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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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Sovereign Woman Versus Mere Man: A Medley of Quotations

1905 - 91 sider
...comes cheaper: they wear it long for the same reason that they wear their hats long. Jsracl Zangwill. Three things a wise man will not trust: The wind,...sunshine of an April day, And woman's plighted faith. Robert ^^ How strangely men act! They will not praise those who are living at the same time and living...
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Folk-lore of Women: As Illustrated by Legendary and Traditional Tales, Folk ...

Thomas Firminger Thiselton Dyer - 1906 - 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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Dictionary of Quotations (English)

Philip Hugh Dalbiac - 1908 - 510 sider
...Though every prospect pleases And only man is vile. BISHOP HEBER. " From Greenland's Icy Mountains." . " Three things a wise man will not trust. The wind,...sunshine of an April day. And woman's plighted faith." SOUTHEY. Madoc in Azthan, Pi. XXIII., line 51. " Through thick and thinne." CHAUCER. The Rcve's Talc,...
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A Dictionary of Quotations from English and American Poets: Based Upon Bohn ...

Henry George Bohn - 1911 - 761 sider
...a woman, And that is saying the best and worst of thee. 5816 Bailey: Festus. Sc. The Drawing-Room. Three things a wise man will not trust, The wind,...sunshine of an April day, And woman's plighted faith. I have beheld The weathercock upon the steeple-point Steady from morn till eve ; and I have seen The...
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A Dictionary of Quotations from English and American Poets

Henry George Bohn, Anna Lydia Ward - 1911 - 761 sider
...And daughters sometimes run off with the butler. 2380 lSyron : Don Juan. Canto iii. St. 22 There are three things a wise man will not trust, — The wind,...sunshine of an April day, And woman's plighted faith. 2081 Southey : Madoc. Pt. ii. Caradocand Senena. Lino 51. INDEPENDENCE. Bless'd are those Whose blood...
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The Promise: A Tale of the Great Northwest

James Beardsley Hendryx - 1915 - 419 sider
...book. It was ' ' Madoc, ' ' and three lines, heavily underscored, stood boldly out upon the page : " Three things a wise man will not trust, The wind,...sunshine of an April day, And woman's plighted faith." Over and over she read the lines, and, returning the book to its place, pondered, as she allowed her...
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HOYT'S NEW CYCLOPEDIA OF PRACTICAL QUOTATIONS

KATE LOUISE ROBERTS - 1922
...of ourselves; neither vanity nor conceit can exist in the same atmosphere with it. MADAME NECKER. 21 SOUTHEY— Madoc in Azthan. Pt. ХХШ. L. , 51. 22 DOCTRINE For his religion, it was fit To match...
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The Library of Poetry and Song, Bind 1

William Cullen Bryant - 1925 - 1100 sider
...with faults. 7w*> Gtntlctnt.ii o/ Verona, Act v. Sc. 4. SHAKESPEARE. INCONSTANCY OF WOMAN. There are three things a wise man will not trust : The wind,...sunshine of an April day, And woman's plighted faith. Mrtdoc. SOUTHEY. Who trusts himself to woman or to waves Should never hazard what he fears to lose....
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The Tunnel Thru the Air, Or, Looking Back from 1940

W. D. Gann - 1987 - 418 sider
...have added that the greatest of the three was, woman." Then Walter quoted from 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.' " Robert replied — "Nevertheless nearly every wise man has loved and trusted...
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The Poetical Works

Robert Southey - 1838
...if the strain offend, O Lady fair, Blame them the theme, not me I . . Then to the harp He sung, . . Three things a wise man will not trust, The Wind,...Sunshine of an April day, And Woman's plighted faith. I have beheld The Weathercock upon the steeple-point Steady from morn till eve ; and I have seen AA 3...
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