|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|What a glorious creature was he who first discovered the use of tobacco!the industrious retires from businessthe voluptuous from pleasurethe lover from a cruel mistressthe husband from a cursed wifeand I from all the world to my pipe.|
Fielding.The Grub Street Opera, Act III. Scene 1.
|As bland he puffd the pipe oer weekly news,|
His bosom kindles with sublimer views.
T. Wharton.Newmarket, Line 87.
|The child of tobacco, his pipes, and his papers.|
Ben Jonson.The Fortunate Isles.
Spenser.Fairy Queen, Book III. Canto V. Verse 32.
|Sublime tobacco! which, from east to west,|
Cheers the tars labour or the Turkmans rest;
Which on the Moslems ottoman divides
His hours, and rivals opium and his brides;
Magnificent in Stamboul, but less grand,
Though not less loved, in Wapping or the Strand:
Divine in hookas, glorious in a pipe
When tippd with amber, mellow, rich and ripe;
Like other charmers, wooing the caress,
More dazzlingly when daring in full dress;
Yet thy true lovers more admire by far
Thy naked beautiesgive me a cigar!
Byron.The Island, Canto II. Stanza 19.
|The pipe with solemn interposing puff,|
Makes half a sentence at a time enough;
The dozing sages drop the drowsy strain,
Then pause, and puffand speak, and pause again.
Cowper.Conversation, Line 245.
|A good vomit, I confess, a virtuous herb if it be well qualified, opportunely taken, and medicinally used; but as it is commonly abused by most men, which take it as tinkers do ale, tis a plague, a mischief, a violent purger of goods, lands, health, hellish, devilish and damned tobacco, the ruin and overthrow of body and soul.|
Burton.Anat. of Melancholy, Part II. Sect. IV. Memb. 2. Subs. 1.
|Pernicious weed! whose scent the fair annoys,|
Unfriendly to societys chief joys;
Thy worst effect is banishing for hours
The sex whose presence civilizes ours.
Cowper.Conversation, Line 251.
|Among other regulations it would be very convenient to prevent the excess of drinking; with that scurvy custom among the lads, and parent of the former vice, the taking of tobacco where it is not absolutely necessary in point of health.|
Swift.On the advancement of Religion. (Roscoes Ed. of his Life, Page 277.)