|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|Aaron Hill. (16851750)|
| First, then, a woman will or wont, depend on t;|
If she will do t, she will; and there s an end on t.
But if she wont, since safe and sound your trust is,
Fear is affront, and jealousy injustice. 1
| Zara. Epilogue.|
| Tender-handed stroke a nettle,|
And it stings you for your pains;
Grasp it like a man of mettle,
And it soft as silk remains.
T is the same with common natures:
Use em kindly, they rebel;
But be rough as nutmeg-graters,
And the rogues obey you well.
| Verses written on a window in Scotland.|
|Thomas Tickell. (16861740)|
| Just men, by whom impartial laws were given;|
And saints who taught and led the way to heaven.
| On the Death of Mr. Addison. Line 41.|
| Nor eer was to the bowers of bliss conveyed|
A fairer spirit or more welcome shade.
| On the Death of Mr. Addison. Line 45.|
| There taught us how to live; and (oh, too high|
The price for knowledge!) taught us how to die. 2
| On the Death of Mr. Addison. Line 81.|
The following lines are copied from the pillar erected on the mount in the Dane John Field, Canterbury:
Where is the man who has the power and skill
To stem the torrent of a womans will?
For if she will, she will, you may depend on t;
And if she wont, she wont; so there s an end on t.
The Examiner, May 31, 1829. [back]
He who should teach men to die, would at the same time teach them to live.Montaigne: Essay, book i. chap. ix.
I have taught you, my dear flock, for above thirty years how to live; and I will show you in a very short time how to die.Sandys: Anglorum Speculum, p. 903.
Teach him how to live,
And, oh still harder lesson! how to die.
Porteus: Death, line 316.
He taught them how to live and how to die.Somerville: In Memory of the Rev. Mr. Moore. [back]