|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|Afflicted, or distressed, in mind, body, or estate.|
Book of Common Prayer. Prayer for all Conditions of Men.
|Now let us thank th eternal power, convincd|
That Heaven but tries our virtue by affliction:
That oft the cloud which wraps the present hour,
Serves but to brighten all our future days!
John BrownBarbarossa. Act V. Sc. 3.
|Afflictions sons are brothers in distress;|
A brother to relieve, how exquisite the bliss!
BurnsA Winter Night.
|Damna minus consueta movent.|
The afflictions to which we are accustomed, do not disturb us.
ClaudianusIn Eutropium. II. 149.
|Crede mihi, miseris clestia numina parcunt;|
Nec semper læsos, et sine fine, premunt.
Believe me, the gods spare the afflicted, and do not always oppress those who are unfortunate.
OvidEpistolæ Ex Ponto. III. 6. 21.
| Henceforth Ill bear|
Affliction till it do cry out itself,
Enough, enough, and die.
King Lear. Act IV. Sc. 6. L. 75.
|Thou art a soul in bliss; but I am bound|
Upon a wheel of fire; that mine own tears
Do scald like molten lead.
King Lear. Act IV. Sc. 7. L. 46.
|Affliction is enamourd of thy parts,|
And thou art wedded to calamity.
Romeo and Juliet. Act III. Sc. 3. L. 2.
|Affliction is not sent in vain, young man,|
From that good God, who chastens whom he loves.
SoutheyMadoc in Wales. III. L. 176.
| The Lord gets his best soldiers out of the highlands of affliction.|
SpurgeonGleanings Among the Sheaves. Sorrows Discipline.
|Quæ regio in terris nostri non plena laboris.|
What region of the earth is not full of our calamities?
VergilÆneid. I. 460.
|With silence only as their benediction,|
Gods angels come
Where in the shadow of a great affliction,
The soul sits dumb!
WhittierTo my Friend on the Death of his Sister.
|Affliction is the good mans shining scene;|
Prosperity conceals his brightest ray;
As night to stars, woe lustre gives to man.
Young. Night Thoughts. Night IX. L. 415.