|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Let everything that hath breath, praise the Lord.|
Psalm cl. Ver. 6.
|The plants look up to heaven, from whence|
They have their nourishment.
Shakespeare.Pericles, Act I. Scene 2. (Helicanus to Pericles.)
|Praise is the tribute of men, but felicity the gift of God.|
Bacon.On Queen Elizabeth.
|Praise was originally a pension, paid by the world.|
Swift.A Tale of the Tub. (The Authors Preface.)
|Our praises are our wages.|
Shakespeare.Winters Tale, Act I. Scene 2. (Hermione to Leontes.)
| Praising what is lost,|
Makes the remembrance dear.
Shakespeare.Alls Well that Ends Well, Act V. Scene 3; or, as some unknown hand has written, Though lost to sight, to memory dear.
|Praise cannot praise him with hyperbole:|
He is one whom older look upon as on a book,
Wherein are printed noble sentences
For them to rule their lives by.
Wilkins.Enforced Marriage, Act I.
|The man is vain who writes for praise;|
Praise no man eer deserved who sought no more.
Dr. Young.Night V. Line 3.
|Long open panegyric drags at best,|
And praise is only praise when well addressd.
|Methinks she is too low for a high praise, too brown for a fair praise, and too little for a great praise.|
Shakespeare.Much Ado About Nothing, Act I. Scene 1. (Benedick to Claudio.)
|Idly do we waste the breath of praise.|
Cowper.The Task, Book VI. Line 711.
|I have some wounds upon me, and they smart|
To hear themselves rememberd.
Shakespeare.Coriolanus, Act I. Scene 9. (Marcius to Cominius.)
|Praise undeserved is satire in disguise.|
Broadhurst.British Beauties. Note from The Garland, a Collection of Poems, 1723; See 1, Notes and Queries, 233.
| [Pope, in his translations of Horace, Epi. I. Book II., last line but seven, gives this passage as a quotation, but uses the word scandal instead of satire.]|| 14|
|If thou wouldst all his generous deeds explore,|
As soon the sandy grains thy tongue shall number oer.
Wheelwrights Pindar.Olym. Ode II. Line 174. Olym. Ode XIII. Line 69. Nemean Ode II. Line 31.
|For sooner could I reckon oer|
The sands upon the ocean shore.
Psalm cxxxix. Ver. 18. Tate and Brady.
|Experience proves the man, and will his worth display.|
Wheelwrights Pindar.Olym. Ode IV. Line 26; Olym. Ode VI. Line 142.
|Praise from a friend, or censure from a foe,|
Are lost on hearers that our merits know.
Pope.Homers Iliad, Book X. Line 293.
|Greatly his foes he dreads, but most his friends,|
He hurts me most who lavishly commends.
Churchill.The Apology, Line 19.
|The love of praise, howeer conceald by art,|
Reigns more or less, and glows, in every heart.
Dr. Young.Satire I. Line 51.
|1. Speak you this in my praise, master?|
2. In thy condign praise.
Shakespeare.Loves Labours Lost, Act I. Scene 2. (Moth and Armado.)
|Tis something to be willing to commend;|
But my best praise is, that I am your friend.
Southerne.To Congreve.The Old Bachelor.
|Solid pudding against empty praise.|
Pope.The Dunciad, Book I. Line 52.