|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|John Dryden. (16311700) (continued)|
|The force of Nature could no further go;|
To make a third, she joind the former two. 1
| Under Mr. Miltons Picture.|
| From harmony, from heavenly harmony,|
This universal frame began:
From harmony to harmony
Through all the compass of the notes it ran,
The diapason closing full in Man.
| A Song for St. Cecilias Day. Line 11.|
| None but the brave deserves the fair.|
| Alexanders Feast. Line 15.|
| With ravishd ears|
The monarch hears;
Assumes the god,
Affects to nod,
And seems to shake the spheres.
| Alexanders Feast. Line 37.|
| Bacchus, ever fair and ever young.|
| Alexanders Feast. Line 54.|
| Rich the treasure,|
Sweet the pleasure,
Sweet is pleasure after pain.
| Alexanders Feast. Line 58.|
| Soothd with the sound, the king grew vain;|
Fought all his battles oer again;
And thrice he routed all his foes, and thrice he slew the slain.
| Alexanders Feast. Line 66.|
| Fallen, fallen, fallen, fallen,|
Fallen from his high estate,
And weltring in his blood;
Deserted, at his utmost need,
By those his former bounty fed,
On the bare earth exposd he lies,
With not a friend to close his eyes.
| Alexanders Feast. Line 77.|
Græcia Mæonidam, jactet sibi Roma Maronem,
Anglia Miltonum jactat utrique parem
(Greece boasts her Homer, Rome can Virgil claim;
England can either match in Miltons fame).
Selvaggi: Ad Joannem Miltonum. [back]