|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
| As unkindness has no remedy at law, let its avoidance be with you a point of honor.|
Hosea BallouMS. Sermons.
|My lodging it is on the cold ground, and very hard is my fare,|
But that which troubles me most, is the unkindness of my dear.
As it appeared in William Davenants Rivals, an alteration of Beaumont and Fletchers Two Noble Kinsmen. Attributed by Boosey (publishers), to John Gay.
|Hard Unkindness alterd eye,|
That mocks the tear it forced to flow.
GrayEton College. St. 8.
|Since trifles make the sum of human things,|
And half our misery from our foibles springs;
Since lifes best joys consist in peace and ease,
And though but few can serve, yet all may please;
Oh, let th ungentle spirit learn from hence,
A small unkindness is a great offence.
| She hath tied|
Sharp-toothd unkindness, like a vulture here.
King Lear. Act II. Sc. 4. L. 136.
| Unkindness may do much;|
And his unkindness may defeat my life,
But never taint my love.
Othello. Act IV. Sc. 2. L. 158.
|In nature theres no blemish but the mind;|
None can be calld deformd but the unkind.
Twelfth Night. Act III. Sc. 4. L. 401.