|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Pity the sorrows of a poor old man,|
Whose trembling limbs have brought him to your door.
The Rev. Thos. Moss.Gentlemans Magazine, LXX. p. 41. (The Beggars Petition.)
|What comfort can a wretch like me bestow?|
He best can pity who has felt the woe.
Gay.Dione, Act II. Scene 2.
|Pity melts the mind to love.|
|1. I pity you.|
2. Thats a degree to love.
Shakespeare.Twelfth Night, Act III. Scene 1. (Viola to Olivia.)
| Do pity me;|
Pitys akin to love; and every thought
Of that soft kind is welcome to my soul.
Southern.Oroonoka, Act II. Scene 1.
| Pity, some say, is the parent|
Of future love.
Beaumont and Fletcher.The Spanish Curate, Act V. Scene 1.
|And some say pity is the child of love.|
Cotton.Loves Triumph, Verse 5.
|Pity swells the tide of love.|
Dr. Young.Night III. Line 106.
|They would your virgin soul to pity move,|
And pity may at last be changed to love.
| If pity move|
Your generous bosom, pity those who love.
Gay.Dione, Act I. Scene 1.
|Careless their merits or their faults to scan,|
His pity gave ere charity began.
Goldsmith.The Deserted Village, Line 161.
|Those that can pitymaylet fall a tear.|
Shakespeare.King Henry VIII., Prol. Line 5.
|He hath a tear for pity, and a hand|
Open as day for melting charity.
Shakespeare.King Henry IV., Part II. Act IV. Scene 4. (The King to Clarence, speaking of his son Prince Henry.)
|And mournd till pitys self be dead.|
Collins.Dirge in Cymbeline, Verse 6.