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

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Edmund Spenser. (1552?–1599) (continued)
    That darksome cave they enter, where they find
That cursed man, low sitting on the ground,
Musing full sadly in his sullein mind.
          Faerie Queene. Book i. Canto ix. St. 35.
    No daintie flowre or herbe that growes on grownd,
No arborett with painted blossoms drest
And smelling sweete, but there it might be fownd
To bud out faire, and throwe her sweete smels al arownd.
          Faerie Queene. Book ii. Canto vi. St. 12.
    And is there care in Heaven? And is there love
In heavenly spirits to these Creatures bace?
          Faerie Queene. Book ii. Canto viii. St. 1.
    How oft do they their silver bowers leave
To come to succour us that succour want!
          Faerie Queene. Book ii. Canto viii. St. 2.
    Eftsoones they heard a most melodious sound.
          Faerie Queene. Book ii. Canto xii. St. 70.
    Through thick and thin, both over bank and bush, 1
In hope her to attain by hook or crook. 2
          Faerie Queene. Book iii. Canto i. St. 17.
    Her berth was of the wombe of morning dew, 3
And her conception of the joyous Prime.
          Faerie Queene. Book iii. Canto vi. St. 3.
    Roses red and violets blew,
And all the sweetest flowres that in the forrest grew.
          Faerie Queene. Book iii. Canto vi. St. 6.
    Be bolde, Be bolde, and everywhere, Be bold. 4
          Faerie Queene. Book iii. Canto xi. St. 54.
    Dan Chaucer, well of English undefyled,
On Fame’s eternall beadroll worthie to be fyled.
          Faerie Queene. Book iv. Canto ii. St. 32.
Note 1.
Through thick and thin.—Michael Drayton: Nymphidiæ. Thomas Middleton: The Roaring Girl, act iv. sc. 2. Kemp: Nine Days’ Wonder. Samuel Butler: Hudibras, part i. canto ii. line 370. John Dryden: Absalom and Achitophel, part ii. line 414. Alexander Pope: Dunciad, book ii. William Cowper: John Gilpin. [back]
Note 2.
See Skelton, Quotation 5. [back]
Note 3.
The dew of thy birth is of the womb of the morning.—Psalm cx. 3, Book of Common Prayer. [back]
Note 4.
De l’audace, encore de l’audace, et toujours de l’audace (Boldness, again boldness, and ever boldness).—Danton: Speech in the Legislative Assembly, 1792. [back]