|An Arab, by his earnest gaze,|
Has clothed a lovely maid with blushes;
A smile within his eyelids plays
And into words his longing gushes.
Wm. R. AlgerOriental Poetry. Love Sowing and Reaping Roses.
|Girls blush, sometimes, because they are alive,|
Half wishing they were dead to save the shame.
The sudden blush devours them, neck and brow;
They have drawn too near the fire of life, like gnats,
And flare up bodily, wings and all.
E. B. BrowningAurora Leigh. Bk. II. L. 732.
|So sweet the blush of bashfulness,|
Een pity scarce can wish it less!
ByronBride of Abydos. Canto 1. St. 8.
|Blushed like the waves of hell.|
ByronDetails Drive. St. 5.
|Tis not on youths smooth cheek the blush alone, which fades so fast,|
But the tender bloom of heart is gone, ere youth itself be past.
ByronStanzas for Music.
|Pure friendships well-feigned blush.|
ByronStanzas to Her who can Best Understand Them. St. 12.
| We grievd, we sighd, we wept; we never blushed before.|
CowleyDiscourse concerning the Government of Oliver Cromwell. Works. P. 60. (Ed. 1693). Quoted in house of Commons by Sir Robert Peel repelling an attack by William Cobbett.
|I pity bashful men, who feel the pain|
Of fancied scorn and undeserved disdain,
And bear the marks upon a blushing face,
Of needless shame, and self-imposd disgrace.
CowperConversation. L. 347.
| Once he saw a youth blushing, and addressed him, Courage, my boy; that is the complexion of virtue.|
Diogenes LaertiusDiogenes. VI.
| A blush is no language: only a dubious flag-signal which may mean either of two contradictories.|
George EliotDaniel Deronda. Bk. V. Ch. XXXV.
|The rising blushes, which her cheek oer-spread,|
Are opening roses in the lilys bed.
GayDione. Act II. Sc. 3.
| Bello è il rossore, ma è incommodo qualche volta.|
The blush is beautiful, but it is sometimes inconvenient.
GoldoniPamela. I. 3.
|Blushing is the colour of virtue.|
Matthew HenryCommentaries. Jeremiah III.
| Such a blush|
In the midst of brown was born,
Like red poppies grown with corn.
| Les hommes rougissent moins de leur crimes que de leurs faiblesses et de leur vanité.|
Men blush less for their crimes than for their weaknesses and vanity.
La BruyèreLes Caractères. II.
|Linnocence à rougir nest point accoutumée.|
Innocence is not accustomed to blush.
MolièreDon Garcie de Navarre. II. 5.
|While mantling on the maidens cheek|
Young roses kindled into thought.
MooreEvenings in Greece. Evening II. Song.
|From every blush that kindles in thy cheeks,|
Ten thousand little loves and graces spring
To revel in the roses.
Nicholas RoweTamerlane. Act I. Sc. 1.
| I will go wash;|
And when my face is fair, you shall perceive
Whether I blush or no.
Coriolanus. Act I. Sc. 9. L. 68.
|Lay by all nicety and prolixious blushes,|
That banish what they sue for.
Measure for Measure. Act II. Sc. 4. L. 162.
| By noting of the lady I have markd|
A thousand blushing apparitions
To start into her face, a thousand innocent shames.
In angel whiteness beat away those blushes.
Much Ado About Nothing. Act IV. Sc. 1. L. 160.
|Yet will she blush, here be it said,|
To hear her secrets so bewrayed.
Passionate Pilgrim. Pt. XIX. L. 351.
|Where now I have no one to blush with me,|
To cross their arms and hang their heads with mine.
Rape of Lucrece. L. 792.
|Two red fires in both their faces blazed;|
She thought he blushd, * * *
And, blushing with him, wistly on him gazed.
Rape of Lucrece. Line 1, 353.
|And bid the cheek be ready with a blush|
Modest as morning when she coldly eyes
The youthful Phbus.
Troilus and Cressida. Act I. Sc. 3. L. 228.
|Come, quench your blushes and present yourself|
That which you are, mistress o the feast.
Winters Tale. Act IV. Sc. 4. L. 67.
|Erubuit: salva res est.|
He blushes: all is safe.
TerenceAdelphi. IV. 5. 9.
|The man that blushes is not quite a brute.|
YoungNight Thoughts. Night VII. L. 496.