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What is the end of fame? 'tis but to fill
The selfish as a promise of advancement, at least to A certain portion of uncertain paper:
a man's own kin, Some liken it to climbing up a hill,
And common minds as a flattering fact, that men Whose summit, like all hills, is lost in vapour:
have been told of their existence. -Tupper. For this men write, speak, preach, and heroes kill, And bards burn what they call their midnight For fame the wretch beneath the gallows lies, taper,'
Disowning every crime for which he dies, To have, when the original is dust,
Of life profuse, tenacious of a name,
Fearless of death, and yet afraid of shame.
Nature has wove into the human mind
This anxious care of names we leave behind, 'Tis as a snow-ball which derives assistance
To extend our narrow views beyond the tomb, From every flake, and yet rolls on the same,
And give an earnest of a life to come ; Even till an iceberg it may chance to grow ;
For, if when dead, we are but dust or clay,
Why think of what posterity shall say?
Her praise or censure cannot us concern,
Nor ever penetrate the silent urn.
Soame Jennyns. Who were or are the puppet-shows of praiseThe praise of persecution. Gaze again
1203. FAME: must be merited. On the most favour'd; and amidst the blaze
The fame that a man wins himself is best; Of sunset haloes o'er the laurel-brow'd,
That he may call his own : honours put on him
Make him no more a man than his clothes do,
Which are as soon ta'en off; for in the warmth
The heat comes from the body, not the weeds;
So man's true fame must strike from his own deeds. The cool fresh fountain in the day
1204. FAME: must be waited for.
Of boasting more than of a bomb afraid,
Fame is a bubble the reserved enjoy; 1201. FAME: leads men to crime.
Who strive to grasp it, as they touch destroy;
'Tis the world's debt to deeds of high degree; GLORY grows guilty of detested crimes,
But if you pay yourself, the world is free.
1205. FAME: of the wicked. Yet this mad chase of fame, by few pursued,
He left the name, at which the world grew pale, Has drawn destruction on the multitude.
To point a moral, or adorn a tale.- Johnson.
Dryden. 1202, FAME. Lust of
1206. FAME: partial. In all men, from the monarch to the menial, lurketh
Ah me! full sorely is my heart forlorn, lust of fame;
To think how modest worth neglected lies, The savage and the sage alike regard their labours
While partial fame doth with her blasts adorn proudly:
Such deeds alone as pride and pomp disguise, Yea, in death, the glazing eye is illumined by the
Deeds of ill sort, and mischievous emprise. hope of reputation,
Shenstone. And the stricken warrior is glad, that his wounds Will fortune, fame, my present ills relieve? are salved with glory.
And what is fame, that flutt'ring noisy sound, The thoughtful loveth fame as an earnest of better But the cold lie of universal vogue ? immortality,
Thousands of men fall in the field of honour, The industrious and deserving as a symbol of just Whose glorious deeds die in inglorious silence, appreciation,
| Whilst vaunting cowards, favour'd by blind fortune
Reap all the fruit of their successful toils,
H. Smith. 1207. FAME. Posthumous
TRUE fame's a plant that seems to need
1210. FAME: robs men of rest.
Dryden. 1211. FAME: seldom won.
In stress of weather, most ; some sink outright;
1212. FAME. Spur of
I courted fame but as a spur to brave
Mallet. 1213. FAME: strangely won.
1208. FAME. Power of
OH! who shall lightly say that fame
The aspiring youth that fired the Ephesian dome Outlives in fame the pious fool that raised it.
Cibber 1214. FAMILY: a Book.
The family is like a book,
The children are the leaves, The parents are the cover that
Protective beauty gives.
At first the pages of the book
Are blank, and smooth, and fair ; But time soon writeth memories,
And painteth pictures there.
Love is the little golden clasp
That bindeth up the trust; Oh break it not, lest all the leaves
Shall scatter and be lost.
1215. FAMILY: inseparable.
'Tis but one family—the sound is balm,
A seraph-whisper to the wounded heart, It lulls the storm of sorrow to a calm,
And draws the venom from the avenger's dart.
121;. FAMILY Ties of the
T hat is the
A certain Some liken
Whose si For this me
taper, To have,
Tin tsal faaly ilir irrisersone
Tubes lottad tasuta luate is to deras the age of woe I tak se 1180* * to uit the sa m e,
Il si hiyo'ct a Wer fire. Ihsil t se poate ls memory dead?
las tambhal, fumes, anali), and has love grown
If there is happiness belor,
In such a bome she's shrined: The human heart can never know
Enjoyment more refined, Than where the sacred band is twined
Of filial and parental ties That tender union, all combined
Of Nature's holiest sympathies !
Hias ii) Ball and memento fed,
Aulais the living only with us stall ?
Ottopus in our love and ever freah dilight;
Tuli talian jais jis the mourner's sight. er! mtu a thousand was, tar or near,
The wall boy bornes bog om bathin buoushit, Tu tau tela I s Ic! they haunt us here,
I the w rongasins al cut sweetest thought. Ia in jalates, the girllen wires
l's*: Cici ticsuklal to their names betare, Waitakie same thing tri tum exures,
*Tis friendship in its loveliest dress! 'Tis love's most perfect tenderness! All other friendships may decay, All other loves may fade away: Our faults or follies may disgust The friend in whom we fondly trest; Or selfish views may intervene, From us his changeful heart to wean: Or we ourselves may change, and find Faults to which once our love was blind: Or ling’ring pain, or pining care Ai length may weary friendship's ear; And love may gaze with alter'd eye, When beauty's young attractions fly: Bat in that amon, firm and mild, Tha: binds a parent to his child. Suci jarring chords can deve soundSi pamtu, doubs can ever wound
hot benitt: mc jatuna muy decas, An. Sein heart DS ERUT;
an mmani shume
** DESIRL DATE:
ise whom they serve ; with social feelings kind The precepts sage they wrote to many a land ;
Saw in the sun a mighty angel stand, o the Saviour's words! Where two or three And heard great Bab'lon's doom pronounced by et in My name, there in the midst am I.'
Heaven's command. - ve, and welcome to thy family
Then, kneeling down, to heaven's eternal King, e gracious Guest ; and by His blessing try,
The saint, the father, and the husband prays : much domestic bliss and amity
Hope 'springs exulting on triumphant wing,' ang on domestic worship’s hallowing tie!
That thus they all shall meet in future days; Mant.
There ever bask in uncreated rays, 19. FAMILY WORSHIP. Duty of
No more to sigh, or shed the bitter tear,
Together hymning their Creator's praise, Whom God hath made the heads of families, In such society, yet still more dear; He hath made priests to offer sacrifice.
While circling Time moves round in an eternal - - Daily let part of Holy Writ be read,
sphere. Let, as the body, so the soul have bread;
Compared with this, how poor Religion's pride, - For look, how many souls in thy house be,
In all the pomp of method and of art, With just as many souls God trusteth thee.
When men display to congregations wide,
Devotion's every grace, except the heart ! 1220. FAMILY WORSHIP. Picture of
The Power, incensed, the pageant will desert,
The pompous strain, the sacerdotal stole ; Le cheerfu' supper done, wi' serious face,
But, haply, in some cottage far apart, They, round the ingle, form a circle wide ; he sire tums o'er, wi' patriarchal grace,
May hear, well pleased, the language of the soul ;
And in His Book of Lise the inmates poor enroll. The big ha’-Bible, ance his father's pride ;
Burns. lis bonnet reverently is laid aside,
1221. FANATICISM. Definition of
And dreaded more than a contagious touch?
That fire is catching if you draw too near ; They chant their artless notes in simple guise ;
But sage observers oft mistake the flame, They tune their hearts, by far the noblest aim :
And give true piety that odious name. Perhaps ‘Dundee's' wild-warbling measures rise,
To tremble (as the creature of an hour Or plaintive ‘Martyrs,' worthy of the name;
Ought at the view of an Almighty power) Or noble • Elgin' beats the heavenward flame,
Before whose presence, at whose awful throne, The sweetest far of Scotia's holy lays :
All tremble in all worlds, except our own, Compared with these, Italian trills are tame ;
To supplicate His mercy, love His ways, The tickled ears no heartfelt raptures raise ;
And prize them above pleasure, wealth, or praise, Nae unison hae they with our Creator's praise.
Though common sense, allow'd a casting voice, The priest-like father reads the sacred page--
And free from bias, must approve the choice, How Abram was the friend of God on high ;
Convicts a man fanatic in the extreme, Or Moses bade eternal warfare wage
And wild as madness in the world's esteem. With Amalek's ungracious progeny,
But that disease, when soberly defined, Or how the royal bard did groaning lie
Is the false fire of an o'erheated mind; Beneath the stroke of Heaven's avenging ire ;
| It views the truth with a distorted eye, Or Job's pathetic plaint, and wailing cry ;
And either warps or lays it useless by ; Or rapt Isaiah's wild, seraphic fire;
'Tis narrow, selfish, arrogant, and draws Or other holy seers that tune the sacred lyre.
Its sordid nourishment from man's applause;
And while at sin unrelinquish'd lies, Perhaps the Christian volume is the theme,
Presumes itself chief favourite of the skies.-Cowper. How guiltless blood for guilty man was shed; How He, who bore in heaven the second name, 1222. FANCY. Had not on earth whereon to lay His head :
In the soul How His first followers and servants sped ;
Are many lesser faculties, that serve
Reason as chief : among these fancy next
A close designer not to be believed,
shown In wearing others' follies than our own.— Young.
1227. FASHION. Folly of
1223. FAREWELL. Dread of Nay, shrink not from the word 'farewell,' As if 'twere friendship's final knell;
Such fears may prove but vain : So changeful is life's fleeting day, Whene'er we sever hope may say,
"We part to meet again!'
To souls that heavenward soar ;
May meet to part no more. - Barton.
1224. FAREWELL. Welcome and
TIME is like a fashionable host,
The rout is Folly's circle, which she draws
Cowper. 1228. FASHION. Fool of
1225. FASHION. Ban of Fashion, leader of a chattering train, Whom man, for his own hurt, permits to reign, Who shifts and changes all things but his shape, And would degrade her votary to an ape, The fruitful parent of abuse and wrong, Holds a usurp'd dominion o'er his tongue ; There sits and prompts him with his own disgrace, Prescribes the theme, the tone, and the grimace, And, when accomplish'd in her wayward school, Calls gentlemen whom she has made a fool. 'Tis an unalterable, fix'd decree, That none could frame or ratify but she, That heaven and hell, and righteousness and sin, Snares in his path, and foes that lurk within, God and His attributes (a field of day Where 'tis an angel's happiness to stray), Fruits of His love and wonders of His might, Be never named in ears esteem'd polite. That he who dares, when she forbids, be grave, Shall stand proscribed, a madman or a knave,
With scrupulous care exact, he walk'd the rounds Of fashionable duty ; laugh'd when sad ; When merry, wept; deceiving, was deceived ; And flattering, flatter'd. Fashion was his god. Obsequiously he fell before its shrine, In slavish plight, and trembled to offend. If graveness suited, he was grave; if else, He travail'd sorely, and made brief repose, | To work the proper quantity of sin.