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John Bartlett (1820–1905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.

Edward Moore 1712-1757 John Bartlett

    Can’t I another’s face commend,
And to her virtues be a friend,
But instantly your forehead lowers,
As if her merit lessen’d yours?
          The Farmer, the Spaniel, and the Cat. Fable ix.
    The maid who modestly conceals
Her beauties, while she hides, reveals;
Give but a glimpse, and fancy draws
Whate’er the Grecian Venus was.
          The Spider and the Bee. Fable x.
    But from the hoop’s bewitching round,
Her very shoe has power to wound.
          The Spider and the Bee. Fable x.
    Time still, as he flies, brings increase to her truth,
And gives to her mind what he steals from her youth.
          The Happy Marriage.
    I am rich beyond the dreams of avarice. 1
          The Gamester. Act ii. Sc. 2.
    ’T is now the summer of your youth. Time has not cropt the roses from your cheek, though sorrow long has washed them.
          The Gamester. Act iii. Sc. 4.
    Labour for his pains. 2
          The Boy and the Rainbow.
Note 1.
See Johnson, Quotation 98. [back]
Note 2.
See Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida, Quotation 1. [back]