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


  • “Yes!”—Oh! it is a kind reply,
  • When flowing from the lips of dear
  • Young beauty—in whose ear we sigh
  • The one fond wish.
  • Anonymous.

  • By your truth she shall be true—
  • Ever true as wives of yore—
  • And her Yes, once said to you,
  • Shall be yes for evermore.
  • Miss Barrett.

  • “Yes!” I answered you last night;
  • “No!” this morning, Sir, I say!
  • Colours seen by candle-light
  • Will not look the same by day.
  • Miss Barrett.