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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Envy
 
Base envy withers at another’s joy,
And hates that excellence it cannot reach.
        Thomson.—Spring.
  1
Which merit and success pursues with hate,
And damns the worth it cannot imitate.
        Churchill.—The Rosciad, Line 129.
  2
That incessant envy wherewith the common rate of mankind pursues all superior natures to their own.
        Swift.—To Bolingbroke, 19th Decr. 1719.
  3
How vain is worth! how short is glory’s date!
        Churchill.—Epi. to Hogarth, Line 48.
  4
Thy danger chiefly lies in acting well;
No crime’s so great as daring to excel.
        Churchill.—Epi. to Hogarth, Line 51.
  5
One common fate we both must prove;
You die with envy, I with love.
        Gay.—Fable XLV. Line 29.
  6
Envy will merit, as its shade pursue,
But, like a shadow, proves the substance true.
        Pope.—On Criticism, Line 266, Part II.
  7
In beauty faults conspicuous grow;
The smallest speck is seen on snow.
        Gay.—Fable XI. Line 1.
  8
To all apparent beauties blind,
Each blemish strikes an envious mind.
        Gay.—Fable XI. Line 37.
  9
Envy, eldest born of hell, embru’d
Her hands in blood, and taught the sons of men
To make a death which nature never made,
And God abhorr’d.
        Dr. Porteus.—Poem on Death.
  10
There is not a passion so strongly rooted in the human heart as envy!
        Sheridan.—The Critic, Act I. Scene 1.
  11
        Though every friend be fled;
Lo! envy waits, that lover of the dead.
        Tickell.—On the death of Cadogan.
  12
And when with envy Time transported,
  Shall think to rob us of our joys;
You’ll in your girls again be courted;
  And I’ll go wooing in my boys.
        J. G. Cooper.—Winifreda.  (“Away! Let nought to love displeasing.”)
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