|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|Serene I fold my hands and wait,|
Nor care for wind or tide nor sea;
I rave no more gainst time or fate,
For lo! my own shall come to me.
|Yet doth he live! exclaims th impatient heir,|
And sighs for sables which he must not wear.
ByronLara. Canto I. St. 3.
| I have known him [Micawber] come home to supper with a flood of tears, and a declaration that nothing was now left but a jail; and go to bed making a calculation of the expense of putting bow-windows to the house, in case anything turned up, which was his favorite expression.|
DickensDavid Copperfield. Ch. XI.
| I suppose, to use our national motto, something will turn up. [Motto of Vraibleusia.]|
Benj. DisraeliPopanilla. Ch. VII.
| He was fash and full of faith that something would turn up.|
Benj. DisraeliTancred. Bk. III. Ch. VI.
|Everything comes if a man will only wait.|
Benj. DisraeliTancred. Bk. IV. Ch. VIII.
|What else remains for me?|
Youth, hope and love;
To build a new life on a ruined life.
LongfellowMasque of Pandora. In the Garden. Pt. VIII.
|Since yesterday I have been in Alcalá.|
Erelong the time will come, sweet Preciosa,
When that dull distance shall no more divide us;
And I no more shall scale thy wall by night
To steal a kiss from thee, as I do now.
LongfellowSpanish Student. Act I. Sc. 3.
| Blessed is he who expects nothing for he shall never be disappointed.|
PopeLetter to Gay. Oct. 6, 1727. Called by Pope and Gay The Eighth Beatitude. Bishop Heber refers to it as Swifts Eighth Beatitude. Also called The Ninth Beatitude.
|Oft expectation fails and most oft there|
Where most it promises, and oft it hits
Where hope is coldest and despair most fits.
Alls Well That Ends Well. Act II. Sc. 1. L. 145.
| There have sat|
The live-long day, with patient expectation,
To see great Pompey pass the streets of Rome.
Julius Cæsar. Act I. Sc. 1. L. 45.
| He hath indeed better bettered expectation than you must expect of me to tell you how.|
Much Ado About Nothing. Act I. Sc. 1. L. 15.
| Promising is the very air o the time; it opens the eyes of expectation: performance is ever the duller for his act; and, but in the plainer and simpler kind of people, the deed of saying is quite out of use.|
Timon of Athens. Act V. Sc. 1. L. 24.
|Expectation whirls me round.|
The imaginary relish is so sweet
That it enchants my sense.
Troilus and Cressida. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 19.
|Tis expectation makes a blessing dear;|
Heaven were not Heaven, if we knew what it were.
Sir John SucklingAgainst Fruition.
|Although I enter not,|
Yet round about the spot
Ofttimes I hover;
And near the sacred gate,
With longing eyes I wait,
Expectant of her.
ThackerayPendennis. At the Church Gate.
| Tis silence all,|
And pleasing expectation.
ThomsonSeasons. Spring. L. 160.
|Blessed are those that nought expect,|
For they shall not be disappointed.
John WalcotOde to Pitt.
| It is folly to expect men to do all that they may reasonably be expected to do.|