Love is swift, sincere, pious, joyful, generous, strong, patient, faithful, prudent, long-suffering, courageous, and never seeking its own; for wheresoever a person seeketh his own, there he falleth from love.Thomas γ Kempis
The Fair Penitent (1703)
- As if Misfortune made the throne her seat,
And none could be unhappy but the great.
- Prologue. Compare: "None think the great unhappy, but the great", Edward Young, The Love of Fame, satire 1, line 238.
- At length the morn and cold indifference came.
- Act i. Sc. 1. Compare: "But with the morning cool reflection came", Sir Walter Scott, Chronicles of the Canongate, chap. iv. Scott also quotes this in his notes to "The Monastery", chap. iii. note 11; and with "calm" substituted for "cool" in "The Antiquary", chap. v.; and with "repentance" for "reflection" in "Rob Roy", chap. xii.
- Is she not more than painting can express,
Or youthful poets fancy when they love?
- Act iii. Sc. 1.
- Is this that haughty gallant, gay Lothario?
- Act v. Sc. 1.