|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Oh! lost virtue, lost to manly thought,|
Lost to the noble sallies of the soul!
Who think it solitude to be alone.
Dr. Young.Night III. Line 6.
|Solitudinem faciunt, pacem appellant.|
Tacitus.They make a desert, and call it peace.
|The conduct pursued by some civilized nations in exterminating those they call barbarians.|
Rileys Dict. Lat. Quot.
|Mark! where his carnage and his conquests cease!|
He makes a solitude, and calls it peace!
Byron.The Bride of Abydos, Canto II. Stanza 20.
|Choose them for your lords who spoil and burn whole countries, and call desolation peace.|
Jasper Fisher.The True Trojans, Act V. Scene 2.
|And when the sword has made a solitude,|
That you proclaim a feast.
Murphy.Zenobia, Act IV.; and in his Arminius, Act III.
|But midst the crowd, the hum, the shock of men,|
To hear, to see, to feel, and to possess,
And roam along, the worlds tired denizen,
With none who bless us, none whom we can bless
This is to be alone; this, this is solitude!
Byron.Childe Harold, Canto II. Stanza 26.
|Through the lone groves would pace in solemn mood,|
Wooing the pensive charms of solitude.
Pye.Alfred, Book III. Line 57.
|Solitudes the nurse of woe.|
Parnell.Hymn to Contentment, Line 24.
| Solitude sometimes is best society,|
And short retirement urges sweet return.
Milton.Paradise Lost, Book IX. Line 250.
|To wind the mighty secrets of the past,|
And turn the key of time!
Kirke White.Time a Poem, Line 249.
|How sweet, how passing sweet, is solitude;|
But grant me still a friend in my retreat,
Whom I may whispersolitude is sweet.
Cowper.Retirement, Line 740.
|Sorrows faded form, and solitude behind.|
Gray.The Bard, Verse 4, last Line.
|O solitude! where are the charms|
That sages have seen in thy face?
Better dwell in the midst of alarms,
Than reign in this horrible place.
Cowper.Alexander Selkirk, Verse 1.