John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.
Nathaniel Cotton. (17071788) 3953
If solid happiness we prize, Within our breast this jewel lies, And they are fools who roam. The world has nothing to bestow; From our own selves our joys must flow, And that dear hut, our home.
The Fireside. Stanza 3. 3954
To be resignd when ills betide, Patient when favours are denid, And pleasd with favours given, Dear Chloe, this is wisdoms part; This is that incense of the heart 1 Whose fragrance smells to heaven.
The Fireside. Stanza 11. 3955
Thus hand in hand through life we ll go; Its checkerd paths of joy and woe With cautious steps we ll tread.
The Fireside. Stanza 31. 3956
Yet still we hug the dear deceit.
Content. Vision iv. 3957
Hold the fleet angel fast until he bless thee.
Henry Fielding. (17071754) 3958
All Nature wears one universal grin.
Tom Thumb the Great. Act i. Sc. 1. 3959
Petition me no petitions, sir, to-day; Let other hours be set apart for business. To-day it is our pleasure to be drunk; And this our queen shall be as drunk as we.
Tom Thumb the Great. Act i. Sc. 2. 3960
When I m not thankd at all, I m thankd enough; I ve done my duty, and I ve done no more.
Tom Thumb the Great. Act i. Sc. 3. 3961
Thy modesty s a candle to thy merit.
Tom Thumb the Great. Act i. Sc. 3.
Note 1. The incense of the heart may rise.Pierpont: Every Place a Temple. [ back]