|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|Nicholas Rowe. (16741718)|
| As if Misfortune made the throne her seat,|
And none could be unhappy but the great. 1
| The Fair Penitent. Prologue.|
| At length the morn and cold indifference came. 2|
| The Fair Penitent. Act i. Sc. 1.|
| Is she not more than painting can express,|
Or youthful poets fancy when they love?
| The Fair Penitent. Act iii. Sc. 1.|
| Is this that haughty gallant, gay Lothario?|
| The Fair Penitent. Act v. Sc. 1.|
|Isaac Watts. (16741748)|
| 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.|
| A flower, when offered in the bud,|
Is no vain sacrifice.
| Divine Songs. Song xii.|
| And he that does one fault at first|
And lies to hide it, makes it two. 3
| Divine Songs. Song xv.|
| 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.|
None think the great unhappy, but the greatEdward Young: The Love of Fame, satire 1, line 238. [back]
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]
See Herbert, Quotation 8. [back]