|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Most women have no characters at all.|
Pope.Moral Essays, Epi. II. Line 2.
|What! fair, and young, and faithful too?|
A miracle, if this be true!
Anonymous.Said to be from a play of Wallers.
|Hard is the fortune that your sex attends;|
Women, like princes, find few real friends.
Lyttleton.Advice to a Lady, 1731, Line 9.
|Two women placed together makes cold weather.|
Shakespeare.Henry VIII. Act I. Scene 4. (The Chamberlain to Lord Sands.)
|No reason ask, our reason is our will.|
Marston.The Malcontent, Act I. Scene 6.
|And what they think in their hearts they may effectthey will break their hearts but they will effect.|
Shakespeare.Merry Wives of Windsor, Act II. Scene 2. (Ford.)
|Ive seen your stormy seas and stormy women,|
And pity lovers rather more than seamen.
|He knew the stormy souls of woman kind.|
Dryden.The Æneid, Book V. Line 7.
|We cannot fight for love as men may do;|
We should be wood, and were not made to woo.
Shakespeare.Midsummer Nights Dream, Act II. Scene 2. (Helena to Demetrius.)
|Follow a shadow, it still flies you;|
Seem to fly it, it will pursue:
So court a mistress, she denies you;
Let her alone, she will court you.
Say are not women truly, then,
Styled but the shadows of us men?
Ben Jonson.A Song. The Forest.
|One morals plainwithout more fuss;|
Mans social happiness all rests on us:
Through all the dramawhether damnd or not
Love gilds the scene, and women guide the plot.
Sheridan.Epilogue to the Rivals, Line 3.
|The caprices of woman kind are not limited by any climate or nation, and they are much more uniform than can be imagined.|
Swift.The Voyage to Laputa, Chapter II, Vol. I. of Roscoes edition of his life.
|It requires more charms and address in women to revive one fainting flame than to kindle new ones.|
Swift.To the Rev. Mr. Winder. 2nd Vol. of Roscoes edition of his life, Page 346.
|Womens prayers are things perfectly by rote, as they put on one stocking after another.|
Swift.To the Rev. Dr. Tisdall; Correspondence. His Life by Roscoe, Vol. II. Page 439.
|The best thing to keep them from playing the devil, is to encourage them in playing the fool.|
Bulwer Lytton.Devereux, Book I. Chapter XVII.
|Ah! happy age when ladies learnd to bake,|
And when kings daughters knew to knead a cake.
Rebecca was esteemd of comely hue,
Yet not so nice her comeliness to keep,
But that she water for the camels drew;
Rachael was fair, yet fed her fathers sheep,
But now for to supply Rebeccas place
Or do as Rachael did is counted base:
Our dainty dames would take it in disgrace.
Thos. Fuller.Davids Heinous Sin, Part III. Stanza 11, 12.