Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.
You have the Pyrrhic dance as yet, Where is the Pyrrhic phalanx gone? Of two such lessons, why forget The nobler and the manlier one? You have the letters Cadmus gave Think ye he meant them for a slave? ByronDon Juan. Canto III. St. 86. 10.
He that loves a rosy cheek, Or a coral lip admires, Or from star-like eyes doth seek Fuel to maintain his fires; As old Time makes these decay, So his flames must waste away. Thomas CarewDisdain Returned.
There seems to be a constant decay of all our ideas; even of those which are struck deepest, and in minds the most retentive, so that if they be not sometimes renewed by repeated exercises of the senses, or reflection on those kinds of objects which at first occasioned them, the print wears out, and at last there remains nothing to be seen. LockeHuman Understanding. Bk. II. Ch. 10.
As is the bud bit with an envious worm, Ere he can spread his sweet leaves to the air, Or dedicate his beauty to the sun. Romeo and Juliet. Act I. Sc. 1. L. 157. (Folio and earlier editions give same for sun.)