C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.


  • She came adorned hither like sweet May.
  • Shakespeare.

  • Th’ adorning thee with so much art
  • Is but a barbarous skill;
  • ’Tis like the poisoning of a dart,
  • Too apt before to kill.
  • Cowley.

    A poet, naturalist and historian, who scarcely left any style of writing untouched and touched nothing that he did not adorn.

    Dr. Johnson.