|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|Even to the delicacy of their hand|
There was resemblance such as true blood wears.
ByronDon Juan. Canto IV. St. 45.
|For through the South the custom still commands|
The gentleman to kiss the ladys hands.
ByronDon Juan. Canto V. St. 105.
|Bless the hand that gave the blow.|
DrydenThe Spanish Friar. Act II. Sc. 1.
|Una mano lava laltra, ed ambedue lavano il volto.|
One hand washeth another, both the face.
John FlorioVocabolario Italiano & Inglese.
| His hand will be against every man, and every mans hand against him.|
Genesis. XVI. 12.
| The voice is Jacobs voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau.|
Genesis. XXVII. 22.
Red right hand.
HoraceCarmina. I. 2. 2.
| Twas a hand|
White, delicate, dimpled, warm, languid, and bland.
The hand of a woman is often, in youth,
Somewhat rough, somewhat red, somewhat graceless in truth;
Does its beauty refine, as its pulses grow calm,
Or as sorrow has crossed the life line in the palm?
Owen Meredith (Lord Lytton)Lucile. Pt. I. Canto III. St. 18.
|His red right hand.|
MiltonParadise Lost. Bk. II. L. 174.
|We bear it calmly, though a ponderous woe,|
And still adore the hand that gives the blow.
John PomfretVerses to his Friend under Affliction.
|Without the bed her other fair hand was,|
On the green coverlet; whose perfect white
Showd like an April daisy on the grass,
With pearly sweat, resembling dew of night.
Lucrece. L. 393.
| All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand.|
Macbeth. Act V. Sc. 1. L. 57.
| They may seize|
On the white wonder of dear Juliets hand.
Romeo and Juliet. Act III. Sc. 3. L. 35.
| O, that her hand,|
In whose comparison all whites are ink,
Writing their own reproach, to whose soft seizure
The cygnets down is harsh and spirit of sense
Hard as the palm of ploughman.
Troilus and Cressida. Act I. Sc. 1. L. 55.
|Puras deus non plenas adspicit manus.|
God looks at pure, not full, hands.
|Dextra mihi Deus.|
My right hand is to me as a god.
VergilÆneid. X. 773.