The big round tears
Cours'd one another down his innocent nose
In piteous chase.
SHAKS.: _As You Like It,_ Act ii., Sc. 1.
Then fresh tears
Stood on her cheeks, as doth the honey-dew
Upon a gather'd lily almost wither'd.
SHAKS.: _Titus And.,_ Act iii., Sc. 1.
Our present tears here, not our present laughter,
Are but the handsells of our joys hereafter.
HERRICK: _Noble Numbers, Tears._
Thrice he assay'd, and thrice in spite of scorn,
Tears, such as angels weep, burst forth.
MILTON: _Par. Lost,_ Bk. i., Line 619.
A child will weep a bramble's smart,
A maid to see her sparrow part,
A stripling for a woman's heart:
But woe awaits a country, when
She sees the tears of bearded men.
SCOTT: _Marmion,_ Canto v., St. 16.
To me the meanest flower that blows can give
Thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears.
WORDSWORTH: _Intimations of Immortality._
Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean,
Tears from the depth of some divine despair
Rise in the heart, and gather to the eyes,
In looking on the happy Autumn fields,
And thinking of the days that are no more.
TENNYSON: _The Princess,_ Pt. iv., Line 21.
Beauty's tears are lovelier than her smile.
CAMPBELL: _Pl. of Hope,_ Pt. i., Line 180.
Under the sod and the dew,
Waiting the judgment day;
Love and tears for the Blue,
Tears and love for the Gray.
FRANCIS M. FINCH: _The Blue and the Gray._