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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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John Gay. (1685–1732) (continued)
 
3816
    So comes a reckoning when the banquet ’s o’er,—
The dreadful reckoning, and men smile no more. 1
          The What d’ ye call it. Act ii. Sc. 9.
3817
    ’T is woman that seduces all mankind;
By her we first were taught the wheedling arts.
          The Beggar’s Opera. Act i. Sc. 1.
3818
    Over the hills and far away. 2
          The Beggar’s Opera. Act i. Sc. 1.
3819
    If the heart of a man is depress’d with cares,
The mist is dispell’d when a woman appears.
          The Beggar’s Opera. Act ii. Sc. 1.
3820
    The fly that sips treacle is lost in the sweets.
          The Beggar’s Opera. Act ii. Sc. 2.
3821
    Brother, brother! we are both in the wrong.
          The Beggar’s Opera. Act ii. Sc. 2.
3822
    How happy could I be with either,
Were t’ other dear charmer away!
          The Beggar’s Opera. Act ii. Sc. 2.
3823
    The charge is prepar’d, the lawyers are met,
The judges all ranged,—a terrible show!
          The Beggar’s Opera. Act iii. Sc. 2.
3824
    All in the Downs the fleet was moor’d.
          Sweet William’s Farewell to Black-eyed Susan.
3825
    Adieu, she cried, and waved her lily hand.
          Sweet William’s Farewell to Black-eyed Susan.
3826
    Remote from cities liv’d a swain,
Unvex’d with all the cares of gain;
His head was silver’d o’er with age,
And long experience made him sage.
          Fables. Part i. The Shepherd and the Philosopher.
3827
    Whence is thy learning? Hath thy toil
O’er books consum’d the midnight oil? 3
          Fables. Part i. The Shepherd and the Philosopher.
3828
    Where yet was ever found a mother
Who ’d give her booby for another?
          Fables. Part i. The Mother, the Nurse, and the Fairy.
 
Note 1.
The time of paying a shot in a tavern among good fellows, or Pantagruelists, is still called in France a “quart d’heure de Rabelais,”—that is, Rabelais’s quarter of an hour, when a man is uneasy or melancholy.—Life of Rabelais (Bohn’s edition), p. 13. [back]
Note 2.
O’er the hills and far away.—D’Urfey: Pills to purge Melancholy (1628–1723). [back]
Note 3.
”Midnight oil,”—a common phrase, used by Quarles, Shenstone, Cowper, Lloyd, and others. [back]
 

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