|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|Through perils both of wind and limb,|
Through thick and thin she followd him.
ButlerHudibras. Pt. I. Canto II. L. 369.
|Tis often constancy to change the mind.|
|Changeless march the stars above,|
Changeless morn succeeds to even;
And the everlasting hills,
Changeless watch the changeless heaven.
Charles KingsleySaints Tragedy. Act II. Sc. 2.
|Abra was ready ere I calld her name;|
And, though I calld another, Abra came.
PriorSolomon on the Vanity of the World. Bk. II. L. 364.
| Now from head to foot|
I am marble-constant: now the fleeting moon
No planet is of mine.
Antony and Cleopatra. Act V. Sc. 2. L. 238.
|O constancy, be strong upon my side,|
Set a huge mountain tween my heart and tongue!
I have a mans mind, but a womans might.
Julius Cæsar. Act II. Sc. 4. L. 7.
|I could be well moved if I were as you;|
If I could pray to move, prayers would move me;
But I am constant as the northern star,
Of whose true fixd and resting quality
There is no fellow in the firmament.
Julius Cæsar. Act III. Sc. 1. L. 58.
|He that parts us shall bring a brand from heaven,|
And fire us hence like foxes.
King Lear. Act V. Sc. 3. L. 22.
|Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more,|
Men were deceivers ever,
One foot in sea and one on shore;
To one thing constant never.
Much Ado About Nothing. Act II. Sc. 3. L. 64. See also Thos. PercyThe Friar of Orders Gray.
| If ever thou shalt love,|
In the sweet pangs of it remember me;
For such as I am all true lovers are;
Unstaid and skittish in all motions else,
Save in the constant image of the creature
That is belovd.
Twelfth Night. Act II. Sc. 4. L. 15.
| I would have men of such constancy put to sea, that their business might be everything and their intent everywhere; for thats it that always makes a good voyage of nothing.|
Twelfth Night. Act II. Sc. 4. L. 77.
| O heaven! were man|
But constant, he were perfect. That one error
Fills him with faults; makes him run through all the sins:
Inconstancy falls off ere it begins.
Two Gentlemen of Verona. Act V. Sc. 4. L. 109.
|Through thick and thin, both over banck and bush,|
In hope her to attaine by hooke or crooke.
SpenserFaerie Queene. Bk. III. Canto I. St. 17.
|Out upon it! I have lovd|
Three whole days together;
And am like to love three more,
If it prove fair weather.
Sir John SucklingConstancy.