Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.
He shall have chariots easier than air, That I will have invented; And thyself, That art the messenger, shalt ride before him On a horse cut out of an entire diamond. That shall be made to go with golden wheels, I know not how yet. Beaumont and FletcherA King and No King. Act V.
If a man proves too clearly and convincingly to himself that a tiger is an optical illusionwell, he will find out he is wrong. The tiger will himself intervene in the discussion, in a manner which will be in every sense conclusive. G. K. Chesterton.
We were young, we were merry, we were very, very wise, And the door stood open at our feast, When there passed us a woman with the West in her eyes, And a man with his back to the East. Mary E. ColeridgeUnwelcome.
Never see a dead post-boy, did you? inquired Sam . No, rejoined Bob, I never did. No! rejoined Sam triumphantly. Nor never vill; and theres another thing that no man never see, and thats a dead donkey. DickensPickwick Papers. Ch. LI.
The things that have been and shall be no more, The things that are, and that hereafter shall be, The things that might have been, and yet were not, The fading twilight of joys departed. LongfellowChristus. Divine Tragedy. First Passover. III. Marriage in Cana.
Pretty! in amber to observe the forms Of hairs, of straws, or dirt, or grubs, or worms! The things, we know, are neither rich nor rare, But wonder how the devil they got there. PopePrologue to the Satires. L. 169.