|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|To see a world in a grain of sand,|
And a heaven in a wild flower:
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.
William BlakeAuguries of Innocence.
|Een drunken Andrew felt the blow|
That innocence can give,
When its resistless accents flow
To bid affection live.
BloomfieldThe Drunken Father. St. 18.
| O mon Dieu, conserve-moi innocente, donne la grandeur aux autres!|
O God, keep me innocent; make others great!
Caroline MatildaScratched on a window of the Castle Fredericksburg, Denmark.
|As innocent as a new-laid egg.|
W. S. GilbertEngaged. Act I.
|An age that melts with unperceivd decay,|
And glides in modest innocence away.
Samuel JohnsonVanity of Human Wishes. L. 293.
|On devient innocent quand on est malheureux.|
We become innocent when we are unfortunate.
La FontaineNymphes de Vaux.
| What can innocence hope for,|
When such as sit her judges are corrupted!
MassingerMaid of Honor. Act V. Sc. 2.
|Hes armed without thats innocent within.|
PopeEpistles of Horace. Ep. I. Bk. I. L. 93.
|Mais linnocence enfin na rien à redouter.|
But innocence has nothing to dread.
RacinePhèdre. III. 6.
| Quam angusta innocentia est, ad legem bonum esse.|
What narrow innocence it is for one to be good only according to the law.
SenecaDe Ira. II. 27.
|O, take the sense, sweet, of my innocence,|
Love takes the meaning in loves conference.
Midsummer Nights Dream. Act II. Sc. 2. L. 45.
| Hence, bashful cunning!|
And prompt me, plain and holy innocence!
Tempest. Act III. Sc. 1. L. 81.
|We were as twinnd lambs that did frisk i the sun,|
And bleat the one at the other; what we changd
Was innocence for innocence; we knew not
The doctrine of ill-doing, nor dreamd
That any did.
Winters Tale. Act I. Sc. 2. L. 67.
|I doubt not then but innocence shall make|
False accusation blush, and tyranny
Tremble at patience.
Winters Tale. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 31.
| O, white innocence,|
That thou shouldst wear the mask of guilt to hide
Thine awful and serenest countenance
From those who know thee not!
ShelleyThe Cenci. Act V. Sc. 3. L. 24.