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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
Sight
 
And finds with keen, discriminating sight,
Black’s not so black—nor white so very white.
        Canning—New Morality.
  1
And for to se, and eek for to be seye.
        Chaucer—Canterbury Tales. The Wife of Bath. Preamble. L. 6,134.
  2
The age, wherein he lived was dark; but he
Could not want sight, who taught the world to see.
        Denham. In Todd’s Johnson.
  3
The rarer sene, the lesse in mynde,
The lesse in mynde, the lesser payne.
        Barnaby Googe—Sonnettes. Out of Syght, Out of Mynde.
  4
See and to be seen.
        Ben Jonson—Epithalamion. St. 3. L. 4. Goldsmith—Children of the World. Letter 71.
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            And every eye
Gaz’d as before some brother of the sky.
        Homer—Odyssey. Bk. VIII. L. 17. Pope’s trans.
  6
For sight is woman-like and shuns the old.
(Ah! he can see enough, when years are told,
Who backwards looks.)
        Victor Hugo—Eviradnus. IX.
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Two men look out through the same bars:
One sees the mud, and one the stars.
        Frederick Langbridge—In A Cluster of Quiet Thoughts. Pub. by the Religious Tract Society.
  8
Then purg’d with euphrasy and rue
The visual nerve, for he had much to see.
        MiltonParadise Lost. Bk. XI. L. 414.
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He that had neither beene kithe nor kin,
Might have seene a full fayre sight.
        Thomas Percy—Reliques of Ancient Poetry. Robin Hood and Guy of Gisborne.
  10
For any man with half an eye,
What stands before him may espy;
But optics sharp it needs I ween,
To see what is not to be seen.
        John Trumbull—McFingal. Canto I. L. 67.
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  Monstrum horrendum, informe, ingens, cui lumen ademptum.
  A monster frightful, formless, immense, with sight removed.
        Vergil—Æneid. III. 658.
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