|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|My only love sprung from my only hate!|
Too early seen unknown, and known too late!
Shakespeare.Romeo and Juliet, Act I. Scene 5. (Juliet to her Nurse.)
|Too little and too lately known.|
Dryden.Elegy to the Memory of Mr. Oldham.
|O! I should neer have seen, or seen before.|
|Alas! you should have been less kind, or more.|
|I rise with the lark.|
Anonymous.The Maid of the Oaks, Act II. Scene 3.
|Prevent your day at morning.|
Ben Jonson.The Alchemist, Act II. Scene 1.
|Prevent the rising sun.|
Tickell.Oxford, a Poem.
|I keep close to my business; this morning at my books before three.|
Collet.Relics of Lit. 245; Quoting Howard on Laz.
|Awake before the sun is risen, I call for my pen and papers and desk.|
Smarts Horace.Book II. Epi. I.
|Thus we improve the pleasures of the day,|
While tasteless mortals sleep their time away.
Mrs. Centlivre.The Wonder, Act III. Scene 2.
|With charwomen such early hours agree,|
And sweeps, that earn betimes their bit and sup;
But Im no climbing boy, and need not be,
All upall up!
So here Ill lie, my morning calls deferring,
Till something nearer to the stroke of noon;
A man thats fond precociously of stirring,
Must be a spoon.
Thomas Hood.Morning Meditations, last two verses. (Wit and Humour.)