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


  • Those oft are stratagems which errors seem,
  • Nor is it Homer nods, but we that dream.
  • Pope.

  • For her own breakfast she’ll project a scheme,
  • Nor take her tea without a stratagem.
  • Young.

  • There webs were spread of more than common size,
  • And half-starved spiders prey’d on half-starved flies.
  • Churchill.