John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.
(continued) James Thomson. (17001748) 3916
Health is the vital principle of bliss, And exercise, of health.
The Castle of Indolence. Canto ii. Stanza 55. 3917
Forever, Fortune, wilt thou prove An unrelenting foe to love; And when we meet a mutual heart, Come in between and bid us part?
Whoeer amidst the sons Of reason, valour, liberty, and virtue Displays distinguishd merit, is a noble Of Natures own creating.
Coriolanus. Act iii. Sc. 3. 3919
O Sophonisba! Sophonisba, O! 1
Sophonisba. Act iii. Sc. 2. 3920
When Britain first, at Heavens command, Arose from out the azure main, This was the charter of her land, And guardian angels sung the strain: Rule, Britannia! Britannia rules the waves! Britons never shall be slaves.
Alfred. Act ii. Sc. 5.
John Dyer. (1700?1758) 3921
A little rule, a little sway, A sunbeam in a winters day, Is all the proud and mighty have Between the cradle and the grave.
Grongar Hill. Line 88. 3922
Ever charming, ever new, When will the landscape tire the view?
Grongar Hill. Line 102. 3923
Disparting towers Trembling all precipitate down dashd, Rattling around, loud thundering to the moon.
The Ruins of Rome. Line 40.
Note 1. The line was altered after the second edition to O Sophonisba! I am wholly thine. [ back]