|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|So sweetly she sang, as in silence she strayd|
Oer the ruins of Babylons towers.
Sloman.The Maid of Judah.
|Silence in love betrays more woe|
Than words, though neer so witty;
A beggar that is dumb, you know,
May challenge double pity.
Sir Walter Raleigh.The Silent Lover, Verse 6.
|I tell you, sir, the lady is not at liberty. Its a match. You see she says nothing. Silence gives consent.|
Goldsmith.The Good-natured Man, Act II.
|You promised me your silence, and you break it|
Ere I have scarce begun.
Dryden.All for Love, Act II. Scene 1.
|Dye think a womans silence can be natural?|
Farquhar.The Inconstant, Act II.
|Let silence close our folding-doors of speech.|
Carey.Chrononhotonthologos, Scene 1.
|The Muses were dumb while Apollo lectured.|
Charles Lamb.Letter to Barton.