- Oft has good nature been the fool's defence, And honest meaning gilded want of sense.
- Her cap, far whiter than the driven snow, Emblem right meet of decency does yield.
- Whoe'er has traveled life's dull round, Where'er his stages may have been, May sigh to think he still has found The warmest welcome, at an inn.
- Every good poet includes a critic; the reverse will not hold.
- A fool and his words are soon parted.
- Love is a pleasing but a various clime.
- So sweetly she bade me adieu, I thought that she bade me return.
- I have found out a gift for my fair; I have found where the wood-pigeons breed.
- My banks they are furnish'd with bees, Whose murmur invites one to sleep.
- For seldom shall she hear a tale So sad, so tender, and so true.
- Her cap, far whiter than the driven snow, Emblems right meet of decency does yield.
- Pun-provoking thyme.
- A little bench of heedless bishops here, And there a chancellor in embryo.
- Some men are called sagacious, merely on account of their avarice: whereas a child can clench its fist the moment it is born.
- Zealous men are ever displaying to you the strength of their belief, while judicious men are shewing you the grounds of it.
- There seem near as many people that want passion as want reason.
- A man has generally the good or ill qualities which he attributes to mankind.
- Necessity may be the mother of lucrative invention, but it is the death of poetical.