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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
Edward Moore. (1712–1757)
 
 
1
    Can’t I another’s face commend,
And to her virtues be a friend,
But instantly your forehead lowers,
As if her merit lessen’d yours?
          The Farmer, the Spaniel, and the Cat. Fable ix.
2
    The maid who modestly conceals
Her beauties, while she hides, reveals;
Give but a glimpse, and fancy draws
Whate’er the Grecian Venus was.
          The Spider and the Bee. Fable x.
3
    But from the hoop’s bewitching round,
Her very shoe has power to wound.
          The Spider and the Bee. Fable x.
4
    Time still, as he flies, brings increase to her truth,
And gives to her mind what he steals from her youth.
          The Happy Marriage.
5
    I am rich beyond the dreams of avarice. 1
          The Gamester. Act ii. Sc. 2.
6
    ’T is now the summer of your youth. Time has not cropt the roses from your cheek, though sorrow long has washed them.
          The Gamester. Act iii. Sc. 4.
7
    Labour for his pains. 2
          The Boy and the Rainbow.
 
Note 1.
See Johnson, Quotation 98. [back]
Note 2.
See Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida, Quotation 1. [back]
 

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