|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|She pleased while distant, but when near she charmd.|
Shenstone.The Judgment of Hercules, Line 96.
|Tis distance lends enchantment to the view,|
And robes the mountain in its azure hue.
Campbell.Pleasures of Hope, Part I.
|Wishes, like painted landscapes, best delight,|
Whilst distance recommends them to the sight;
Placd afar off, they beautiful appear:
But show their coarse and nauseous colours, near.
Dr. Yalden.Against Enjoyment, Line 25. A.D. 1736.
|As distant prospects please us, but when near|
We find but desert rocks and fleeting air.
Dr. Garth.The Dispensary, Canto III. Line 27. A.D. 1718.