|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|Samuel Rogers. (17631855) (continued)|
| That very law which moulds a tear|
And bids it trickle from its source,
That law preserves the earth a sphere,
And guides the planets in their course.
| On a Tear.|
| Go! you may call it madness, folly;|
You shall not chase my gloom away!
There s such a charm in melancholy
I would not if I could be gay.
| To .|
| To vanish in the chinks that Time has made. 1|
| Ward has no heart, they say, but I deny it:|
He has a heart, and gets his speeches by it.
|John Ferriar. (17641815)|
| The princeps copy, clad in blue and gold.|
| Illustrations of Sterne. Bibliomania. Line 6.|
| Now cheaply bought for thrice their weight in gold.|
| Illustrations of Sterne. Bibliomania. Line 65.|
| Torn from their destined page (unworthy meed|
Of knightly counsel and heroic deed).
| Illustrations of Sterne. Bibliomania. Line 121.|
| How pure the joy, when first my hands unfold|
The small, rare volume, black with tarnished gold!
| Illustrations of Sterne. Bibliomania. Line 137.|
|Ann (Ward) Radcliffe. (17641823)|
| Fate sits on these dark battlements and frowns,|
And as the portal opens to receive me,
A voice in hollow murmurs through the courts
Tells of a nameless deed. 2
See Waller, Quotation 14. [back]
These lines form the motto to Mrs. Radcliffes novel, The Mysteries of Udolpho, and are presumably of her own composition. [back]