|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Virtue itself turns vice, being misapplied;|
And vice sometimes by action dignified.
Shakespeare.Romeo and Juliet, Act II. Scene 3. (The Friar.)
|To sanction vice, and hunt decorum down.|
|Vice is a monster of so frightful mien,|
As, to be hated, needs but to be seen;
Yet seen too oft, familiar with her face,
We first endure, then pity, then embrace.
Pope.Essay on Man, Epi. II. Line 217.
| I can gild vice,|
And praise it into alchymy, till it go
For perfect gold.
Randolph.The Muses Looking-glass, Act IV. Scene 5.
|The gods are just, and of our pleasant vices|
Make instruments to plague us.
Shakespeare.King Lear, Act V. Scene 3. (Edgar to Edmund.)
|Children in their rudiments to vices|
Old men to shew examples.
Fletcher.Thierry and Theodoret, Act I. Scene 1.
|Vice gets more in this vicious world than piety.|
Fletcher.Loves Cure, Act III. Scene 1.
|The ghosts of men, in former times,|
Whose public virtues were their crimes.
Churchill.The Duellist, Book I. Line 163.
|Raised from the dust upon the merit of their vices.|
Swift.Voyage to the Houyhnhnms, Ch. 10.
|Vice many times finds such loud friends,|
That preachers are charmd silent.
Webster.The White Devil. The Arraynment of Vittoria. (Monticelso to her.)
|Vice in its own pure native ugliness.|
Crabbe.Tales of the Hall, Book XI.
|Where th extreme of vice was neer agreed.|
Pope.Essay on Man, Epi. II. Line 221.