|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|Thomas Parnell. (16791718) (continued)|
| Let those love now who never loved before;|
Let those who always loved, now love the more.
| Translation of the Pervigilium Veneris. 1|
|Barton Booth. (16811733)|
| True as the needle to the pole,|
Or as the dial to the sun. 2
|Edward Young. (16831765)|
| Tired natures sweet restorer, balmy sleep!|
| Night Thoughts. Night i. Line 1.|
| Night, sable goddess! from her ebon throne,|
In rayless majesty, now stretches forth
Her leaden sceptre oer a slumbering world.
| Night Thoughts. Night i. Line 18.|
| Creation sleeps! T is as the general pulse|
Of life stood still, and Nature made a pause,
An awful pause! prophetic of her end.
| Night Thoughts. Night i. Line 23.|
| The bell strikes one. We take no note of time|
But from its loss.
| Night Thoughts. Night i. Line 55.|
| Poor pensioner on the bounties of an hour.|
| Night Thoughts. Night i. Line 67.|
| To waft a feather or to drown a fly.|
| Night Thoughts. Night i. Line 154.|
| Insatiate archer! could not one suffice?|
Thy shaft flew thrice, and thrice my peace was slain;
And thrice, ere thrice yon moon had filled her horn.
| Night Thoughts. Night i. Line 212.|
| Be wise to-day; t is madness to defer. 3|
| Night Thoughts. Night i. Line 390.|
Written in the time of Julius Cæsar, and by some ascribed to Catullus:
Cras amet qui numquam amavit;
Quique amavit, cras amet
(Let him love to-morrow who never loved before; and he as well who has loved, let him love to-morrow). [back]
See Butler, Quotation 66. [back]
See Congreve, Quotation 10. [back]