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

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Guillaume de Salluste Du Bartas. (1544–1590) (continued)
    What is well done is done soon enough.
          First Week, First Day.
    And swans seem whiter if swart crowes be by.
          First Week, First Day.
    Night’s black mantle covers all alike. 1
          First Week, First Day.
    Hot and cold, and moist and dry. 2
          First Week, Second Day.
    Much like the French (or like ourselves, their apes),
Who with strange habit do disguise their shapes;
Who loving novels, full of affectation,
Receive the manners of each other nation. 3
          First Week, Second Day.
    With tooth and nail.
          First Week, Second Day.
    From the foure corners of the worlde doe haste. 4
          First Week, Second Day.
    Oft seen in forehead of the frowning skies. 5
          First Week, Second Day.
    From north to south, from east to west. 6
          First Week, Second Day.
    Bright-flaming, heat-full fire,
The source of motion. 7
          First Week, Second Day.
    Not that the earth doth yield
In hill or dale, in forest or in field,
A rarer plant. 8
          First Week, Third Day.
    ’T is what you will,—or will be what you would.
          First Week, Third Day.
    Or savage beasts upon a thousand hils. 9
          First Week, Third Day.
Note 1.
Come civil night,… with thy black mantle.—William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet, act iii. sc. 2. [back]
Note 2.
See Milton, Quotation 71. [back]
Note 3.
Report of fashions in proud Italy,
Whose manners still our apish nation
Limps after in base imitation.
William Shakespeare: Richard II. act ii. sc. 1. [back]
Note 4.
See Shakespeare, King John, Quotation 32. [back]
Note 5.
See Milton, Quotation 283. [back]
Note 6.
From north to south, from east to west.—William Shakespeare: Winter’s Tale, act i. sc. 2. [back]
Note 7.
Heat considered as a Mode of Motion (title of a treatise, 1863).—John Tyndall. [back]
Note 8.
See Marlowe, Quotation 4. [back]
Note 9.
The cattle upon a thousand hills.—Psalm i. 10. [back]