|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|One day in thy courts is better than a thousand.|
Psalm lxxxiv. Ver. 10.
|Empire and love! the vision of a day.|
Young.Force of Religion, Book I. Line 94.
|One day spent well, and agreeably to your precepts, is preferable to an eternity of error.|
Yonges Cicero.Tusculan Disp. Book V. Division 2.
| Frail empire of a day!|
That with the setting sun extinct is lost.
Somerville.Hobbinol, Canto III. Line 326.
|Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.|
St. Matthew, Chap. vi. Ver. 34.
|Sweet day, so cool, so calm, so bright,|
The bridal of the earth and sky,
The dew shall weep thy fall to-night;
For thou must die.
George Herbert.The Temple; Virtue.
|Seeming to weep the dying days decay.|
Byron.Don Juan, Canto III. Stanza 108, Line 6.
|At the close of the day, when the hamlet is still,|
And mortals the sweets of forgetfulness prove,
When nought but the torrent is heard on the hill,
And nought but the nightingales heard in the grove.
Beattie.The Hermit, Line 1.
|The bright procession of a day.|
Broome.Lady and her Looking-glass.
|Not all Apollos Pythian treasures hold|
Can bribe the poor possession of a day.
Homer.The Iliad, Book IX. Line 525. (Pope.)
|O life frail offspring of a day!|
Tis puffd with one short gasp away!
Swift as the short-lived flower it flies,
It springs, it fades, it blooms, it dies.
|Such and so varied, the precarious play|
Of fate with man, frail tenant of a day.
Scott.Peveril of the Peak, Chap. XXV.
|Day is driven on by day, and the new moons hasten to their wane.|
Smarts Horace.Book II. Ode XVIII.