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


What mad lover ever dy’d,
To gain a soft and gentle bride?
Or for a lady tender-hearted,
In purling streams or hemp departed?
Butler.—Hudibras, Part III. Canto I. Line 23.

And then the lover,
Sighing like a furnace, with a woeful ballad
Made to his mistress’ eyebrow.
Shakespeare.—As You Like It, Act II. Scene 7. (Jaques to Duke S.)

A sonnet quaint
Of Silvia’s shoe-string, or of Chloe’s fan,
Or sweetly-fashion’d tip of Celia’s ear.
Shenstone.—Economy, Part III. Line 85.

Who shall give a lover any law?
Chaucer.—Saunders, Vol. I. Page 20.