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CHAPTER III. P. I.-p. 51.

WHOLESOME OBSERVATIONS UPON THE VANITY OF

FAME.

Whosoever shall address himself to write of matters of instruction, or of any other argument of importance, it behoveth that before he enter thereinto, he should resolutely determine with himself in what order he will handle the same; so shall he best accomplish that he hath undertaken, and inform the understanding, and help the memory of the Reader.

GWILLIM'S DISPLAY OF HERALDRY.

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Non possidentem multa vocaveris
Recte beatum; rectius occupat

Nomen beati, qui Deorum

Muneribus sapienter uti,
Duramque callet pauperiem pati,
Pejusque letho flagitium timet.

HORACE, L. 4, Od. 9.

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Hanc ergo scientiam blande excipiamus, hilariterque amplectamur, ut vere nostram et de nobismet ipsis tractantem ; quam qui non amat, quam qui non amplectitur, nec philosophiam amat, neque suæ vitæ discrimina curat. BAPTISTA PORTA.

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Felix ille animi, divisque simillimus ipsis,
Quem non mordaci resplendens gloria fuco
Solicitat, non fastosi mala gaudia luxus,
Sed tacitos sinit ire dies, et paupere cultu
Exigit innocuæ tranquilla silentia vitæ.

POLITIAN.

CHAPTER VII. P. I.- p. 84.

RUSTIC PHILOSOPHY, AN EXPERIMENT UPON MOONSHINE.

Quien comienza en juventud
A bien obrar,
Señal es de no errar
En senetud.
PROVERBIOS DEL MARQUES DE SANTILLANA.

CHAPTER VIII. P. I.-p. 93.

A KIND SCHOOLMASTER AND A HAPPY SCHOOL BOY.

Though happily thou wilt say that wands be to be wrought when they are green, lest they rather break than bend when they be dry, yet know also that he that berideth a twig because he would see if it would bow by strength may chance to have a crooked tree when he would have a straight.

EUPHUES,

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Perque vices aliquid, quod tempora longa videri
Non sinat, in meilium vacuas referamus ad aures.

Ovid.

CHAPTER IX. P. I.-p. 106.

EXCEPTIONS TO ONE OF KING SOLOMON'S RULES-A

WINTER'S EVENING AT DANIEL'S FIRE-SIDE.

These are my thoughts; I might have spun them out into a greater length, but I think a little plot of ground, thick sown, is better than a great field which, for the most part of it, lies fallow.

NORRIS.

CHAPTER X. P. I. p. 113.

ONE WHO WAS NOT SO WISE AS HIS FRIENDS COULD

HAVE WISHED, AND YET QUITE AS HAPPY AS IF HE

HAD BEEN WISER.

NEPOTISM NOT CONFINED TO

POPES.

There are of madmen as there are of tame,
All humoured not alike.-

Some
Apish and fantastic;
And though 'twould grieve a soul to see God's image
So blemished and defaced, yet do they act
Such antic and such pretty lunacies,
That spite of sorrow, they will make you smile.

DEKKER.

CHAPTER XI. P. I.-p. 121.

A WORD TO THE READER, SHEWING WHERE WE ARE,

AND

AND HOW WE CAME HERE, AND WHEREFORE

;

WHITHER WE ARE GOING.

'Tis my venture
On your retentive wisdom.

BEN JONSON.

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