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25 Blushes Quotes

An Arab, by his earnest gaze, Has clothed a lovely maid with blushes; A smile within his eyelids plays And into words his longing gushes.

William R. Alger Quotes , Source: Oriental Poetry--Love Sowing and Reaping Roses

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Yet will she blush, here be it said, To bear her secrets so bewrayed.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Passionate Pilgrim (XVIII, l. 53), a poem of doubtful authenticity

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Blushing is the colour of virtue.

Matthew (Mathew) Henry Quotes , Source: Commentaries (Jeremiah, III)

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Such a blush In the midst of brown was born, Like red poppies grown with corn.

Thomas Hood Quotes , Source: Ruth

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I will go wash; And when my face is fair, you shall perceive Whether I blush or no.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Coriolanus (Coriolanus at I, ix)

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Fit thy consent to my sharp appetite, Lay by all nicety and prolixious blushes, That banish what they sue for: redeem thy brother By yielding up thy body to my will, Or else he must not only die the death, But thy unkindess shall his death draw out To ling'ring sufferance.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Measure for Measure (Angelo at II, iv)

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Girls blush, sometimes, because they are alive, Half wishing they were dead to save the shame. The sudden blush devours them, neck and brow; They have drawn too near the fire of life, like gnats, And flare up bodily, wings and all.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning Quotes , Source: Aurora Leigh (bk. II, l. 732)

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'Tis not on youth's smooth cheek the blush alone, which fades so fast, But the tender bloom of heart is gone, ere youth itself be past.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Stanzas for Music

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I ask, that I might waken reverence, And bid the cheek be ready with a blush Modest as morning when she coldly eyes The youthful Phoebus, Which is that god in office, guiding men?

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The History of Troilus and Cressida (Aeneas at I, iii)

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So sweet the blush of bashfulness, E'en pity scarce can wish it less!

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Bride of Abydos (canto 1, st. 8)

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Blushed like the waves of hell.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Devil's Drive (st. 5)

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Pure friendship's well-feigned blush.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Stanzas to Her who can Best Understand Them (st. 12)

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We griev'd, we sigh'd, we wept; we never blushed before.

Abraham Cowley Quotes , Source: Works (p. 60), (1693 ed.), a discourse concerning the government of Oliver Cromwell

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I pity bashful men, who feel the pain Of fancied scorn and undeserved disdain, And bear the marks upon a blushing face, OF needless shame, and self-impos'd disgrace.

William Cowper Quotes , Source: Conversation (l. 347)

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Once he saw a youth blushing, and addressed him, "Courage, my boy; that is the complexion of virtue."

Laertius Diogenes Quotes , Source: Diogenes (VI)

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A blush is no language: only a dubious flag-signal which may mean either of two contradictories.

George Eliot (pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans Cross) Quotes , Source: Daniel Deronda (bk. V, ch. XXXV)

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The rising blushes, which her cheek o'er-spread, Are opening roses in the lily's bed.

John Gay Quotes , Source: Dione (act II, sc. 3)

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The blush is beautiful, but it is sometimes convenient. [It., Bello e il rossore, ma e incommodo qualche volta.]

Goldoni Quotes , Source: Pamela (I, 3)

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Men blush less for their crimes than for their weaknesses and vanity. [Fr., Les hommes rougissent moins de leur crimes que de leurs faiblesses et de leur vanite.]

Jean de la Bruyere Quotes , Source: Les Caracteres (II)

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Innocence is not accustomed to blush. [Fr., L'innocence a rougir n'est point accoutumee.]

Jean Baptiste Poquelin Moliere Quotes , Source: Don Garcie de Navarre (II, 5)

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While mantling on the maiden's cheek Young roses kindled into thought.

Thomas Moore Quotes , Source: Evenings in Greece (Evening, II, Song)

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From every blush that kindles in thy cheeks, Ten thousand little loves and graces spring To revel in the roses.

Nicholas Rowe Quotes , Source: Tamerlane (act I, sc. 1)

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I have marked A thousand blushing apparitions To start into her face, a thousand innocent shames In angel whiteness beat away those blushes, And in her eye there hath appeared a fire To burn the errors that these princes hold Against her maiden truth.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Much Ado About Nothing (Friar Francis at IV, i)

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His kindled duty kindled her mistrust, That two red fires in both faces blazed. She thought he blushed as knowing Tarquin's lust, And, blushing with him, wistly on him gazed; Her earnest eye did make him more amazed.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Rape of Lucrece (l. 1,352)

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Where now I have no one to blush with me, To cross their arms and hang their heads with mine, To mask their brows and hide their infamy; But I alone, alone must sit and pine, Seasoning the earth with show'rs of silver brine, Mingling my talk with tears, my grief with groans, Poor wasting monuments of lasting moans.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Rape of Lucrece (l. 792)

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