As in some Irish houses, where things are so-so, One gammon of bacon hangs up for a show; But, for eating a rasher of what they take pride in, Theyd as soon think of eating the pan it is fried in. Goldsmith.The Hanch of Venison, Line 9.
In pride, in reasoning pride, our error lies; All quit their sphere, and rush into the skies. Pride still is aiming at the best abodes, Men would be angels, angels would be gods. Pope.Essay on Man, Epi. I. Line 123.
The sin of pride is the sin of sins; in which all subsequent sins are included, as in their germ; they are but the unfolding of this one. Archbishop Trench.The Prodigal Son, Page 374. (Notes on the Parables. Ed. 9th.)
Of all the causes that conspire to blind Mans erring judgment, and misguide the mind, What the weak head with strongest bias rules, Is Pride, the never-failing vice of fools. Pope.Essay on Criticism, Part II. Line 201.
He saw a cottage with a double coach-house, A cottage of gentility! And the devil did grin, for his darling sin Is pride that apes humility. Coleridge.The Devils Thoughts. This verse is Coleridges, and not Southeys. See the note to the seventh verse in the edition of 1829.