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


  • I do not love thee, Doctor Fell,
  • The reason why, I cannot tell;
  • But this alone I know full well
  • I do not love thee, Doctor Fell.
  • Tom Brown.

  • As well the noble savage of the field
  • Might tamely couple with the fearful ewe;
  • Tigers might engender with the timid deer;
  • Wild, muddy boars defile the cleanly ermine,
  • Or vultures sort with doves; as I with thee.
  • Lee.