|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|How quickly nature falls into revolt|
When gold becomes her object!
Shakespeare.King Henry IV., Part II. Act IV. Scene 4. (The King, on his son Prince Henry having removed the crown.)
|O cursed lust of gold! when for thy sake|
The fool throws up his interest in both worlds;
First starved in this, then damnd in that to come.
Blair.The Grave, Line 247.
|All that glitters is not gold.|
Dryden.Hind and Panther, Part II. Line 215.
|Nor all that glisters gold.|
Gray.On a favourite Cat, Verse 7.
|All that glisters is not gold.|
Shakespeare.Merchant of Venice, Act II. Scene 7. (The skull in one of Portias caskets.) Spenser.The Fairy Queen, Book II. Canto 8, Line 14.
|Judges and senates have been bought for gold;|
Esteem and love were never to be sold.
Pope.Essay on Man, Epistle IV. Line 187.
|There is no place invincible, wherein an ass loaden with gold may enter.|
Collet.Rel. of Lit., VII., quoting the choice of change.
|Stronger than thunders winged force|
All-powerful gold can speed its course;
Through watchful guards its passage make,
And loves through solid walls to break.
Francis.Horace, Ode XVI. Lines 11, 14.
|Tis gold which buys admittance;and tis gold|
Which makes the true man killd, and saves the thief;
Nay, sometimes hangs both thief and true man;
What can it not do, and undo?
Shakespeare.Cymbeline, Act II. Scene 3. (Cloten bribing Imogenes attendant.)
|Fight thou with shafts of silver, and oercome|
When no force else can get the masterdom.
Herrick.Hesp., Aphorism, No. 271.
|Gold hath no lustre of its own.|
It shines by temperate use alone.
Francis.Horace, Book II. Ode 2.
|To gild refined gold, to paint the lily,|
To throw a perfume on the violet,
To smooth the ice, or add another hue
Unto the rainbow, or with taper-light
To seek the beauteous eye of heaven to garnish,
Is wasteful, and ridiculous excess.
Shakespeare.King John, Act IV. Scene 2. (Salisbury to the King on his being crowned a second time.)