|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|Levis est consolatio ex miseria aliorum.|
The comfort derived from the misery of others is slight.
CiceroEpistles. VI. 3.
| Horatio looked handsomely miserable, like Hamlet slipping on a piece of orange-peel.|
DickensSketches by Boz. Horatio Sparkins. (Omitted in some editions).
| The worst of misery|
Is when a nature framed for noblest things
Condemns itself in youth to petty joys,
And, sore athirst for air, breathes scanty life
Gasping from out the shallows.
George EliotThe Spanish Gypsy. Bk. III.
|Grim-visaged, comfortless despair.|
GrayOde on Eton College.
| There are a good many real miseries in life that we cannot help smiling at, but they are the smiles that make wrinkles and not dimples.|
HolmesThe Poet at the Breakfast Table. III.
|This, this is misery! the last, the worst,|
That man can feel.
HomerIliad. Bk. XXII. L. 106. Popes trans.
| That to live by one mans will became the cause of all mens misery.|
Richard HookerEcclesiastical Polity. Bk. I. Ch. X. 5.
|Il ne se faut jamais moquer des misérables,|
Car qui peut sassurer dêtre toujours heureux?
We ought never to scoff at the wretched, for who can be sure of continued happiness?
La FontaineFables. V. 17.
|The child of misery, baptized in tears!|
J. LanghorneThe Country Justice. Pt. I. L. 166.
| But O yet more miserable!|
Myself my sepulchre, a moving grave.
MiltonSamson Agonistes. L. 101.
|And bear about the mockery of woe|
To midnight dances and the public show.
PopeTo the Memory of an Unfortunate Lady. L. 57.
|Frei geht das Unglück durch die ganze Erde!|
Misery travels free through the whole world!
SchillerWallensteins Tod. IV. 11. 31.
|Ignis aurum probat, misera fortes viros.|
Fire tries gold, misery tries brave men.
SenecaDe Providentia. V.
| Miserias properant suas|
The wretched hasten to hear of their own miseries.
SenecaHercules tæus. 754.
|Grim and comfortless despair.|
Comedy of Errors. V. I. 80.
|Misery makes sport to mock itself.|
Richard II. Act II. Sc. 1. L. 85.
| Meagre were his looks,|
Sharp misery had worn him to the bones.
Romeo and Juliet. Act V. Sc. 1. L. 40.
| Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows.|
Tempest. Act II. Sc. 2. L. 40.
| Quæque ipse misserrima vidi, et quorum pars magna fui.|
All of which misery I saw, part of which I was.
VergilÆneid. L. 5.