Thomas Percy

1728 - 1811

A Quote by Thomas Percy on daughters, god, judgment, and love

Have you not heard these many years ago Jeptha was judge of Israel? He had one only daughter and no mo, The which he loved passing well; And as by lott, God wot, It so came to pass, As God's will was.

Thomas Percy (1728 - 1811)

Source: Jepthah, Judge of Israel.

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A Quote by Thomas Percy

He that had neyther been kith nor kin Might have seen a full fayre sight.

Thomas Percy (1728 - 1811)

Source: Guy of Gisborne.

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A Quote by Thomas Percy

He that would not when he might, He shall not when he wolda.

Thomas Percy (1728 - 1811)

Source: The Friar of Orders Gray.

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A Quote by Thomas Percy

I saw the new moon late yestreen, Wi' the auld moon in her arm.

Thomas Percy (1728 - 1811)

Source: Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border.

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A Quote by Thomas Percy on pride

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King Stephen was a worthy peere, His breeches cost him but a croune; He held them sixpence all too deere, Therefore he call'd the taylor loune. He was a wight of high renowne, And those but of a low degree; Itt 's pride that putts the countrye doune, Then take thine old cloake about thee.

Thomas Percy (1728 - 1811)

Source: Take thy old Cloak about Thee.

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A Quote by Thomas Percy

Late, late yestreen I saw the new moone, Wi' the auld moon in hir arme.

Thomas Percy (1728 - 1811)

Source: Sir Patrick Spens.

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A Quote by Thomas Percy on death

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O Lady, he is dead and gone! Lady, he 's dead and gone! And at his head a green grass turfe, And at his heels a stone.

Thomas Percy (1728 - 1811)

Source: The Friar of Orders Gray.

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A Quote by Thomas Percy

Shall I bid her goe? What if I doe? Shall I bid her goe and spare not? Oh no, no, no! I dare not.

Thomas Percy (1728 - 1811)

Source: Corydon's Farewell to Phillis.

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A Quote by Thomas Percy on blindness and heaven

The blinded boy that shootes so trim, From heaven downe did hie.

Thomas Percy (1728 - 1811)

Source: King Cophetua and the Beggar-maid.

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A Quote by Thomas Percy on good and nobility

We 'll shine in more substantial honours, And to be noble we 'll be good.

Thomas Percy (1728 - 1811)

Source: Winifreda (1720).

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