|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|But yet she listendtis enough|
Who listens once will listen twice;
Her heart, be sure, is not of ice,
And one refusal no rebuff.
ByronMazeppa. St. 6.
|He holds him with his glittering eye|
* * * * * *
And listens like a three years child.
ColeridgeThe Ancient Mariner. Pt. I. St. 4. Last line claimed by Wordsworth. See note to his We are Seven.
| Listen, every one|
That listen may, unto a tale
Thats merrier than the nightingale.
LongfellowTales of a Wayside Inn. Pt. III. The Sicilians Tale. Interlude Before the Monk of Casal-Maggiore.
|In listening mood she seemed to stand,|
The guardian Naiad of the strand.
ScottThe Lady of the Lake. Canto I. St. 17.
| And this cuff was but to knock at your ear, and beseech listening.|
Taming of the Shrew. Act IV. Sc. 1. L. 66.