|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Hope springs eternal in the human breast,|
Man never is, but always to be blest.
Pope.Essay on Man, Epi. I. Line 95.
|Tis not for mortals always to be blest.|
Armstrong.Art of Preserving Health, Book IV. Line 260.
|Hope springs exulting on triumphant wing.|
Burns.The Cottars Saturday Night.
|Hope never comes that comes to all.|
Milton.Paradise Lost, Book I. Line 66.
|And quiet never comes that comes to all.|
Juvenal.Sat. VI. Line 268. (Gifford.)
|What a fine thing hope is!|
Le Sage.Gil Blas, Book IX. Chap. VII.
|Auspicious Hope! in thy sweet garden grow|
Wreaths for each toil, a charm for every woe.
Campbell.Pleasures of Hope, Part I.
|All, all forsook the friendless guilty mind,|
But Hope, the charmer, lingerd still behind.
Campbell.The Pleasures of Hope, Part I.
|Where an equal poise of hope and fear|
Does arbitrate the event, my nature is
That I incline to hope, rather than fear.
Milton.Comus. Spenser.Book IV. Canto VI. Stanza 37.
|Hope humbly then; with trembling pinions soar;|
Wait the great teacher, Death; and God adore,
What future bliss he gives not thee to know,
But gives that hope to be thy blessing now.
Pope.Essay on Man, Epi. I. Line 91.
|See some fit passion every age supply;|
Hope travels through, nor quits us when we die.
Pope.Essay on Man, Epi. II. Line 273.
|Fair liberty shriekd out aloud,|
And loud religion groand.
Dennis.On William III.
|Hope for a season bade the world farewell,|
And freedom shriekd as Kosciusko fell!
Campbell.Pleasures of Hope, Part I.
|I see some sparkles of a better hope.|
Shakespeare.King Richard II., Act V. Scene 3. (Bolingbroke to Percy.)
|Hopes and fears that equally attend.|
Cowley.Constantia and Philetus, Verse 1.
|Alike distracted between hope and fear.|
Cowley.Constantia and Philetus, Verse 18.
|The wretch condemnd with life to part,|
Still, still on hope relies,
And every pang that rends the heart
Bids expectation rise.
Hope, like the glimmering tapers light,
Adorns and cheers the way;
And still, as darker grows the night,
Emits a brighter ray.
Goldsmith.Song from the Captivity.
|The miserable have no other medicine|
But only hope.
Shakespeare.Measure for Measure, Act III. Scene 1. (Claudio to the Duke.)
|Races, better than we, have leaned on wavering promise, having nought else but hope.|
Longfellow.Tegners Children of the Lords Supper. (Races of People.)
|Hope and fear alternate chase|
Our course through lifes uncertain race.
Scott.Rokeby, Canto VI. Stanza 2.
|This distant gleam of hope; this poor reversion.|
Lillo.Elmerick, Act II.
|I beheld his body half wasted away with long expectation and confinement; and felt what kind of sickness of heart it was which arises from hope deferred.|
Sterne.Sent. Journey; the Captive.
|The sickening pang of hope deferrd.|
Scott.Lady of the Lake, Canto III. Stanza 22.
|Hope deferred maketh the heart sick.|
Proverbs, Chap. xiii. Ver. 12.
|Strive against hope.|
Shakespeare.Alls Well that Ends Well, Act I. Scene 3.
|Hope against hope, and ask till ye receive.|
Jas. Montgomery.The World before the Flood, Canto V.
|Who against hope believed in hope.|
Romans, Chap. iv. Ver. 18. (The faith of Abraham.)
|Hope withering fledand Mercy sighed farewell!|
Byron.The Corsair, Canto I.
|In lifes rough tide I sunk not down,|
But swam till Fortune threw a rope,
Buoyant on bladders filled with hope.
Green.The Spleen, Line 50.
|While there is life, theres hope, he cried,|
Then why such haste?so groand and died.
Gay.Fable 27. Colley Cibber.The Double Gallant, Act V. Scene 1.
|Ægroto: dum anima est spes est.|