|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Base envy withers at anothers joy,|
And hates that excellence it cannot reach.
|Which merit and success pursues with hate,|
And damns the worth it cannot imitate.
Churchill.The Rosciad, Line 129.
|That incessant envy wherewith the common rate of mankind pursues all superior natures to their own.|
Swift.To Bolingbroke, 19th Decr. 1719.
|How vain is worth! how short is glorys date!|
Churchill.Epi. to Hogarth, Line 48.
|Thy danger chiefly lies in acting well;|
No crimes so great as daring to excel.
Churchill.Epi. to Hogarth, Line 51.
|One common fate we both must prove;|
You die with envy, I with love.
Gay.Fable XLV. Line 29.
|Envy will merit, as its shade pursue,|
But, like a shadow, proves the substance true.
Pope.On Criticism, Line 266, Part II.
|In beauty faults conspicuous grow;|
The smallest speck is seen on snow.
Gay.Fable XI. Line 1.
|To all apparent beauties blind,|
Each blemish strikes an envious mind.
Gay.Fable XI. Line 37.
|Envy, eldest born of hell, embrud|
Her hands in blood, and taught the sons of men
To make a death which nature never made,
And God abhorrd.
Dr. Porteus.Poem on Death.
|There is not a passion so strongly rooted in the human heart as envy!|
Sheridan.The Critic, Act I. Scene 1.
| Though every friend be fled;|
Lo! envy waits, that lover of the dead.
Tickell.On the death of Cadogan.
|And when with envy Time transported,|
Shall think to rob us of our joys;
Youll in your girls again be courted;
And Ill go wooing in my boys.
J. G. Cooper.Winifreda. (Away! Let nought to love displeasing.)