh/ton — II Penseroso. L. 49. n Mend when thou canst; be better at thy leisure. King Lear. Act II. Sc. 4. L. 232.
Leisure is pain; take off our chariot wheels, How heavily we drag the load of life! Blest leisure is our curse; like that of Cain, It makes us wander, wander earth around To fly that tyrant, thought. Young— Night Thoughts. Night H. L. 125.
My living in Yorkshire was so far out of the way, that it was actually twelve miles from a lemon. Sydney Smith — Lady Holland's Memoir. Vol. I. P. 262. LETTERS (See Post, Writing)
On Leven's banks, while free to rove, And tune the rural pipe to love, I envied not the happiest swain That ever trod, the Arcadian plain. Pure stream! in whose transparent wave My youthful limbs I wont to lave; No torrents stain thy limpid source, No rocks impede thy dimpling course, That sweetly warbles o'er its bed, With white, round, polish'd pebbles spread. Smollett — Ode to Leven Water. LIBERALITY (See also Generosity, Gifts)
He that's liberal
To all alike, may do a good by chance, But never out of judgment. Beaumont and Fletcher — The Spanish Curate. Act I. Sc. 1.
Then gently scan your brother man, Still gentler sister woman; Tho' they may gang a kennin' wrang, To step aside is human. Burns — Address to the Unco Guid.
It is better to believe that a man does possess good qualities than to assert that he does not. Chinese Moral Maxims. Compiled by John Francis Davis, F. R. S. China, 1823.
The liberal soul shall be made fat. Proverbs. XI. 25.
Shall I say to Csesar
What you require of him? for he partly begs To be desir'd to give. It much would please him, That of his fortunes you should make a staff To lean upon. Antony and Cleopatra. Act HI. Sc. 13. L. 67. LIBERTY
A day, an hour, of virtuous liberty Is worth a whole eternity in bondage. Addison — Cato. Act II. Sc. 1.
L'arbre de la liberty ne croit qu'arrose' par le sang des tyrans. The tree of liberty grows only when watered by the blood of tyrants. Barere — Speech in the Convention NoMonah. (1792)
But what is liberty without wisdom, and with- out virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint. Burke — Reflections on the Revolution in France.