|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|Duke of Buckinghamshire Sheffield. (16491720) (continued)|
| Read Homer once, and you can read no more;|
For all books else appear so mean, so poor,
Verse will seem prose; but still persist to read,
And Homer will be all the books you need.
| Essay on Poetry.|
|Thomas Otway. (16521685)|
| O woman! lovely woman! Nature made thee|
To temper man: we had been brutes without you.
Angels are painted fair, to look like you:
There s in you all that we believe of heaven,
Amazing brightness, purity, and truth,
Eternal joy, and everlasting love.
| Venice Preserved. Act i. Sc. 1.|
| Dear as the vital warmth that feeds my life;|
Dear as these eyes, that weep in fondness oer thee. 1
| Venice Preserved. Act v. Sc. 1.|
| And die with decency.|
| Venice Preserved. Act v. Sc. 3.|
| What mighty ills have not been done by woman!|
Who was t betrayed the Capitol?A woman!
Who lost Mark Antony the world?A woman!
Who was the cause of a long ten years war,
And laid at last old Troy in ashes?Woman!
Destructive, damnable, deceitful woman! 2
| The Orphan. Act iii. Sc. 1.|
| Let us embrace, and from this very moment vow an eternal misery together. 3|
| The Orphan. Act iv. Sc. 2.|
See Shakespeare, page 112.
Dear as the light that visits these sad eyes;
Dear as the ruddy drops that warm my heart.
Thomas Gray: The Bard, part i. stanza 3. [back]
O woman, woman! when to ill thy mind
Is bent, all hell contains no fouler fiend.
Alexander Pope: Homers Odyssey, book xi. line 531. [back]
Let us swear an eternal friendship.J. Hookham Frere: The Rovers, act i. sc. 1. [back]