Tush! Tush! my lassie, such thoughts resigne, Comparisons are cruele: Fine pictures suit in frames as fine, Consistencies a jewell. For thee and me coarse cloathes are best, Rude folks in homelye raiment drest, Wife Joan and goodman Robin. Jolly Robyn-Roughhead. (Fake ballad. Appeared in American Newspaper, 1867.)
With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. * * * Speak what you think to-day in words as hard as cannon balls, and to-morrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict everything you said to-day. EmersonEssays. Self-Reliance.
Gineral C. is a dreffle smart man: Hes been on all sides that give places or pelf; But consistency still wuz a part of his plan; Hes been true to one party, and that is, himself; So John P. Robinson, he Sez he shall vote for Gineral C. LowellThe Biglow Papers. Series I. No. 3.