John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.
(continued) Sir John Denham. (16151669) 2847
Actions of the last age are like almanacs of the last year.
The Sophy. A Tragedy. 2848
But whither am I strayed? I need not raise Trophies to thee from other mens dispraise; Nor is thy fame on lesser ruins built; Nor needs thy juster title the foul guilt Of Eastern kings, who, to secure their reign, Must have their brothers, sons, and kindred slain. 1
On Mr. John Fletchers Works.
Richard Crashaw. (1612?1649) 2849
The conscious water saw its God and blushed. 2
Whoeer she be, That not impossible she, That shall command my heart and me.
Wishes to his Supposed Mistress. 2851
Whereer she lie, Locked up from mortal eye, In shady leaves of destiny.
Wishes to his Supposed Mistress. 2852
Days that need borrow No part of their good morrow From a fore-spent night of sorrow.
Wishes to his Supposed Mistress. 2853
Life that dares send A challenge to his end, And when it comes, say, Welcome, friend!
Wishes to his Supposed Mistress.
Note 1. Poets are sultans, if they had their will; For every author would his brother kill. Orrery: Prologues (according to Johnson). Should such a man, too fond to rule alone, Bear, like the Turk, no brother near the throne. Alexander Pope: Prologue to the Satires, line 197. [ back]
Note 2. Nympha pudica Deum vidit, et erubuit (The modest Nymph saw the god, and blushed). Epigrammationa Sacra. Aquæ in vinum versæ, p. 299. [ back]