|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|James Thomson. (17001748) (continued)|
| Health is the vital principle of bliss,|
And exercise, of health.
| The Castle of Indolence. Canto ii. Stanza 55.|
| 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.|
| O Sophonisba! Sophonisba, O! 1|
| Sophonisba. Act iii. Sc. 2.|
| 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)|
| 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.|
| Ever charming, ever new,|
When will the landscape tire the view?
| Grongar Hill. Line 102.|
| Disparting towers|
Trembling all precipitate down dashd,
Rattling around, loud thundering to the moon.
| The Ruins of Rome. Line 40.|
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