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Disappointment
 
But evil fortune has decreed,
  (The foe of mice as well as men)
The royal mouse at last should bleed,
  Should fall—ne’er to arise again.
        Michael Bruce—Musiad.
  1
The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men,
    Gang aft a-gley,
And leave us nought but grief and pain,
    For promised joy.
        BurnsTo a Mouse. St. 7. Mrs. Barbauld—Rose’s Petition. Dryden—Hide and Panther. Pope—Imitation of Horace. Bk. II. Satire 6.
  2
Like to the apples on the Dead Sea’s shore,
All ashes to the taste.
        Byron—Childe Harold. III. 34.
  3
As distant prospects please us, but when near
We find but desert rocks and fleeting air.
        Sam’l Garth—The Dispensary. Canto III. L. 27.
  4
Lightly I sped when hope was high
  And youth beguiled the chase,—
I follow, follow still: But I
  Shall never see her face.
        Fred’k Locker-Lampson.—The Unrealized Ideal.
  5
But O! as to embrace me she inclin’d,
I wak’d, she fled, and day brought back my night.
        MiltonOn His Deceased Wife.
  6
  Sed ut acerbum est, pro benefactis quom malis messem metas!
  It is a bitter disappointment when you have sown benefits, to reap injuries.
        Plautus—Epidicus. V. 2. 52.
  7
All is but toys; renown and grace is dead;
The wine of life is drawn, and the mere lees
Is left this vault to brag of.
        Macbeth. Act II. Sc. 3. L. 99.
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