|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|A mighty man, had not some cunning sin,|
Amidst so many virtues, crowded in.
Cowley.The Davideis, Book III. Line 75.
|Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall.|
Shakespeare.Measure for Measure, Act II. Scene 1. (Ercalus in reference to the execution of Claudio.)
|Compound for sins they are inclined to,|
By damning those they have no mind to.
Butler.Hudibras, Canto I. Line 215.
|That which he hath an inclination to is always dressed up in all the false beauty that a fond and busy imagination can give it; the other appeareth naked and deformed, and in all the true circumstances of folly and dishonour.|
Swift.On Knowing Ones self.
|Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it were with a cart-rope.|
Isaiah, Chap. v. Ver. 18.
|Where lives the man that has not tried|
How mirth can into folly glide,
And folly into sin?
Scott.Bridal of Triermain, Canto I. Stanza 21.
|Sin let loose, speaks punishment at hand.|
Cowper.Expostulation, Line 160.
|Think not for wrongs like these unscourged to live;|
Long may ye sin, and long may Heaven forgive;
But when ye least expect, in sorrows day,
Vengeance shall fall more heavy for delay.
Churchill.Gotham, Book II. Line 557.
|Sin from my lips? O trespass sweetly urged! Give me my sin again.|
Shakespeare.Romeo and Juliet, Act I. Scene 5. (Romeo to her.)
|So nature prompts: drawn by her secret tie,|
We view a parents deeds with reverent eye;
With fatal haste, alas! the example take,
And love the sin for the dear sinners sake.
Juvenal.Transl. by Gifford, Sat. 14, Line 31.
|How shall I lose the sin yet keep the sense,|
And love the offender yet detest the offence?
Pope.Abelard and Eloise, Line 191.