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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Eyes
 
I scarcely can believe my ears or eyes,
Or find out Cibber through the dark disguise.
        Churchill.—The Rosciad, Line 801.
  1
He travels with his eyes.
        Dr. Walter Harte.—Eulogius.
  2
We credit most our sight; one eye doth please
Our trust far more than ten ear witnesses.
        Herrick.—The Hesperides, Aphorism, No. 158.
  3
        He’s not to be commended
Who trusts another any further than he sees.
        Riley’s Plautus, Vol. II. Truculentus, Act II. Scene 2.
  4
I ne’er could any lustre see
In eyes that would not look on me;
I ne’er saw nectar on a lip,
But where my own did hope to sip.
        Sheridan.—The Duenna, Act I. Scene 2.
  5
’Twas from Kathleen’s eyes he flew,—
Eyes of most unholy blue!
        Tom Moore.—Irish Melodies, “By that Lake,” Line 9.
  6
Her blue eyes sought the west afar,
For lovers love the western star.
        Walter Scott.—The Lay of the Last Minstrel, Canto III. Stanza 24, last Lines.
  7
        With eyes
Of microscopic power, that could discern
The population of a dew-drop.
        James Montgomery.—The Pelican Island, Canto VII.
  8
Her eyes are homes of silent prayer.
        Tennyson.—In Memoriam, 32, Verse 1.
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