|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|But evil fortune has decreed,|
(The foe of mice as well as men)
The royal mouse at last should bleed,
Should fallneer to arise again.
|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. BarbauldRoses Petition. DrydenHide and Panther. PopeImitation of Horace. Bk. II. Satire 6.
|Like to the apples on the Dead Seas shore,|
All ashes to the taste.
ByronChilde Harold. III. 34.
|As distant prospects please us, but when near|
We find but desert rocks and fleeting air.
Saml GarthThe Dispensary. Canto III. L. 27.
|Lightly I sped when hope was high|
And youth beguiled the chase,
I follow, follow still: But I
Shall never see her face.
Fredk Locker-Lampson.The Unrealized Ideal.
|But O! as to embrace me she inclind,|
I wakd, she fled, and day brought back my night.
MiltonOn His Deceased Wife.
| Sed ut acerbum est, pro benefactis quom malis messem metas!|
It is a bitter disappointment when you have sown benefits, to reap injuries.
PlautusEpidicus. V. 2. 52.
|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.