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


Good even, fair moon, good even to thee;
I prithee, dear moon, now show to me
The form and the features, the speech and degree,
Of the man that true lover of mine shall be.
Scott.—Heart of Mid-Lothian, Chap. XVII.

The full-orb’d moon with her nocturnal ray
Shed o’er the scene a lovely flood of day.
Wheelwright’s Pindar, Olymp. Ode X. Line 102.

The sacred Queen of Night,
Who pours a lovely, gentle light,
Wide o’er the dark, by wanderers blest,
Conducting them to peace and rest.
Thomson.—Ode to Seraphina.

Unmuffle, ye faint stars; and thou fair moon,
That wont’st to love the traveller’s benison,
Stoop thy pale visage through an amber cloud
And disinherit Chaos.
Milton.—Comus. Comus and the Lady.

The moon is in her summer glow.
Scott.—Rokeby, Canto I.

My lord, they say, five moons were seen to-night:
Four fixed; and the fifth did whirl about
The other four, in wond’rous motion.
Shakespeare.—King John, Act IV. Scene 2.

The dews of summer night did fall;
The moon, sweet regent of the sky,
Silver’d the walls of Cumnor Hall,
And many an oak that grew thereby.
Mickle.—See Scott’s Introduction to Kenilworth.

1.By yonder blessed moon I swear.
2.O, swear not by the moon, the unconstant moon,
That monthly changes in her circled orb,
Lest that thy love prove likewise variable.
Shakespeare.—Romeo and Juliet, Act II. Scene 2.

The moon pull’d off her veil of light,
That hides her face by day from sight,
(Mysterious veil, of brightness made,
That’s both her lustre and her shade,)
And in the lantern of the night,
With shining horns hung out her light.
Butler.—Hudibras, Part II. Canto I. Line 905.