|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|Edmund Spenser. (1552?1599) (continued)|
| For all that Nature by her mother-wit 1|
Could frame in earth.
| Faerie Queene. Book iv. Canto x. St. 21.|
| Ill can he rule the great that cannot reach the small.|
| Faerie Queene. Book v. Canto ii. St. 43.|
| Who will not mercie unto others show,|
How can he mercy ever hope to have? 2
| Faerie Queene. Book v. Canto ii. St. 42.|
| The gentle minde by gentle deeds is knowne;|
For a man by nothing is so well bewrayed
As by his manners.
| Faerie Queene. Book vi. Canto iii. St. 1.|
| For we by conquest, of our soveraine might,|
And by eternall doome of Fates decree,
Have wonne the Empire of the Heavens bright.
| Faerie Queene. Book vii. Canto vi. St. 33.|
| For of the soule the bodie forme doth take;|
For soule is forme, and doth the bodie make.
| An Hymne in Honour of Beautie. Line 132.|
| For all that faire is, is by nature good; 3|
That is a signe to know the gentle blood.
| An Hymne in Honour of Beautie. Line 139.|
| To kerke the narre from God more farre, 4|
Has bene an old-sayd sawe;
And he that strives to touche a starre
Oft stombles at a strawe.
| The Shepheardes Calender. July. Line 97.|
| Full little knowest thou that hast not tride,|
What hell it is in suing long to bide:
To loose good dayes, that might be better spent;
To wast long nights in pensive discontent;
To speed to-day, to be put back to-morrow;
To feed on hope, to pine with feare and sorrow.
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