Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.


I will go wash;
And when my face is fair, you shall perceive
Whether I blush or no.
Shakespeare.—Coriolanus, Act I. Scene 9. (To his Generals.)

The rising blushes, which her cheek o’erspread,
Are opening roses in the lily’s bed.
Gay.—Dione, Act II. Scene 3.

The man that blushes, is not quite a brute.
Dr. Young.—Night VII. Line 496.

Proceed, my son! this youthful shame expel;
An honest business never blush to tell.
Pope.—The Odyssey, Book III. Line 19.

In morals blameless, as in manners meek,
He knew no wish that he might blush to speak.
Cowper.—To the Memory of Dr. Lloyd, Line 11.

The blood within her crystal cheekes
Did such a colour drive,
As though the lillye and the rose
For mastership did strive.
Anonymous.—Fair Rosamond, 2 Percy Rel. 156.

If blush thou must, then blush thou through
A lawn; that thou may’st look
As purest pearls, or pebbles do,
When peeping through a brook.
Herrick.—The Hesperides; to Julia, No. 70, Amatory Odes.