ALONE.—What is the worst of woes that wait on age?
What stamps the wrinkle deeper on the brow?
To view each loved one blotted from life’s page,
And be alone on earth, as I am now.

Byron.—Childe Harold, Canto II. Stanza 98.

When musing on companions gone,
We doubly feel ourselves alone.

Scott.—Marmion, Introduction to Canto II.

She lived all alone, in a house by herself.

Longfellow.—Hyperion, Book I. Canto II.

Nobody with me at sea but myself.

Goldsmith.—The Haunch of Venison, Line 60.

The time never lies heavy upon him; it is impossible for him to be alone.

Addison.—Spectator, No. XCIII. See title “Leisure.”

AMBITION.—Ambition this shall tempt to rise,
Then whirl the wretch from high,
To bitter Scorn a sacrifice,
And grinning infamy.

Gray.—Prospect of Eton College, Stanza 8.

They that stand high, have many blasts to shake them;
And if they fall, they dash themselves to pieces.

Shakespeare.—King Richard III., Act I. Scene 3. (Queen Margaret to Gloster.)

The highest and most lofty trees have the most reason to dread the thunder.

Rollin.—Ancient History, Book VI. Chap. 2.

I have no spur
To prick the sides of my intent, but only
Vaulting ambition, which o’erleaps itself,
And falls on the other.

Shakespeare.—Macbeth, Act I. Scene 7.

When that the poor have cried, Cæsar hath wept:
Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.

Shakespeare.—Julius Cæsar, Act III. Scene 2. (Anthony to the Citizens.)

Fling away ambition;
By that sin fell the angels.

Shakespeare.—King Henry VIII., Act III. Scene 2. (Wolsey to Cromwell.)

AMBITION.—A hop and skip shall raise the son of a cobbler, well underlaid with pieces, to the government of a prince, till overmuch ambitious cutting wears him to his last.

Nabbes.—Microcosmus, Act II.

From servants hasting to be gods.

Pollok.—The Course of Time, Book II.

AMEN.—Amen! responded my uncle Toby, laying his hand upon his heart.

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