|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|Oblivion is not to be hired.|
Sir Thomas BrowneHydriotaphia. Ch. V.
| For those sacred powers|
Tread on oblivion: no desert of ours
Can be entombed in their celestial breasts.
Wm. BrowneBritannias Pastorals. Bk. III. Song II. St. 23.
|It is not in the storm nor in the strife|
We feel benumbd, and wish to be no more,
But in the after-silence on the shore,
When all is lost, except a little life.
ByronLines on Hearing that Lady Byron was Ill. L. 9.
| Without oblivion, there is no remembrance possible. When both oblivion and memory are wise, when the general soul of man is clear, melodious, true, there may come a modern Iliad as memorial of the Past.|
CarlyleCromwells Letters and Speeches. Introduction. Ch. I.
|And oer the past oblivion stretch her wing.|
HomerOdyssey. Bk. XXIV. L. 557. Popes trans.
| He shall return no more to his house, neither shall his place know him any more.|
Job. VII. 10.
|Injuriarum remedium est oblivio.|
Oblivion is the remedy for injuries.
SenecaEpistles. 94. Quoting from an old poet, also found in Syrus.
|Whats past and whats to come is strewd with husks|
And formless ruin of oblivion.
Troilus and Cressida. Act IV. Sc. 5. L. 166.
|Eo magis præfulgebant quod non videbantur.|
They shone forth the more that they were not seen.
Tacitus. Adapted from Annals. Bk. III. 76.
| But from your minds chilled sky|
It needs must drop, and lie with stiffened wings
Among your souls forlornest things;
A speck upon your memory, alack!
A dead fly in a dusty window-crack.
Francis ThompsonManus Animam Pinxit. St. 2.