- A little rule, a little sway,
A sunbeam in a winter’s day,
Is all the proud and mighty have
Between the cradle and the grave.
- Grongar Hill (1727), line 88.
- Ever charming, ever new,
When will the landscape tire the view?
- Grongar Hill (1727), line 102.
- Disparting towers
Trembling all precipitate down dash’d,
Rattling around, loud thundering to the moon.
- The Ruins of Rome (1740), line 40.
- A man may go to heaven without health, without riches, without honors, without learning, without friends; but he can never go there without Christ.
- Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 88.