John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.
(continued) Edmund Spenser. (1552?1599) 263
For all that Nature by her mother-wit 1 Could frame in earth.
Faerie Queene. Book iv. Canto x. St. 21. 264
Ill can he rule the great that cannot reach the small.
Faerie Queene. Book v. Canto ii. St. 43. 265
Who will not mercie unto others show, How can he mercy ever hope to have? 2
Faerie Queene. Book v. Canto ii. St. 42. 266
The gentle minde by gentle deeds is knowne; For a man by nothing is so well bewrayed As by his manners.
Faerie Queene. Book vi. Canto iii. St. 1. 267
For we by conquest, of our soveraine might, And by eternall doome of Fates decree, Have wonne the Empire of the Heavens bright.
Faerie Queene. Book vii. Canto vi. St. 33. 268
For of the soule the bodie forme doth take; For soule is forme, and doth the bodie make.
An Hymne in Honour of Beautie. Line 132. 269
For all that faire is, is by nature good; 3 That is a signe to know the gentle blood.
An Hymne in Honour of Beautie. Line 139. 270
To kerke the narre from God more farre, 4 Has bene an old-sayd sawe; And he that strives to touche a starre Oft stombles at a strawe.
The Shepheardes Calender. July. Line 97. 271 Full little knowest thou that hast not tride, What hell it is in suing long to bide: To loose good dayes, that might be better spent; To wast long nights in pensive discontent; To speed to-day, to be put back to-morrow; To feed on hope, to pine with feare and sorrow. . . . . . . . . .