Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.


Glass antique! ’twixt thee and Nell
Draw we here a parallel.
She, like thee, was forced to bear
All reflections, foul or fair.
Thou art deep and bright within,—
Depths as bright belong’d to Gwynne;
Thou art very frail as well,
Frail as flesh is,—so was Nell.
L. Blanchard—Nell Gwynne’s Looking Glass. St. 1.

This is the porcelain clay of human kind.
Dryden—Don Sebastian. Act I. Sc. 1.

Unthought-of Frailties cheat us in the Wise.
Pope—Moral Essays. Ep. To Temple. L. 69.

Frailty, thy name is woman!
Hamlet. Act I. Sc. 2. L. 146.

Sometimes we are devils to ourselves,
When we will tempt the frailty of our powers,
Presuming on their changeful potency.
Troilus and Cressida. Act IV. Sc. 4. L. 96.

Alas! our frailty is the cause, not we;
For, such as we are made of, such we be.
Twelfth Night. Act II. Sc. 2. L. 32.