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


I scarcely can believe my ears or eyes,
Or find out Cibber through the dark disguise.
Churchill.—The Rosciad, Line 801.

He travels with his eyes.
Dr. Walter Harte.—Eulogius.

We credit most our sight; one eye doth please
Our trust far more than ten ear witnesses.
Herrick.—The Hesperides, Aphorism, No. 158.

He’s not to be commended
Who trusts another any further than he sees.
Riley’s Plautus, Vol. II. Truculentus, Act II. Scene 2.

I ne’er could any lustre see
In eyes that would not look on me;
I ne’er saw nectar on a lip,
But where my own did hope to sip.
Sheridan.—The Duenna, Act I. Scene 2.

’Twas from Kathleen’s eyes he flew,—
Eyes of most unholy blue!
Tom Moore.—Irish Melodies, “By that Lake,” Line 9.

Her blue eyes sought the west afar,
For lovers love the western star.
Walter Scott.—The Lay of the Last Minstrel, Canto III. Stanza 24, last Lines.

With eyes
Of microscopic power, that could discern
The population of a dew-drop.
James Montgomery.—The Pelican Island, Canto VII.

Her eyes are homes of silent prayer.
Tennyson.—In Memoriam, 32, Verse 1.