|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|If there were reason for these miseries,|
Then into limits could I bind my woes:
Wilt thou have a reason for this coil?
Shakespeare.Titus Andronicus, Act III. Scene 1. (On the mutilation of his daughter Lavinia by Demetrius and Chiron.)
|While reason drew the plan, the heart informd|
The moral page, and fancy lent it grace.
Thomson.Liberty, Part IV.
|I have no other but a womans reason:|
I think him so, because I think him so.
Shakespeare.Two Gentlemen of Verona, Act I. Scene 2. (Lucetta to Julia.)
|Give you a reason on compulsion! If reasons were as plenty as blackberries, I would give no man a reason upon compulsion.|
Shakespeare.King Henry IV., Part I. Act II. Scene 4. (Falstaff to Poins and Prince Henry.)
|Reason raise oer instinct as you can;|
In this tis God directs, in that tis man.
Pope.Essay on Man, Epi. III. Line 97.
|Who taught the nations of the field and wood|
To shun their poison, and to choose their food?
Pope.Essay on Man, Epi. III. Line 99.
|Learn from the beasts the physic of the field.|
Pope.Essay on Man, Epi. III. Line 174.
|His reasons are two grains of wheat hid in two bushels of chaff; you shall seek all day ere you find them; and when you have found them they are not worth the search.|
Shakespeare.Merchant of Venice, Act I. Scene 1. (Bassanio to Antonio.)