|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|And finds with keen, discriminating sight,|
Blacks not so blacknor white so very white.
|And for to se, and eek for to be seye.|
ChaucerCanterbury Tales. The Wife of Bath. Preamble. L. 6,134.
|The age, wherein he lived was dark; but he|
Could not want sight, who taught the world to see.
Denham. In Todds Johnson.
|The rarer sene, the lesse in mynde,|
The lesse in mynde, the lesser payne.
Barnaby GoogeSonnettes. Out of Syght, Out of Mynde.
|See and to be seen.|
Ben JonsonEpithalamion. St. 3. L. 4. GoldsmithChildren of the World. Letter 71.
| And every eye|
Gazd as before some brother of the sky.
HomerOdyssey. Bk. VIII. L. 17. Popes trans.
|For sight is woman-like and shuns the old.|
(Ah! he can see enough, when years are told,
Who backwards looks.)
Victor HugoEviradnus. IX.
|Two men look out through the same bars:|
One sees the mud, and one the stars.
Frederick LangbridgeIn A Cluster of Quiet Thoughts. Pub. by the Religious Tract Society.
|Then purgd with euphrasy and rue|
The visual nerve, for he had much to see.
MiltonParadise Lost. Bk. XI. L. 414.
|He that had neither beene kithe nor kin,|
Might have seene a full fayre sight.
Thomas PercyReliques of Ancient Poetry. Robin Hood and Guy of Gisborne.
|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 TrumbullMcFingal. Canto I. L. 67.
| Monstrum horrendum, informe, ingens, cui lumen ademptum.|
A monster frightful, formless, immense, with sight removed.
VergilÆneid. III. 658.