|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|I think you the happiest couple in the world; for youre not only happy in one another, but happy in yourselves, and by yourselves.|
Congreve.The Double Dealer, Act II. Scene 2.
|If solid happiness we prize,|
Within our breast this jewel lies;
And they are fools who roam:
The world has nothing to bestow,
From our own selves our joys must flow,
And that dear hut, our home.
Cotton.The Fireside, Verse 3.
|O, how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another mans eyes!|
Shakespeare.As You Like It, Act V. Scene 2. (Orlando.)
|O hell! to choose love by anothers eye!|
Shakespeare.Midsummer Nights Dream, Act I. Scene 1. (Hermia to Lysander.)
|True happiness neer entered at an eye;|
True happiness resides in things unseen.
Dr. Young.Night VIII., Line 1021.
|Oh happiness! our beings end and aim!|
Good, pleasure, ease, content! whateer thy name:
That something still which prompts th eternal sigh,
For which we bear to live, or dare to die.
Pope.Essay on Man, Epistle IV. Line 1.
|The happy have whole days, and those they choose;|
The unhappy have but hours, and those they lose.
Colley Cibber.The Double Gallant, Act V. Scene 1.
|But happy they, the happiest of their kind,|
Whom gentle stars unite, and in one fate
Their hearts, their fortunes, and their beings blend!
Thomson.Spring; near the end.
|When two events propitious meet,|
They make the span of life most sweet.
Wheelwrights Pindar, 5th Isthmian Ode, Line 11.
|Happy the man, and he alone,|
Who, master of himself, can say,
To-day at least hath been my own,
For I have clearly lived to-day:
Then let to-morrows clouds arise,
Or purer suns oerspread the cheerful skies.
Francis Horace, Book III. Ode 29; Dryden.To Sir John Beaumont.
|For next, a truth which cant admit|
Reproof from Wisdom or from Wit,
To being happy here below,
Is to believe that we are so.
Churchill.The Ghost, Book IV. Line 285.
|Happy the man, whom bounteous gods allow|
With his own hands paternal grounds to plough.
Cowley.Epode, Ode II. Book V.
|Happy the man, whose wish and care|
A few paternal acres bound,
Content to breathe his native air
In his own ground.
Pope.Ode on Solitude, Verse 1.
|How happy could I be with either,|
Were tother dear charmer away!
But, while ye thus tease me together,
To neither a word will I say.
Gay.The Beggars Opera, Act II. Scene 2.
|Call no man happy.|
Sophocles.dipus Tyrannus, Line 1529. (Translated by Buckley.) Herodotus.(Ramages Thoughts from Greek Authors, 143.)
|He who is good is happy.|
Habbington.Epi. to W. E.