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

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George Chapman. (1559?–1634) (continued)
    Enough ’s as good as a feast. 1
          Eastward Ho. Act iii. Sc. 2.
    Fair words never hurt the tongue. 2
          Eastward Ho. Act iv. Sc. 1.
    Let pride go afore, shame will follow after. 3
          Eastward Ho. Act iv. Sc. 1.
    I will neither yield to the song of the siren nor the voice of the hyena, the tears of the crocodile nor the howling of the wolf.
          Eastward Ho. Act v. Sc. 1.
    As night the life-inclining stars best shows,
So lives obscure the starriest souls disclose.
          Epilogue to Translations.
    Promise is most given when the least is said.
          Musæus of Hero and Leander.
William Warner. (1558?–1609)
    With that she dasht her on the lippes,
So dyed double red:
Hard was the heart that gave the blow,
Soft were those lips that bled.
          Albion’s England. Book viii. chap. xli. stanza 53.
    We thinke no greater blisse then such
  To be as be we would,
When blessed none but such as be
  The same as be they should.
          Albion’s England. Book x. chap. lix. stanza 68.
Sir Richard Holland.
    O Douglas, O Douglas!
Tendir and trewe.
          The Buke of the Howlat. Stanza xxxi. 4
Note 1.
Dives and Pauper (1493). Gascoigne: Memories (1575). Henry Fielding: Covent Garden Tragedy, act ii. sc. 6. Isaac Bickerstaff: Love in a Village, act iii. sc. 1. See Heywood, Quotation 133. [back]
Note 2.
See Heywood, Quotation 43. [back]
Note 3.
See Heywood, Quotation 54. [back]
Note 4.
The allegorical poem of The Howlat was composed about the middle of the fifteenth century. Of the personal history of the author no kind of information has been discovered. Printed by the Bannatyne Club, 1823. [back]