|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
| Private credit is wealth; public honour is security. The feather that adorns the royal bird supports its flight; strip him of his plumage, and you fix him to the earth.|
| Letters of Junius. Letter xlii. Affair of the Falkland Islands.|
| T is well to be merry and wise,|
T is well to be honest and true;
T is well to be off with the old love
Before you are on with the new.
| Lines used by Maturin as the motto to Bertram, produced at Drury Lane, 1816.|
| Still so gently oer me stealing,|
Memry will bring back the feeling,
Spite of all my grief revealing,
That I love thee,that I dearly love thee still.
| Opera of La Sonnambula.|
| Happy am I; from care I m free!|
Why ar nt they all contented like me?
| Opera of La Bayadère.|
| It is so soon that I am done for,|
I wonder what I was begun for.
| Epitaph on a child who died at the age of three weeks (Cheltenham Churchyard).|
| An Austrian army, awfully arrayd,|
Boldly by battery besiege Belgrade;
Cossack commanders cannonading come,
Deal devastations dire destructive doom;
Evry endeavour engineers essay,
For fame, for freedom, fight, fierce furious fray.
Genrals gainst genrals grapple,gracious God!
How honors Heavn heroic hardihood!
Infuriate, indiscriminate in ill,
Just Jesus, instant innocence instill!
Kinsmen kill kinsmen, kindred kindred kill.
Labour low levels longest, loftiest lines;
Men march midst mounds, motes, mountains, murdrous mines.