C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.


A blaze first pleases and then tires the sight.

Dr. Johnson.

Which of us that is thirty years old has not had his Pompeii? Deep under ashes lies Life, Youth, the careless sports, the pleasures and passions, the darling joy.


Year by year, more and more of the world gets disenchanted. Even the icy privacy of the arctic and antarctic circles is invaded. We have played Jack Horner with our earth, till there is never a plum left in it.