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


Rich windows that exclude the light,
And passages that lead to nothing.
Gray.—A Long Story.

And storied windows richly dight,
Casting a dim religious light.
Milton.—Il Penseroso, Line 159.

Ere I let fall the windows of mine eyes.
Shakespeare.—King Richard III., Act V. Scene 3. (Richmond on retiring to sleep.)

Thy eyes’ windows fall,
Like death, when he shuts up the day of life.
Shakespeare.—Romeo and Juliet, Act IV. Scene 1. (The Friar to Juliet.)

Her two blue windows faintly she upheaveth.
Shakespeare.—Venus and Adonis, Verse 81.

Mistress, look on me,
Behold the window of my heart, mine eye,
What humble suit attends thy answer there.
Shakespeare.—Love’s Labour’s Lost, Act V. Scene 2. (Biron to Maria.)

Windows of her mind.
Chalkhill.—The Dwelling of Orandra.

It is the soul itself which sees and hears, and not those parts which are, as it were, but windows to the soul.
Yonge’s Cicero.—Tusculan Disp., Book I. Div. 20.