My brother, when thou hast a virtue, and it is thine own virtue, thou hast it in common with no one.
Then hast thou its name in common with the people, and hast become one of the people and the herd with thy virtue!
Reader, perhaps thou hast seen the statue of the Venus de Medicis .
Now if thou hast seen all these, be not afraid of the rude answer which Lord Rochester once gave to a man who had seen many things.
OEDIPUS Theseus, thy words so apt, so generous So comfortable, need no long reply Both who I am and of what lineage sprung, And from what land I came, thou hast declared.
1) Thou hast come to a steed-famed land for rest, O stranger worn with toil, To a land of all lands the goodliest Colonus' glistening soil.
No portents now our foes amaze, Forsaken Israel wanders lone; Our fathers would not know =Thy= ways, And =Thou= hast left them to their own.
But =Thou= hast said, the blood of goat, The flesh of rams, I will not prize; A contrite heart, and humble thought, Are mine accepted sacrifice.
"Peace," said Don Quixote; "where hast
thou ever seen or heard that a knight-errant has been arraigned before a court of justice, however many homicides he may have committed?"
Though thou hast
now offended like a man, Do not persever in it like a devil: Yet, yet thou hast
an amiable soul, If sin by custom grow not into nature; Then, Faustus, will repentance come too late; Then thou art banish'd from the sight of heaven: No mortal can express the pains of hell.
"Such a friend as thou hast
even now wished for," said she, "with whom to weep over thy sin, thou hast
in me, the partner of it!" Again she hesitated, but brought out the words with an effort "Thou hast
long had such an enemy, and dwellest with him, under the same roof!"
thou e'er heard the song of the Deserted Shepherdess?"