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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Suckling
 
        But O, she dances such a way!
No sun upon an Easter-day,
Is half so fine a sight.
  1
        Her face is like the Milky Way i’ the sky,—
A meeting of gentle lights without a name.
  2
        Out upon it! I have lov’d
  Three whole days together;
And am like to love three more,
  If it prove fair weather.
  3
        Your gift is princely, but it comes too late,
And falls like sunbeams on a blasted blossom.
  4
  A quiet mediocrity is still to be preferred before a troubled superfluity.  5
  Abruptness is an eloquence in parting, when spinning out the time is but the weaving of new sorrow.  6
  Her feet beneath her petticoat like little mice stole in and out, as if they feared the light.  7
  Joy never feasts so high as when the first course is of misery.  8
  Opportunity, to statesmen, is as the just degree of heat to chemists; it perfects all the work.  9
  Our sins, like to our shadows when our day is in its glory, scarce appeared; towards our evening how great and monstrous they are!  10
  The prince of darkness is a gentleman.  11
  Thou dwarf dressed up in giant’s clothes, that showest far off still greater than thou art.  12
 
 
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