|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|Cruel Remorse! where Youth and Pleasure sport,|
And thoughtless Folly keeps her court,
Crouching midst rosy bowers thou lurkst unseen
Slumbering the festal hours away,
While Youth disports in that enchanting scene;
Till on some fated day
Thou with a tiger-spring dost leap upon thy prey,
And tear his helpless breast, oerwhelmed with wild dismay.
Anna Letitia BarbauldOde to Remorse. St. 6.
|Remorse is as the heart in which it grows;|
If that be gentle, it drops balmy dews
Of true repentance; but if proud and gloomy,
It is the poison tree, that pierced to the inmost
Weeps only tears of poison.
ColeridgeRemorse. Act I. Sc. 1.
|Man, wretched man, wheneer he stoops to sin,|
Feels, with the act, a strong remorse within.
JuvenalSatires. Satire XIII. L. 1. Wm. Giffords trans.
|Farewell, remorse: all good to me is lost;|
Evil, be thou my good.
MiltonParadise Lost. Bk. IV. L. 108.
| Le remords sendort durant un destin prospère et saigrit dans ladversité.|
Remorse goes to sleep during a prosperous period and wakes up in adversity.
RousseauConfessions. I. II.
|High minds, of native pride and force,|
Most deeply feel thy pangs, Remorse;
Fear, for their scourge, mean villains have,
Thou art the torturer of the brave!
ScottMarmion. Canto III. St. 13.
| Abandon all remorse;|
On horrors head horrors accumulate.
Othello. Act III. Sc. 3. L. 369.