John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.
(continued) Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield Disraeli. (18041881) 6405
You know who critics are?the men who have failed in literature and art. 1
Lothair. Chap. xxxv. 6406
My idea of an agreeable person, said Hugo Bohun, is a person who agrees with me.
Lothair. Chap. xxxv. 6407
His Christianity was muscular.
Endymion. Chap. xiv. 6408
The Athanasian Creed is the most splendid ecclesiastical lyric ever poured forth by the genius of man.
Endymion. Chap. lii. 6409
The world is a wheel, and it will all come round right.
Endymion. Chap. lxx. 6410
As for that, said Waldenshare, sensible men are all of the same religion. Pray, what is that? inquired the Prince. Sensible men never tell. 2
Endymion. Chap. lxxxi. 6411
The sweet simplicity of the three per cents. 3
Endymion. Chap. xcvi.
Mary Howitt. (18041888) 6412
Old England is our home, and Englishmen are we; Our tongue is known in every clime, our flag in every sea.
Old England is our Home. 6413
Will you walk into my parlour? said a spider to a fly; T is the prettiest little parlour that ever you did spy.
The Spider and the Fly. 6414
The wild sea roars and lashes the granite cliffs below, And round the misty islets the loud strong tempests blow.
Note 1. See Coleridge, page 505, and Shelley, in note, ibid. [ back] Note 2. See Johnson, page 370. An anecdote is related of Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper (16211683), who, in speaking of religion, said, People differ in their discourse and profession about these matters, but men of sense are really but of one religion. To the inquiry of What religion? the Earl said, Men of sense never tell it.Burnet: History of my own Times, vol. i. p. 175, note (edition 1833). [ back]
Note 3. See Stowell, page 437. [ back]