|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|John Dryden. (16311700) (continued)|
| Errors, like straws, upon the surface flow;|
He who would search for pearls must dive below.
| All for Love. Prologue.|
| Men are but children of a larger growth.|
| All for Love. Act iv. Sc. 1.|
| Your ignorance is the mother of your devotion to me. 1|
| The Maiden Queen. Act i. Sc. 2.|
| Burn daylight.|
| The Maiden Queen. Act ii. Sc. 1.|
| I am resolved to grow fat, and look young till forty. 2|
| The Maiden Queen. Act iii. Sc. 1.|
| But Shakespeares magic could not copied be;|
Within that circle none durst walk but he.
| The Tempest. Prologue.|
| I am as free as Nature first made man,|
Ere the base laws of servitude began,
When wild in woods the noble savage ran.
| The Conquest of Granada. Part i. Act i. Sc. 1.|
| Forgiveness to the injured does belong;|
But they neer pardon who have done the wrong. 3
| The Conquest of Granada. Part ii. Act i. Sc. 2.|
| What precious drops are those|
Which silently each others track pursue,
Bright as young diamonds in their infant dew?
| The Conquest of Granada. Part ii. Act iii. Sc. 1.|
| Fame then was cheap, and the first comer sped;|
And they have kept it since by being dead.
| The Conquest of Granada. Epilogue.|
See Burton, Quotation 82. [back]
Fat, fair, and forty.Sir Walter Scott: St. Ronans Well, chap. vii.
Mrs. Trench, in a letter, Feb. 18, 1816, writes: Lord is going to marry Lady , a fat, fair, and fifty card-playing resident of the Crescent. [back]
Quos læserunt et oderunt (Whom they have injured they also hate).Seneca: De Ira, lib. ii. cap. 33.
Proprium humani ingenii est odisse quem læseris (It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured).Tacitus: Agricola, 42. 4.
Chi fa ingiuria non perdona mai (He never pardons those he injures).Italian Proverb. [back]