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For a' that, and a' that,
Our toils obscure, and a' that;
Song. Is there for Honest Poverty.*
* There are many expressions in Burns' songs, “ Auld Lang Syne,” “Scots wha hae," etc., which have become almost “ household words," but they scarcely come under the denomination of Familiar Quotations, as the phrase is usually understood.
The dawn is overcast, the morning lowers,
Conspiracies no sooner should be formed
* The extracts from Cato are taken from Addison's works, in six volumes, edited by Dr. Hurd, and not from the acting copy of the play ; the reader is requested to notice this, as the arrangement of the acts and scenes differs materially in the play, as represented on the stage, from the works of Addison, as edited by Hurd. The celebrated soliloquy is given here at length, as so many portions of it are constantly quoted.
'Tis not in mortals to command success, But we'll do more, Sempronius; we'll deserve it.
Better to die ten thousand thousand deaths,
Beauty soon grows familiar to the lover,
A day, an hour, of virtuous liberty,
When love once pleads admission to our hearts,
Thanks to the gods! my boy has done his duty.
What pity is it That we can die but once to serve our country !
When vice prevails, and impious men bear sway,
It must be so-Plato, thou reason'st well-
* Give me, kind heaven, a private station,
A mind serene for contemplation :
Gay's Fables, Part ii., Fable 2.
Thus am I doubly armed :-my death and life,
the sun himself
From hence, let fierce contending nations know,
LIBRARY So when an angel by Divine command
UNIVERSITY With rising tempests shakes a guilty land, Such as of late o'er pale Britannia past, Calm and serene he drives the furious blast
; And, pleas'd th' Almighty's orders to perform, Rides in the whirlwind and directs the storm.
The Campaign. Lines 287-292.
* Pope has this line in the Dunciad, Book 11., line 264. See Quotations from Pope. Addison here refers to the great Duke of Marlborough, to whom the Poem of “ the Campaign” was addressed.