Talk:John Suckling

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  • Her lips were red, and one was thin;
    Compared with that was next her chin,—
    Some bee had stung it newly.
    • Ballad upon a Wedding.
  • 'T is expectation makes a blessing dear;
    Heaven were not heaven if we knew what it were.
    • Against Fruition.
  • She is pretty to walk with,
    And witty to talk with,
    And pleasant, too, to think on.
    • Brennoralt, Act ii.
  • Her face is like the milky way i' the sky,—
    A meeting of gentle lights without a name.
    • Brennoralt, Act iii.
  • But as when an authentic watch is shown,
    Each man winds up and rectifies his own,
    So in our very judgments.
    • Aglaura, Epilogue. Compare: "'T is with our judgments as our watches,—none Go just alike, yet each believes his own", Alexander Pope, Essay on Criticism, part i. line 9.
  • The prince of darkness is a gentleman.
  • Nick of time.
    • The Goblins.
  • "High characters," cries one, and he would see
    Things that ne'er were, nor are, nor e'er will be.
    • The Goblins. Epilogue. Compare: "Whoever thinks a faultless piece to see, Thinks what ne'er was, nor is, nor e'er shall be", Alexander Pope, Essay on Criticism, part ii, line 53; "There's no such thing in Nature, and you'll draw A faultless monster which the world ne'er saw", John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby, Essay on Poetry.