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Around whose lips ivy twines on high.
Banks' Theocritus, Idyll 1, v. 29.
And in this bowl, where wanton ivy twines,
And swelling clusters bend the curling vines;
Four figures rising from the work appear,
The various seasons of the rolling year.
POPE. Pastoral, Spring, line 35, Banko, supra.
DRINK. Drink boldly, and spare not.
, URQUHART's Rabelais, c. 34. Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring.
Pope, on Criticism, line 216.
Drink not the third glass, which thou canst not tame,
When once it is within thee; but hefore
May'st rule it, as thou list; and pour the shame
Which it would pour on thee, upon the floor.
It is most just to throw that on the ground,
Which would throw me there, if I keep the round.
Geo, HERBERT, The Temple, stanza 5.
We faren as he that drunk is as a mouse;
A drunken man wot well he hath a house,
But he ne wot which is the right way thider,
And to a drunken man the way is slider.
SAUNDERS' Chaucer, vol. 1, p. 24
He that is drunken may his mother kill
Big with his sister : he hath lost the reins,
Is outlaw'd by himself: all kind of ill
Did with his liquor slide into his veins.
The drunkard forfeits Man, and doth divest
All worldly right, save what he hath by beast.
Geo. HERBERT, The Temple, stanza 6.
EAGLE AND CHILD. The crest of the Earls of Derby. See some curious traditions respecting the origin of it, in Pegge's Curialia Miscellanea, 202.
EAR THE GROUND. For these two years bath the famine been in the land : and yet there are five years, in the which there shall neither be earing nor harvest.
Genesis, c. 45, v. 6. The oxen likewise and the young asses that ear the ground, shall eat clean provender.
Isaiah, c. 30, v. 24. He that ears my
spares my team, and gives me leave to in the crop. SHAKSPERE, All's well that ends well, act 1, sc. 3.
And let them go
To ear the land that hath some hope to grow,
For I have none.
SHAKSPERE, King Richard 2nd, act 3, sc. 2.
I have, God wot, a large field to ear,
And weake be the oxen in my plough.
SAUNDERS' Chaucer, vol. 1, p. 12.
EARTH, AIR, AND OCEAN.
See through this air, this ocean, and this earth.
POPE, Essay on Man, Epi. 1, line 233.
But at these years, to venture on the fair !
By him who made the ocean, earth, and air.
POPE, January and May, line 208.
Earth, ocean, air, beloved brotherhood !
SHELLEY, The Alastor.
Earth, air, and ocean, glorious three.
RoBT. MONGOMERY. On Woman.
Air, earth, and seas, obey'd th' almighty nod,
And with a general fear, confess'd the God.
DRYDEN, Ovid's Met. book 1.
Earth, sea, and air.
SHAKSPERE, Pericles, act 1, sc. 4. Thomson, Liberty, pt. 2. I speak of that learning which makes us acquainted with the boundless extent of nature, and the universe, and which even while we remain in this world, discovers to us both heaven, earth, and sea.
Yonge's Cicero, Tusulan Dis. book 5, div. 36. Upon this he has power given him over three spirits; one for earth, another for air, and a third for the sea.
GOLDSMITH's Essays. Rules for raising the Devil.
The classic name for Dublin.
Eblana! much lov'd city, hail !
Where first I saw the light of day.
DERRICK's Poem. Boswell's LIFE OF Johnson.
The Gaul, 'tis held of antique story,
Saw Britain link'd to his now adverse strand.
No sea between, nor cliff sublime and hoary,
He pass'd with un-wet feet through all our land,
COLLINS' ODE TO LIBERTY.
NOTE—This tradition is mentioned by several of our old historians.
For of old time, since first the rushing flood,
Urgʻd by Almighty Pow'r, this favour'd Isle
Turn’d flashing from the continent aside,
Indented shore to shore responsive still,
Its' guardian she.
THOMPSON, Britain, Liberty, part 4, line 460.
Cloten. Britain is
A world by itself; and we will nothing pay
For wearing our own noses.
Queen. That opportunity,
Which then they had to take from us, to resume
We have again. Remember, sir, my liege,
The kings your ancestors; together with
The natural bravery of your isle, which stands
As Neptune's park, ribbed and paled in
With rocks unscaleable, and roaring waters ;
With sands that will not bear yonr enemies' boats,
But suck them up to the top-mast.
SHAKSPERE, Cymbeline, Act 3, sc. 1.
O England ! model to thy inward greatness,
Like little body with a mighty heart,
What might'st thou do, that honour would thee do,
Were all thy children kind and natural !
SHAKSPERE, Chorus to Henry 5th, act 2.
This royal throne of kings, this scepter'd isle,
This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars,
This other Eden, demi-paradise ;
This fortress, built by nature for herself,
Against infestion, and the hand of war ;
This happy breed of men, this little world;
This precious stone set in the sil---
Which serves it in the office of a wall,
Or as a moat defensive to a house,
Against the envy of less happier lands;
This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England,
This nurse, this teeming womb of royal kings,
Feard by their breed, and famous by their birth,
Renowned for their deeds as far from home,
(For Christian service and true chivalry,)
As is the sepulchre in stubborn Jewry,
Of the world's ransom, blessed Mary's son:
This land of such dear souls, this dear, dear land,
Dear for her reputation through the world,
Is now leas'd out.
SHAKSPERE, King Richard 2nd, act 2, sc. 1.
May he be suffocate,
That dims the honour of this warlike isle !
SHAKSPERE, King Henry 6th, part 2, act 1, sc. 1.
This England never did, nor never shall,
Lie at the proud foot of a conqueror,
But when it first did help to wound itself.
Now these her princes are come home again,
Come the three corners of the world in arms,
And we shall shock them ; nought shall make us rue,
If England to itself do rest but true.
SHAKSPERE, King John, act 5, sc. 7. England is safe, if true within itself.
SHAKSPERE, Henry 6th, part 3, act 4, 8c. 1. Let us be back'd with God, and with the seas, Which he hath given for fence impregnable, And with their helps only defend ourselves ; In them, and in ourselves, our safety lies.