Whereas my birth and spirit rather took The way that takes the town; Thou didst betray me to a lingering book, And wrap me in a gown. George Herbert
'Affliction (1)', collected in The Temple, Sacred Poems and Private Ejaculations (published posthumously,1633).
It cannot reasonably be doubted, but a little miss, dressed in a new gown for a dancing-school ball, receives as complete enjoyment as the greatest orator, who triumphs in the splendour of his eloquence, while he governs the passions and resolutions of a numerous assembly. David Hume
^2 Essays Moral, Political and Literary,'The Sceptic'.
And may at last my weary age Find out the peaceful hermitage, The hairy gown and mossy cell, Where I may sit and rightly spell Of every star that heaven doth shew, And every herb that sips the dew, Till old experience to attain To something like prophetic strain. John Milton
c.1631 Il Penseroso, l.167^74.
Where's the man could ease a heart Like a satin gown? Dorothy ne e Rothschild Parker
Enough Rope,'The Satin Dress', stanza1.
Give me my scallop-shell of quiet, My staff of faith to walk upon, My scrip of joy, immortal diet, My bottle of salvation, My gown of glory, hope's true gage, And thus I'll take my pilgrimage. Sir Walter RaleighSearch Quotes Webster's New World Dictionary of Quotations Copyright © 2010 by Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd. All rights reserved. Published by Wiley, Hoboken, NJ. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
The Passionate Man's Pilgrimage.
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