|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|What ardently we wish, we soon believe.|
YoungNight VII. Part II. Line 1311. Cowper.On his Mothers Picture, Line 38.
|1. I never thought to hear you speak again.|
2. Thy wish was father, Harry, to that thought.
Shakespeare.King Henry IV., Part II. Act IV. Scene 4. (The King to his Son, who had his fathers crown on his head.)
|Thy ominous tongue gives utterance to thy wish.|
Ramage Gk. authors.P. 10, from Æschylus; and again p. 104, from Arrianus.
|Mens thoughts are much according to their inclination.|
Bacon.Essay XXXIX. of Custom.
|The wish, that of the living whole|
No life may fail beyond the grave,
Derives it not from what we have
The likest God within the soul.
Tennyson.In Memoriam, LIV. Verse 1.
|I falter where I firmly trod,|
And falling with my weight of cares
Upon the great worlds altar stairs
That slope through darkness up to God.
Tennyson.In Memoriam, LIV. Verse 4.
|I stretch lame hands of faith and grope|
And faintly trust the larger hope.
Tennyson.In Memoriam, LIV. Verse 5.
|I know no more.|
Tennyson.In Memoriam, LV. Verse 2.
|Two Herveys had a mutual wish|
To please in separate stations;
The one invented Sauce for Fish,
The other Meditations.
Each has his pungent powers applied
To aid the dead and dying;
That relishes a sole when fried,
This saves a soul from frying.
|Ive often wishd that I had clear,|
For life, six hundred pounds a-year,
A handsome house to lodge a friend,
A river at my gardens end,
A terrace walk, and half a rood
Of land set out to plant a wood.
Swift.Horace, Satire VI. Book II.
|What all men wishd, though few could hope to see,|
We are now blessd with, and obliged by thee.
Waller.To Mr. Creech.
|Wishing, of all employments, is the worst,|
Philosophys reverse; and healths decay!
Dr. Young.Night IV. Line 71.
|Thy fickle wish is ever on the wing.|
Dr. Young.Night VIII. Line 917.
|Fate wings with every wish the afflictive dart,|
Each gift of nature, and each grace of art.
Johnson.The Vanity of Human Wishes, Line 15.