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AMBITION and MODERATION.
Moderation must not claim the merit of combating and conquering ambition ; for they can never exist in the same subject. Moderation is the languor and sloth of the soul ; ambition its activity and ardour.
AMBITION and CHOLER.
Ambition is like choler, which is a humour that maketh men active, earnest, full of alacrity, and stirring, if it be not stopped ; but if it be stopped, and cannot have its way, it becometh fiery, and thereby malign and venomous.
Essay on Ambition.-LORD Bacon.
ANGELS. Ministration of
The Ministry of Angels.--EDMUND SPENSER. ANGLING.
The pleasantest angling is to see the fish
ANGUISH and DISCONTENT.
Corroding Anguish, soul-subduing pain,
Genius : An Ode.-H. K. WHITE.
ANIMALS. Against Cruelty to
The Fawn.—ANDREW MARVEL.
ANTICIPATION and REALISATION.
'Tis an old lesson ; Time approves it true,
Still to the last it rankles, a disease,
APPEARANCE. Affectation of
In every profession, every individual affects to appear what he would willingly be esteemed; so that we may say, the world is composed of nothing but appearances.
Maxims, XI. --ROCHEFOUCAULT.
APPEARANCES. Against judging by
A civil habit
The Beggar's Bush, Act 11. Scene III.
APPLICATION. Triumph of
Few things are impracticable in themselves ; and it is for want of application, rather than of means, that men fail of success.
Much Ado about Nothing, Act 1. Scene 1.-SHAKSPERE.
Poor little foal of an oppressed race !
To a Young Ass.-SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE.
ASTROLOGY. Falsehood of
Hereafter I will admire God more, and fear astrologers less; not affrighted with their doleful predictions of dearth and drought, collected from the complexions of the planets. Must the earth of necessity be sad, because some ill-natured star is sullen? As if the grass could not grow without asking it leave. Whereas God's power, which made herbs before the stars, can preserve them without their propitious, yea, against their malignant aspects.
Scripture Observations, xvIII.—THOMAS FULLER.
Or own the soul immortal, or invert
Through every scene of sense superior far :
Night Thoughts, vii. Line 290.-EDWARD YOUNG.
The great atheists indeed are hypocrites, who are ever handling holy things but without feeling ; so as they must needs be cauterized in the end.
Essay on Atheism.-Lord BACON. AVARICE.
Misers mistake gold for their good; whereas it is only a mean of attaining it.
Maxims, XLI. -ROCHEFOUCAULT.