|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|William Cowper. (17311800) (continued)|
| He would not, with a peremptory tone,|
Assert the nose upon his face his own.
| Conversation. Line 121.|
| A moral, sensible, and well-bred man|
Will not affront me,and no other can.
| Conversation. Line 193.|
| Pernicious weed! whose scent the fair annoys,|
Unfriendly to societys chief joys:
Thy worst effect is banishing for hours
The sex whose presence civilizes ours.
| Conversation. Line 251.|
| I cannot talk with civet in the room,|
A fine puss-gentleman that s all perfume.
| Conversation. Line 283.|
| The solemn fop; significant and budge;|
A fool with judges, amongst fools a judge. 1
| Conversation. Line 299.|
| His wit invites you by his looks to come,|
But when you knock, it never is at home. 2
| Conversation. Line 303.|
| Our wasted oil unprofitably burns,|
Like hidden lamps in old sepulchral urns. 3
| Conversation. Line 357.|
| That good diffused may more abundant grow.|
| Conversation. Line 443.|
| A business with an income at its heels|
Furnishes always oil for its own wheels.
| Retirement. Line 614.|
| Absence of occupation is not rest,|
A mind quite vacant is a mind distressd.
| Retirement. Line 623.|
| An idler is a watch that wants both hands,|
As useless if it goes as if it stands.
| Retirement. Line 681.|
| Built God a church, and laughd his word to scorn.|
| Retirement. Line 688.|