Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.
January By her who in this month is born, No gems save Garnets should be worn; They will insure her constancy, True friendship and fidelity. February The February born will find Sincerity and peace of mind; Freedom from passion and from care, If they the Pearl (also green amethyst) will wear. March Who in this world of ours their eyes In March first open shall be wise; In days of peril firm and brave, And wear a Bloodstone to their grave. April She who from April dates her years, Diamonds should wear, lest bitter tears For vain repentance flow; this stone, Emblem of innocence is known. May Who first beholds the light of day In Springs sweet flowery month of May And wears an Emerald all her life, Shall be a loved and happy wife. June Who comes with Summer to this earth And owes to June her day of birth, With ring of Agate on her hand, Can health, wealth, and long life command. July The glowing Ruby should adorn Those who in warm July are born, Then will they be exempt and free From loves doubt and anxiety. August Wear a Sardonyx or for thee No conjugal felicity. The August-born without this stone Tis said must live unloved and lone. September A maiden born when Autumn leaves Are rustling in Septembers breeze, A Sapphire on her brow should bind, Twill cure diseases of the mind. October Octobers child is born for woe, And lifes vicissitudes must know; But lay an Opal on her breast, And hope will lull those woes to rest. November Who first comes to this world below With drear Novembers fog and snow Should prize the Topaz amber hue Emblem of friends and lovers true. December If cold December gave you birth, The month of snow and ice and mirth, Place on your hand a Turquoise blue, Success will bless whateer you do. In Notes and Queries, May 11, 1889. P. 371.
It strikes! one, two, Three, four, five, six. Enough, enough, dear watch, Thy pulse hath beat enough. Now sleep and rest; Would thou couldst make the time to do so too; Ill wind thee up no more. Ben JonsonStaple of News. Act I. Sc. 1.
Après lesprit de discernement, ce quil y a au monde de plus rare, ce sont les diamants et les perles. The rarest things in the world, next to a spirit of discernment, are diamonds and pearls. La BruyèreLes Caractères. XII.
Nay, tarry a moment, my charming girl; Here is a jewel of gold and pearl; A beautiful cross it is I ween As ever on beautys breast was seen; Theres nothing at all but love to pay; Take it and wear it, but only stay! Ah! Sir Hunter, what excellent taste! Im notin suchparticularhaste. J. G. SaxeThe Hunter and the Milkmaid. Trans.