It was a happy age when a man might have wooed his wench with a pair of kid leather gloves, a silver thimble, or with a tawdry lace; but now a velvet gown, a chain of pearl, or a coach with four horses will scarcely serve the turn.
Justice is not to be taken by storm. She is to be wooed by slow advances. Substitute statute for decision, and you shift the center of authority, but add no quota of inspired wisdom.benjamin n. cardozo
I care not for these ladies that must be wooed and prayed. Give me kind Amaryllis, the wanton country maid.thomas campion
I care not for these ladies,That must be wooed and prayed;Give me kind Amaryllis,The wanton country maid.Nature art disdaineth;Her beauty is her own.thomas campion
Fortune hath somewhat the nature of a woman; if she be too much wooed, she is the farther off.As quoted in The Advancement of Learning (1605), Book II, by Francis Bacon
Her virtue and the conscience of her worth, That would be wooed, and not unsought be won.john milton
I heard a Stock-dove sing or say His homely tale, this very day; His voice was buried among trees, Yet to be come at by the breeze: He did not cease; but cooed and cooed; And somewhat pensively he wooed: He sang of love, with quiet blending, Slow to begin, and never ending; Of serious faith, and inward glee; That was the song, the song for me!william wordsworth
wooed, and married, and a', Married, and wooed, and a'! And was she nae very weel off That was wooed, and married, and a'?Alexander Ross, Song. (Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations)
I care not for these ladies, That must be wooed and prayed; Give me kind Amaryllis, The wanton country maid. Nature art disdaineth; Her beauty is her own.thomas campion
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