|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|In virtue, nothing earthly could surpass her,|
Save thine incomparable oil, Macassar!
ByronDon Juan. Canto I. St. 17.
|And the ripe harvest of the new-mown hay|
Gives it a sweet and wholesome odour.
Colley CibberRichard III. (Altered.) Act V. Sc. 3. L. 44.
|I cannot talk with civet in the room,|
A fine puss gentleman thats all perfume.
CowperConversation. L. 283.
|Soft carpet-knights all scenting musk and amber.|
Du BartasDivine Weekes and Workes. Third Day. Pt. I.
|And ever since then, when the clock strikes two,|
She walks unbidden from room to room,
And the air is filled that she passes through
With a subtle, sad perfume.
The delicate odor of mignonette,
The ghost of a dead and gone bouquet,
Is all that tells of her storyyet
Could she think of a sweeter way?
Bret HarteNewport Legend. Quoted by Augustus Thomas in The Witching Hour.
|Look not for musk in a dogs kennel.|
|A stream of rich distilld perfumes.|
|Sabean odours from the spicy shore|
Of Arabie the blest.
MiltonParadise Lost. Bk. IV. L. 162.
|An amber scent of odorous perfume|
MiltonSamson Agonistes. L. 720.
|And all your courtly civet cats can vent|
Perfume to you, to me is excrement.
PopeEpilogue to the Satires. Dialogue II. L. 188.
|And all Arabia breathes from yonder box.|
PopeThe Rape of the Lock. Canto I. L. 134.
| So perfumed that|
The winds were love-sick.
Antony and Cleopatra. Act II. Sc. 2. L. 198.
| From the barge|
A strange invisible perfume hits the sense
Of the adjacent wharfs.
Antony and Cleopatra. Act II. Sc. 2. L. 216.
| Hast thou not learnd me how|
To make perfumes? distil? preserve? yea, so
That our great king himself doth woo me oft
For my confections?
Cymbeline. Act I. Sc. 5. L. 12.
|The perfumed tincture of the roses.|
| Take your paper, too,|
And let me have them very well perfumed,
For she is sweeter than perfume itself
To whom they go to.
Taming of the Shrew. Act I. Sc. 2. L. 151.
|Perfume for a ladys chamber.|
Winters Tale. Act IV. Sc. 4. L. 225.