|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|Theres a woman like a dew-drop,|
Shes so purer than the purest.
Robert BrowningA Blot in the Scutcheon. Act I. Sc. 3.
| That chastity of honour which felt a stain like a wound.|
BurkeReflections on the Revolution in France.
| As pure as a pearl,|
And as perfect: a noble and innocent girl.
Owen Meredith (Lord Lytton)Lucile. Pt. II. Canto VI. St. 16.
|Tis chastity, my brother, chastity;|
She that has that is clad in complete steel,
And, like a quiverd nymph with arrows keen,
May trace huge forests, and unharbourd heaths,
Infamous hills, and sandy perilous wilds;
Where, through the sacred rays of chastity,
No savage fierce, bandite, or mountaineer,
Will dare to soil her virgin purity.
MiltonComus. L. 420.
|So dear to Heaven is saintly chastity,|
That, when a soul is found sincerely so,
A thousand liveried angels lacky her,
Driving far off each thing of sin and guilt.
MiltonComus. L. 453.
|Like the staind web that whitens in the sun,|
Grow pure by being purely shone upon.
MooreLalla Rookh. The Veiled Prophet of Khorassan.
|If she seem not chaste to me.|
What care I how chaste she be?
Sir Walter Raleigh. Written the night before his death.
|My chastitys the jewel of our house,|
Bequeathed down from many ancestors.
Alls Well That Ends Well. Act IV. Sc. 2. L. 46.
|The very ice of chastity is in them.|
As You Like It. Act III. Sc. 4. L. 18.
| Chaste as the icicle|
Thats curded by the frost from purest snow
And hangs on Dians temple.
Coriolanus. Act V. Sc. 3. L. 66.
|As chaste as unsunnd snow.|
Cymbeline. Act II. Sc. 5. L. 14.
|A nice man is a man of nasty ideas.|
SwiftPreface to one of Bishop Burnets Introductions to History of the Reformation.
|Neque femina amissa pudicitia alia abnuerit.|
When a woman has lost her chastity, she will shrink from no crime.
TacitusAnnales. IV. 3.
|Then she rode forth, clothed on with chastity:|
The deep air listend round her as she rode,
And all the low wind hardly breathed for fear.
TennysonGodiva. L. 53.
|Even from the bodys purity, the mind|
Receives a secret sympathetic aid.
ThomsonSeasons Summer. L. 1,269.