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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Robert Herrick. (1591–1674) (continued)
 
2276
    I saw a flie within a beade
  Of amber cleanly buried. 1
          The Amber Bead.
2277
    Thus times do shift,—each thing his turn does hold;
New things succeed, as former things grow old.
          Ceremonies for Candlemas Eve.
2278
    Out-did the meat, out-did the frolick wine.
          Ode for Ben Jonson.
2279
    Attempt the end, and never stand to doubt;
Nothing ’s so hard but search will find it out. 2
          Seek and Find.
2280
    But ne’er the rose without the thorn. 3
          The Rose.
 
Francis Quarles. (1592–1644)
 
2281
    Death aims with fouler spite
At fairer marks. 4
          Divine Poems (ed. 1669).
2282
    Sweet Phosphor, bring the day
Whose conquering ray
May chase these fogs;
  Sweet Phosphor, bring the day!


Sweet Phosphor, bring the day!
Light will repay
The wrongs of night;
  Sweet Phosphor, bring the day!
          Emblems. Book i. Emblem 14.
2283
    Be wisely worldly, be not worldly wise.
          Book ii. Emblem 2.
 
Note 1.
See Bacon, Quotation 40. [back]
Note 2.
Nil tam difficilest quin quærendo investigari possiet (Nothing is so difficult but that it may be found out by seeking).—Terence: Heautontimoroumenos, iv. 2, 8. [back]
Note 3.
Flower of all hue, and without thorn the rose.—John Milton: Paradise Lost, book iv. line 256. [back]
Note 4.
Death loves a shining mark, a signal blow.—Edward Young: Night Thoughts, night v. line 1011. [back]
 

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