|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|When all thy mercies, O my God,|
My rising soul surveys,
Transported with the view Im lost,
In wonder, love and praise.
|Have mercy upon us miserable sinners.|
Book of Common Prayer. Litany.
|Mercy to him that shows it, is the rule.|
CowperTask. Bk. VI. L. 595.
|And shut the gates of mercy on mankind.|
GrayElegy in a Country Churchyard. St. 17.
|A sentinel angel sitting high in glory|
Heard this shrill wail ring out from Purgatory:
Have mercy, mighty angel, hear my story!
John HayA Womans Love.
|Being all fashioned of the self-same dust,|
Let us be merciful as well as just.
LongfellowTales of a Wayside Inn. Pt. III. The Students Tale. Emma and Eginhard. L. 177.
|The corn that makes the holy bread|
By which the soul of man is fed,
The holy bread, the food unpriced,
Thy everlasting mercy, Christ.
MasefieldEverlasting Mercy. St. 88.
|Mercy stood in the cloud, with eye that wept|
PollokThe Course of Time. Bk. III. L. 658.
| To hide the fault I see:|
That mercy I to others show,
That mercy show to me.
|Tis vain to flee; till gentle Mercy show|
Her better eye, the farther off we go,
The swing of Justice deals the mightier blow.
QuarlesEmblems. Bk. III. Emblem XVI.
| Think not the good,|
The gentle deeds of mercy thou hast done,
Shall die forgotten all; the poor, the prisoner,
The fatherless, the friendless, and the widow,
Who daily owe the bounty of thy hand,
Shall cry to Heaven, and pull a blessing on thee.
Nicholas RoweJane Shore. Act I. Sc. 2. L. 173.
|Mortem misericors sæpe pro vita dabit.|
Mercy often inflicts death.
| Whereto serves mercy,|
But to confront the visage of offence?
Hamlet. Act III. Sc. 3. L. 46.
|You must not dare, for shame, to talk of mercy;|
For your own reasons turn into your bosoms,
As dogs upon their masters, worrying you.
Henry V. Act II. Sc. 2. L. 81.
|Open thy gate of mercy, gracious God!|
My soul flies through these wounds to seek out thee.
Henry VI. Pt. III. Act I. Sc. 4. L. 177.
|Mercy is not itself, that oft looks so;|
Pardon is still the nurse of second woe.
Measure for Measure. Act II. Sc. 1. L. 297.
|The quality of mercy is not straind|
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath: it is twice blest;
It blesseth him that gives and him that takes;
Tis mightiest in the mightiest; it becomes
The throned monarch better than his crown;
His sceptre shows the force of temporal power,
The attribute to awe and majesty,
Wherein doth sit the dread and fear of kings;
But mercy is above this sceptred sway;
It is enthroned in the hearts of kings,
It is an attribute to God himself;
And earthly power doth then show likest Gods
When mercy seasons justice.
Merchant of Venice. Act IV. Sc. 1. L. 184.
| We do pray for mercy;|
And that same prayer doth teach us all to render
The deeds of mercy.
Merchant of Venice. Act IV. Sc. 1. L. 198.
|Mercy but murders, pardoning those that kill.|
Romeo and Juliet. Act III. Sc. 1. L. 202.
|Who will not mercie unto others show,|
How can he mercie ever hope to have?
SpenserFaerie Queene. Bk. VI. Canto I. St. 42.
|Pulchrum est vitam donare minori.|
It is noble to grant life to the vanquished.
StatiusThebais. VI. 816.
|Sweet Mercy! to the gates of Heaven|
This Minstrel lead, his sins forgiven;
The rueful conflict, the heart riven
With vain endeavour,
And memory of earths bitter leaven
WordsworthThoughts Suggested on the Banks of the Nith.