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A quotation, like a pun, should come unsought, and then be welcomed only for some
of felicity justifying the intrusion.
Are we at last brought to such a humiliating and debasing degradation, that we cannot be trusted with arms for our own defence Where is the difference between having our arms in our own possession and under our own direction, and having them under the management of Congress If our defence be therealobject of having those arms, in whose hands can they be trusted with more
, or equal safety to us, as in our own hands
Poesy is a beauteous damsel, chaste, honourable, discreet, witty, retired, and who keeps herself within the limits of
. She is a friend of solitude; fountains entertain her, meadows console her, woods free her from ennui, flowers delight her; in short, she gives pleasure and instruction to all with whom she communicates.
was a rigid master, but one that must be obeyed if one wanted to keep a sterling reputation.
Riches may enable us to confer favours, but to confer them with
and grace requires a something that riches cannot give.
Charles Caleb Colton
Without an acquaintance with the rules of
, it is impossible for the character to be established.
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