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


Such a pearly row of teeth, that sovereignty would have pawned her jewels for them.


  • Teeth, like falling snow
  • For white, were placed in a double row.
  • Cowley.

  • Some ask’d how pearls did grow, and where?
  • Then spoke I to my girl,
  • To part her lips, and show’d them there
  • The quarrelets of Pearl.
  • Herrick.