|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|I hate inconstancyI loathe, detest,|
Abhor, condemn, abjure the mortal made
Of such quicksilver clay that in his breast
No permanent foundation can be laid.
ByronDon Juan. Canto II. St. 209.
|They are not constant but are changing still.|
Cymbeline. Act II. Sc. 5. L. 30.
|O, swear not by the moon, the inconstant moon,|
That monthly changes in her circled orb,
Lest that thy love prove likewise variable.
Romeo and Juliet. Act II. Sc. 2. L. 109.
| Love is not love|
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove;
O, no! it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worths unknown, although his height be taken.
|Or as one nail by strength drives out another,|
So the remembrance of my former love
Is by a newer object quite forgotten.
Two Gentlemen of Verona. Act II. Sc. 4. L. 193.
|I loved a lass, a fair one,|
As fair as eer was seen;
She was indeed a rare one,
Another Sheba queen:
But, fool as then I was,
I thought she loved me too:
But now, alas! shes left me,
Falero, lero, loo!
George WitherI Loved a Lass.