|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
| A charge to keep I have,|
A God to glorify;
A never dying soul to save,
And fit it for the sky.
| Charles Wesley: Christian Fidelity.|
| Love divine, all love excelling,|
Joy of heaven to earth come down.
| Divine Love.|
| Of right and wrong he taught|
Truths as refined as ever Athens heard;
And (strange to tell!) he practised what he preached.
| John Armstrong (17091779): The Art of Preserving Health. Book iv. Line 301.|
| Gentle shepherd, tell me where.|
| Samuel Howard (17101782).|
| Pray, Goody, please to moderate the rancour of your tongue!|
Why flash those sparks of fury from your eyes?
Remember, when the judgment s weak the prejudice is strong.
| Kane OHara ( 1782): Midas. Act i. Sc. 4.|
| Where passion leads or prudence points the way.|
| Robert Lowth (17101787): Choice of Hercules, i.|
| And he that will this health deny,|
Down among the dead men let him lie.
| Dyer (published in the early part of the reign of George I.).|
| Each cursed his fate that thus their project crossed;|
How hard their lot who neither won nor lost!
| Richard Graves (17151804): The Festoon (1767).|
| Cease, rude Boreas, blustering railer!|
List, ye landsmen all, to me;
Messmates, hear a brother sailor
Sing the dangers of the sea.
| George A. Stevens (17201784): The Storm.|
| That man may last, but never lives,|
Who much receives, but nothing gives;
Whom none can love, whom none can thank,
Creations blot, creations blank.
| Thomas Gibbons (17201785): When Jesus dwelt.|