|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|Oh, say! what is that thing calld light,|
Which I must neer enjoy?
What are the blessings of the sight?
Oh, tell your poor blind boy!
Colley CibberThe Blind Boy.
|None so blind as those that will not see.|
Matthew HenryCommentaries. Jeremiah XX.
|Dispel this cloud, the light of heaven restore;|
Give me to see, and Ajax asks no more.
HomerIliad. Bk. XVII. L. 730. Popes trans.
| If the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.|
Matthew. XV. 14.
|O loss of sight, of thee I most complain!|
Blind among enemies, O worse than chains,
Dungeon, or beggary, or decrepit age!
MiltonSamson Agonistes. L. 67.
|O dark, dark, dark, amid the blaze of noon,|
Irrecoverably dark! total eclipse,
Without all hope of day.
MiltonSamson Agonistes. L. 80.
| These eyes, tho clear|
To outward view of blemish or of spot,
Bereft of light, their seeing have forgot,
Nor to their idle orbs doth sight appear
Of sun, or moon, or star, throughout the year,
Or man, or woman. Yet I argue not
Against Heavens hand or will, nor bate a jot
Of heart or hope; but still bear up and steer
MiltonSonnet XXII. L. 1.
|He that is strucken blind cannot forget|
The precious treasure of his eyesight lost.
Romeo and Juliet. Act I. Sc. 1. L. 238.
|Theres none so blind as they that wont see.|
SwiftPolite Conversation. Dialogue III.
| And when a damp|
Fell round the path of Milton, in his hand
The Thing became a trumpet; whence he blew
Soul-animating strainsalas! too few.
WordsworthScorn Not the Sonnet; Critic, You Have Frowned.