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" Three things a wise man will not trust, — The Wind, the Sunshine of an April day, And Woman's plighted faith. "
O'Hara; or, 1798 [by W.H. Maxwell]. - Side 50
af William Hamilton Maxwell - 1825
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The ways of women: a study of their virtues and vices, their charms and caprices

Sydney Yorke - 1885 - 317 sider
...only fair to take the construction most favourable to women. Southey is, however, less ambiguous — "Three things a wise man will not trust— The wind,...sunshine of an April day, And woman's plighted faith." This is far more uncomplimentary, and more so than at first sight appears. If you have ever been yachting,...
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Romantic Love and Personal Beauty: Their Development, Causal Relations ...

Henry T. Finck - 1887 - 560 sider
...month in their lives." Hood : " You can't wive and thrive both in the same year." Southey : " There are three things a wise man will not trust, — the wind, the sunshine of an April day, and a woman's plighted faith." Byron : " I remarked in my illness the complete inertion, inaction, and...
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Woman in Epigram: Flashes of Wit, Wisdom, and Satire from the World's Literature

Frederick William Morton - 1894 - 214 sider
...WOMAN has a smile for every joy, and a tear for every sorrow. GERMAIN FRANC.OIS POULLAIN DE SAINT-FOIX. THREE things a wise man will not trust, — the wind,...sunshine of an April day, and woman's plighted faith. ROBERT SOUTHEY. WOMEN should be careful of their conduct, for appearances sometimes injure them as...
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Treasury of Thought: Forming an Encyclopædia of Quotations from Ancient and ...

Maturin Murray Ballou - 1894 - 579 sider
...awnke to the flowers is always the first to be touched by the thorns. — Moore. FICKLENESS. There are three things a wise man will not trust, — the wind,...sunshine of an April day, and woman's plighted faith.— Soitt/iey. He wears his faith but as the fashion of his hat ; it ever changes with the next block....
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Poetical Quotations from Chaucer to Tennyson: With Copious ..., Bind 1873

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1896 - 772 sider
...all ; For an ensign's pay, in the present day, Is unjustifiably small! Song of the Spin. There are three things a wise man will not trust: The wind,...sunshine of an April day, And woman's plighted faith. SOUTHEY: Madoc. Thereto when needed, she could weep and pray,— And when she listed she could fawn...
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The Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations: English, Latin, and Modern Foreign ...

1896 - 1178 sider
...ourselves; neither vanity nor conceit can exist in the same atmosphere with it. in. MADAME NBCKKR. ALLECK — Fortune. The ancients dreaded death : the...Christian can only fear dying. IJC and AW HARE— Guet n. SOUTHEY — Madac in Azthan. Pt. XXIII. L. 51. DOCTRINE. For his religion, it was fit To match his...
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Bachelor Bigotries

1901 - 144 sider
...women, knock at the door of their vanity, and you will always find them at home. —Max O'Rell. Sixth Three things a wise man will not trust — The wind,...sunshine of an April day, And woman's plighted faith. — Southey. JWareh Seventh When a man has seen the woman whom he would have chosen if he intended...
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Proverbial Wisdom: Proverbs, Maxims and Ethical Sentences, of Interest to ...

Abram N. Coleman - 1903 - 302 sider
...that use them otherwise, abuse themselves into weak bodies and light purses. Quarles. 42. There are three things a wise man will not trust — the wind, the sunshine of an April day, and a woman's plighted faith. Robert Southey. 43. A man's reception depends upon his coat; his dismissal,...
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The World's Best Poetry ...

John Vance Cheney, Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts, Charles Francis Richardson, Francis Hovey Stoddard, John Raymond Howard - 1904
...One object lost, another should succeed ; And all our life be love. Pastorals. T. BROWN. There are three things a wise man will not trust : The wind,...sunshine of an April day, And woman's plighted faith. Madoc. R. SOUTHEY. • Who trusts himself to woman or to waves Should never hazard what he fears to...
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Folk-lore of Women as Illustrated by Legendary and Traditionary Tales, Folk ...

Thomas Firminger Thiselton Dyer - 1905 - 253 sider
...reproach as being fickle and unstable, and Southey, quoting the popular sentiment, says : — " There are three things a wise man will not trust, The wind,...sunshine of an April day, And woman's plighted faith ; " further instances of which trait or character will be found elsewhere, where we have dealt with...
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