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

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Sir Walter Raleigh. (1554?–1618) (continued)
thou only hast cast out of the world and despised. Thou hast drawne together all the farre stretchèd greatnesse, all the pride, crueltie, and ambition of man, and covered it all over with these two narrow words, Hic jacet!
          Historie of the World. Book v. Part 1.
Edmund Spenser. (1552?–1599)
    Fierce warres and faithful loves shall moralize my song. 1
          Faerie Queene. Introduction. St. 1.
    A gentle knight was pricking on the plaine.
          Faerie Queene. Book i. Canto i. St. 1.
    O happy earth,
Whereon thy innocent feet doe ever tread!
          Faerie Queene. Book i. Canto i. St. 9.
    The noblest mind the best contentment has.
          Faerie Queene. Book i. Canto i. St. 35.
    A bold bad man. 2
          Faerie Queene. Book i. Canto i. St. 37.
    Her angels face,
As the great eye of heaven, shyned bright,
And made a sunshine in the shady place.
          Faerie Queene. Book i. Canto iii. St. 4.
    Ay me, how many perils doe enfold
The righteous man, to make him daily fall! 3
          Faerie Queene. Book i. Canto viii. St. 1.
    As when in Cymbrian plaine
An heard of bulles, whom kindly rage doth sting,
Doe for the milky mothers want complaine, 4
And fill the fieldes with troublous bellowing.
          Faerie Queene. Book i. Canto viii. St. 11.
    Entire affection hateth nicer hands.
          Faerie Queene. Book i. Canto viii. St. 40.
Note 1.
And moralized his song.—Alexander Pope: Epistle to Arbuthnot. Line 340. [back]
Note 2.
This bold bad man.—William Shakespeare: Henry VIII. act ii. sc. 2. Philip Massinger: A New Way to Pay Old Debts, act iv. sc. 2. [back]
Note 3.
Ay me! what perils do environ
The man that meddles with cold iron!
Samuel Butler: Hudibras, part i. canto iii. line 1. [back]
Note 4.
”Milky Mothers,”—Alexander Pope: The Dunciad, book ii. line 247. Sir Walter Scott: The Monastery, chap. xxviii. [back]