Plaguing: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Familiar Quotations PlaguingBut of all plagues, good Heaven, thy wrath can send, Save me, oh, save me, from the candid friend.ndash;David BissonetteOf all plagues with which mankind are cursed, ecclesiastic tyranny's the worst.ndash;Daniel DefoeThe various opinions of philosophers have scattered through the world as many plagues of the mind as Pandora's box did those of the body, only with this difference, that they have not left hope at the bottom.ndash;Jonathan Swift Use in Literature PlaguingThey hold that the unborn are perpetually plaguing and tormenting the married of both sexes, fluttering about them incessantly, and giving them no peace either of mind or body until they have consented to take them under their protection.ndash;Samuel Butler (1835-1902) in Erewhon (Revised Edition).Then let us not be discontent, Nor drink a glass the less of wine; In vain they'll think their plagues are spent When once they see we don't repine.ndash;Charles Mackay (editor) in Cavalier Songs and Ballads of England from 1642 to 1684.Let Libya with her sand vaunt herself no more; for though she brings forth chelydri, jaculi, and phareae, and cenchri with amphisboena, she never, with all Ethiopia, nor with the land that lies on the Red Sea, showed either so many plagues or so evil.ndash;Dante Alighieri in Divine Comedy: Inferno (tr Norton).Lo, where their army glistereth on the plains! Throw forth thy lightning, mighty Jupiter, And power thy plagues on cursed Locrine's head.ndash;Shakespeare Apocrypha in Locrine / Mucedorus.He went away to his regiment two days ago, and I trust I shall never be plagued with him again.ndash;Jane Austen in Northanger Abbey.Mr. Johnson has hit on the most effectual manner of plaguing us all.ndash;Jane Austen in Lady Susan.We were consequently plagued, from the moment we landed at Ambusheher, till we reached Shiraz, with daily almost hourly drilling, that we might be perfect in our demeanour at all places, and under all circumstances.ndash;Walter Bagehot in Physics and Politics.Fortunately, this being the cold season, the winged plagues are absent. The country beyond the inundated mimosa woods is of the usual sandy character, with thorny Kittur bush.ndash;Samuel White Baker in The Albert N'Yanza, Great Basin of the Nile.
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