John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.
(continued) Joseph Addison. (16721719) 3240
And those that paint them truest praise them most. 1
The Campaign. Last line. 3241
The spacious firmament on high, With all the blue ethereal sky, And spangled heavens, a shining frame, Their great Original proclaim.
Soon as the evening shades prevail, The moon takes up the wondrous tale, And nightly to the listening earth Repeats the story of her birth; While all the stars that round her burn, And all the planets in their turn, Confirm the tidings as they roll, And spread the truth from pole to pole.
For ever singing as they shine, The hand that made us is divine.
Should the whole frame of Nature round him break, In ruin and confusion hurled, He, unconcerned, would hear the mighty crack, And stand secure amidst a falling world.
Horace. Ode iii. Book iii. 3245
In all thy humours, whether grave or mellow, Thou rt such a touchy, testy, pleasant fellow, Hast so much wit and mirth and spleen about thee, There is no living with thee, nor without thee. 2
Spectator. No. 68. 3246
Much may be said on both sides. 3
Spectator. No. 122. 3247
The Lord my pasture shall prepare, And feed me with a shepherds care; His presence shall my wants supply, And guard me with a watchful eye.
Spectator. No. 444. 3248
Round-heads and wooden-shoes are standing jokes.
Prologue to The Drummer.