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In the elder days of Art,
Longfellow : The Builders.
GOLD - see Apparel, Avarice, Money, Riches
All that glisters is not gold,
Shaks.: Mer. of Venice. Act ii. Sc. 7.
Shaks. : 2 Henry IV. Act iv. Sc. 4. O thou sweet king-killer, and dear divorce 'Twixt natural son and sire! thou bright defiler Of Hymen's purest bed! thou valiant Mars ! Thou ever young, fresh, loved, and delicate wooer, Whose blush doth thaw the consecrated snow That lies on Dian's lap! thou visible god, That sold’rest close impossibilities, And mak'st them kiss! that speak'st with every tongue To every purpose! O thou touch of hearts ! Think, thy slave man rebels; and, by thy virtue, Set them into confounding odds, that beasts May have the world in empire ! 1958
Shaks.: T'imon of A. Act iv. Sc. 3
Shaks.: Cymbeline. Act ii. Sc. 3
Gold; worse poison to men's souls,
Shaks. : Rom. and Jul. Act v. Sc. 1
Pope : Essay on Man. Epis. iv. Line 187 O cursed lust of gold! when for thy sake The fool throws up his interest in both worlds; First starved in this, then damn'd in that to come! 1962
Blair: Grave. Line 347 Because my blessings are abus’d, Must I be censur'd, curs’d, accus'd? Even virtue's self by knaves is made A cloak to carry on the trade. 1963
Gay: Fables. Pt. i. Fable 6. Can gold calm passion, or make reason shine? Can we dig peace, or wisdom, from the mine? Wisdom to gold prefer; for 'tis much less To make our fortune, than our happiness. 1964
Young : Love of Fame. Satire vi. Line 279. Gold! Gold! Gold! Gold ! Bright and yellow, hard and cold, Molten, graven, hammer'd, and rollid; Heavy to get, and light to hold; Hoarded, barter'd, bought, and sold, Stolen, borrow'd, squander'd, doled : Spurn’d by the young, but hugg’d by the old To the very verge of the churchyard mould; Price of many a crime untold; Gold! Gold! Gold! Gold ! Good or bad a thousand-fold ! How widely its agencies vary To save — to ruin - to curse to bless As even its minted coins express, Now stamp'd with the image of Good Queen Bess, And now of a bloody Mary. 1965
Hood: Miss Kilmansegg. Her Moral GOLDEN-ROD.
I lie amid the Golden-rod,
Mary Clemmer: Goldel-Roch GOODNESS see Benevolence, Bounty.
May he live
Shaks. : Henry VIII. Act ii. Sc. i 'Tis a kind of good deed to say well, And yet words are no deeds. 1968
Shaks. : Henry VIII. Act iii. Sc. 2
Good, the more Communicated, the more abundant grows. 1969
Milton : Par. Lost. Bk. v. Line 71. And grant the bad what happiness they would; One they must want, which is, to pass for good. 1970
Pope : Essay on Man. Epis. iv. Line 91. Who does the best his circumstance allows, Does well, acts nobly; angels could no more. 1971
Young : Night Thoughts. Night ii. Line 91 The good are better made by ill, As odors crush'd are sweeter still. 1972
Rogers : Jacqueline. St. 3. Hard was their lodging, homely was their food, For all their luxury was doing good. 1973
Garth: Claremont. Line 148. Oh, sir! the good die first, And they whose hearts are dry as summer's dust, Burn to the socket.
1974 Wordsworth: The Excursion. Bk. i. Line 504. Be good, sweet maid, and let who will be clever; Do noble things, not dream them, all day long : And so make life, death, and that vast forever One grand, sweet song. 1975
Charles Kingsley: A Farewell. Evil and good are God's right hand and left. 1976
Bailey : Festus. Proem. Line 271.
At once, good night:
Shaks.: Macbeth. Act iii. Sc. 4
Shaks. : Rom. and Jul. Act ii. Sc. 2 212
GOOD NIGHT - GRACE.
Look, the world's comforter, with weary gait,
Shaks. : Venus and A. Line 529
Scott: Marmion. Canto vi. L'Envoy
GOVERNMENT- see Kings.
Each petty hand Can steer a ship becalm’d; but he that will Govern and carry her to her ends, must know His tides, his currents, how to shift his sails; What she will bear in foul, what in fair weathers; Where her springs are, her leaks, and how to stop ’em; What strands, what shelves, what rocks do threaten her. 1981
Ben Jonson : Catiline. Act iii. Sc. I All countries are a wise man's home, And so are governments to some, Who change them for the same intrigues That statesmen use in breaking leagues; While others in old faiths and troths, Look odd, as out-of-fashion'd clothes. 1982
Butler : Hudibras. Pt. iii. Canto il. Line 1293 For forms of government let fools contest, Whate'er is best administer'd is best. 1983
Pope : Essay on Man. Epis. iii. Line 303 May you, may Cam and Isis, preach it long ! The right divine of kings to govern wrong. 1984
Pope : Dunciad. Bk. iv. Line 187 'Tis government that makes them seem divine. 1985
Shaks. : 3 Henry VI. Act i. Sc. 4. For just experience tells, in every soil, That those who think must govern those who toil. 1986
Goldsmith : Traveller. Line 371.
GRACE - see Beauty.
To some kind of men
O what a world is this, when what is comely
Shaks.: As You Like It. Act ii. Sc. 3
When once our grace we have forgot,
Shaks.: M. for M. Act iv. Sc. 4.
Shaks.: Troil. and Cress. Act iv, Sc. 5
Shaks.: Pericles. Act i. Sc 1 Grace was in all her steps, heaven in her eye, In every gesture dignity and love. 1991
Milton: Par. Lost. Bk. viii. Line 488 'Cause grace, and virtue are within Prohibited degrees of kin; And therefore no true saint allows They should be suffer’d to espouse. 1992
Butler: Hudibras. Pt. iii. Canto i. Line 1293 A foot more light, a step more true, Ne'er from the heath-flower dash'd the dew. 1993
Scott: Lady of the Lake. Canto i. St. 18 That caressing and exquisite grace — never bold, Ever present — which just a few women possess. 1994
Owen Meredith : Lucile. Pt. i. Canto iii. St. 9. An inborn grace that nothing lacked Of culture or appliance, The warmth of genial courtesy, The calm of self-reliance. 1995
Whittier : Among the Hills. St. 23
O thou that swing'st upon the waving ear
Richard Lovelace : The Grasshopper
Ah! vainest of all things
Longfellow : Belisarius