|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|John Trumbull. (17501831)|
| But optics sharp it needs, I ween,|
To see what is not to be seen.
| McFingal. Canto i. Line 67.|
| But as some muskets so contrive it|
As oft to miss the mark they drive at,
And though well aimed at duck or plover,
Bear wide, and kick their owners over.
| McFingal. Canto i. Line 93.|
| As though there were a tie|
And obligation to posterity.
We get them, bear them, breed, and nurse:
What has posterity done for us.
That we, lest they their rights should lose,
Should trust our necks to gripe of noose?
| McFingal. Canto ii. Line 121.|
| No man eer felt the halter draw,|
With good opinion of the law.
| McFingal. Canto iii. Line 489.|