Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.
But evil fortune has decreed, (The foe of mice as well as men) The royal mouse at last should bleed, Should fallneer to arise again. Michael Bruce Musiad. 1
The best-laid schemes o mice an men, Gang aft a-gley, And leave us nought but grief and pain, For promised joy. Burns To a Mouse. St. 7. Mrs. Barbauld Roses Petition. Dryden Hide and Panther. Pope Imitation of Horace. Bk. II. Satire 6. 2
Like to the apples on the Dead Seas shore, All ashes to the taste. Byron Childe Harold. III. 34. 3
As distant prospects please us, but when near We find but desert rocks and fleeting air. Saml Garth The Dispensary. Canto III. L. 27. 4
Lightly I sped when hope was high And youth beguiled the chase, I follow, follow still: But I Shall never see her face. Fredk Locker-Lampson. The Unrealized Ideal. 5
But O! as to embrace me she inclind, I wakd, she fled, and day brought back my night. Milton On His Deceased Wife. 6
Sed ut acerbum est, pro benefactis quom malis messem metas! It is a bitter disappointment when you have sown benefits, to reap injuries. Plautus Epidicus. V. 2. 52. 7 All is but toys; renown and grace is dead; The wine of life is drawn, and the mere lees Is left this vault to brag of. Act II. Sc. 3. L. 99. Macbeth. 8