|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|But now our fates from unmomentous things|
May rise like rivers out of little springs.
|Alas! how light a cause may move|
Dissension between hearts that love!
Hearts that the world in vain had tried,
And sorrow but more closely tied;
That stood the storm when waves were rough,
Yet in a sunny hour fall off.
Tom Moore.The Light of the Harem, Vol. VII. Page 22.
|Great floods have flown from simple sources.|
Shakespeare.Alls Well that Ends Well, Act II. Scene 1. (Helena to the King.)
|Dissensions, like small streams, are first begun;|
Scarce seen they rise, but gather as they run.
Garth.The Dispensary, Canto III. Line 184.
|Civil dissension is a viperous worm|
That gnaws the bowels of the commonwealth.
Shakespeare.King Henry VI., Part I. Act III. Scene 1. (The King to Gloster and Winchester.)
|Could we forbear dispute, and practise love,|
We should agree, as angels do above.
Waller.Divine Love, Canto III.