John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.
Nicholas Rowe. (16741718) 3249
As if Misfortune made the throne her seat, And none could be unhappy but the great. 1
The Fair Penitent. Prologue. 3250
At length the morn and cold indifference came. 2
The Fair Penitent. Act i. Sc. 1. 3251
Is she not more than painting can express, Or youthful poets fancy when they love?
The Fair Penitent. Act iii. Sc. 1. 3252
Is this that haughty gallant, gay Lothario?
The Fair Penitent. Act v. Sc. 1.
Isaac Watts. (16741748) 3253
Wheneer I take my walks abroad, How many poor I see! What shall I render to my God For all his gifts to me?
Divine Songs. Song iv. 3254
A flower, when offered in the bud, Is no vain sacrifice.
Divine Songs. Song xii. 3255
And he that does one fault at first And lies to hide it, makes it two. 3
Divine Songs. Song xv. 3256
Let dogs delight to bark and bite, For God hath made them so; Let bears and lions growl and fight, For t is their nature too.
Divine Songs. Song xvi.
Note 1. None think the great unhappy, but the great Edward Young: The Love of Fame, satire 1, line 238. [ back] Note 2. But with the morning cool reflection came. Sir Walter Scott: Chronicles of the Canongate, chap. iv. Scott also quotes it in his notes to The Monastery, chap. iii. note 11; and with calm substituted for cool in The Antiquary, chap. v.; and with repentance for reflection in Rob Roy, chap. xii. [ back]
Note 3. See Herbert, Quotation 8. [ back]