John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.
(continued) John Dryden. (16311700) 2966
For pity melts the mind to love. 1
Alexanders Feast. Line 96. 2967
Softly sweet, in Lydian measures, Soon he soothd his soul to pleasures. War, he sung, is toil and trouble; Honour but an empty bubble; Never ending, still beginning, Fighting still, and still destroying. If all the world be worth the winning, Think, oh think it worth enjoying: Lovely Thais sits beside thee, Take the good the gods provide thee.
Alexanders Feast. Line 97. 2968
Sighd and lookd, and sighd again.
Alexanders Feast. Line 120. 2969
And, like another Helen, fird another Troy.
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Could swell the soul to rage, or kindle soft desire.
Alexanders Feast. Line 160. 2971
He raisd a mortal to the skies, She drew an angel down.
Alexanders Feast. Line 169. 2972
A very merry, dancing, drinking, Laughing, quaffing, and unthinking time.
The Secular Masque. Line 40. 2973
Fool, not to know that love endures no tie, And Jove but laughs at lovers perjury. 2
Palamon and Arcite. Book ii. Line 758. 2974
For Art may err, but Nature cannot miss.
The Cock and the Fox. Line 452. 2975
And that one hunting, which the Devil designd For one fair female, lost him half the kind.
Theodore and Honoria. Line 227. 2976
Old as I am, for ladies love unfit, The power of beauty I remember yet.
Cymon and Iphigenia. Line 1.