|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
| It may well wait a century for a reader, as God has waited six thousand years for an observer.|
| John Kepler (15711630). Martyrs of Science (Brewster). P. 197.|
| Needle in a bottle of hay.|
| Field ( 1641): A Womans a Weathercock. (Reprint, 1612, p. 20.)|
| He is a fool who thinks by force or skill|
To turn the current of a womans will.
| Samuel Tuke ( 1673): Adventures of Five Hours. Act v. Sc. 3.|
| Laugh and be fat.|
| John Taylor (1580?1684). Title of a Tract, 1615.|
| Diamond cut diamond.|
| John Ford (15861639): The Lovers Melancholy. Act i. Sc. 1.|
| A liberty to that only which is good, just, and honest.|
| John Winthrop (15881649): Life and Letters. Vol. ii. p. 341.|
| I preached as never sure to preach again,|
And as a dying man to dying men.
| Richard Baxter (16151691): Love breathing Thank and Praise.|
| Though this may be play to you,|
T is death to us.
| Roger LEstrange (16161704): Fables from Several Authors. Fable 398.|
| And there s a lust in man no charm can tame|
Of loudly publishing our neighbours shame;
On eagles wings immortal scandals fly,
While virtuous actions are but born and die.
| Stephen Harvey (circa 1627): Juvenal, Satire ix.|
| May I govern my passion with absolute sway,|
And grow wiser and better as my strength wears away.
| Walter Pope (16301714): The Old Mans Wish.|