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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.
- The Goblins. The same is found in William Shakespeare, King Lear, Act iii, Sc. 4.
- 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.