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" And from Shakespeare she gained a great store of information amongst the rest, that -'Trifles light as air, Are, to the jealous, confirmation strong, As proofs of Holy Writ. "
The queen's confession; or, The martyrdom of st. John Nepomucene, taken ... - Page 51
by Marie David - 1881
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Mooriana: Or, Selections from the Moral, Philosophical, and ..., Volume 1

John Moore - Scottish literature - 1803
...nature. This passion has a tendency not only to sour the temper, but to obscure the understanding. Trifles, light as air, Are to the jealous confirmation strong As proofs of holy writ. 204 DEPENDENTS. IT is a miserable trait in a young man's character, to prefer the company of obsequious...
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Mooriana: or, Selections from the works of J. Moore, illustr. by notes, by F ...

John Moore - 1803
...nature. This passion has a tendency not only to sour the temper, but to obscure the understanding. Trifles, light as air, Are to the jealous confirmation strong As proofs of holy writ. DEPENDENTS. IT is a miserable trait in a young man's character, to prefer the company of obsequious...
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The Art of Speaking: Containing, an Essay, in which are Given Rules for ...

James Burgh - Oratory - 1804 - 291 pages
...lodging drop this handkerchief, That he mayjind it ; then persuade the Moor, His wife did give it - Trifles light as air, Are to the jealous confirmation strong As proofs from holy writ. This will work mischief. Dangerous conceits are in their nature poisons, Which at ihejirst...
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Alvondown vicarage [by R.M. Roche].

Regina Maria Roche - 1807
...deserving, he shook hands with Mrs. Elton and Helen, while he neglected this proof of friendship to Maria. "Trifles, light as air, Are to the jealous confirmation strong, As proofs of holy writ." Such was the effect of George's farewell salutation on the heart of Maria. With the utmost difficulty...
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The British Essayists;: Guardian

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1808
...expressed the nature of jealousy in those lines, which, on this occasiou, he puts into the mouth of lago, ' Trifles light as air Are to the jealous, confirmation strong As proofs of holy writ.' It would he easy for a tasteless critic to turn any of the beauties 1 have here mentioned into ridicule...
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Geraldine Fauconberg, by the author of Clarentine

Sarah Harriet Burney - 1808
...jealous; and from the days of Shakespeare to the present moment, it has never been disputed, that " Trifles light as air, " Are to the jealous confirmation strong " As proofs of holy writ." In the course of the evening, whilst she and I were sitting at work upon the same sofa, with a small...
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The Parliamentary History of England, from the Earliest Period to the Year ...

William Cobbett - Great Britain - 1815
..." The lord's remark was certainly but a trifle ; but the noble lord should have re* collected, that Trifles light as air, Are, to the jealous, confirmation strong, As proofs of holy writ Sir James Erskine defended lord North from the charge of the learned gentleman, appealing to the recollection...
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Elegant extracts

Elegant extracts - English poetry - 1816 - 1064 pages
...live upon the vapor of a dungeon, Than keep a corner in the thing 1 love For others' uses. Jealousy. Trifles light as air . Are, to the jealous, confirmation strong As proofs of holy writ. . The Tortures of Jealousy. Enter Othello. /ago. Look where he conies ! not poppy. nor mandragora,...
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English Synonymes Explained, in Alphabetical Order

George Crabb - English language - 1816 - 772 pages
...establish an intercourse between individuals, which has, perhaps, been casually commenced. Trifle«, light as air, Are to the jealous, confirmation» strong As proofs of holy writ. SHAISPKAEB. The silk-worm, after having spun her task. 1ауч ht-r egg!» and dies; but a man can...
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The bard of the West ... or Ned of the hills

Frances Peck - 1818
...WEST; OR. NED OF THE HILLS. CHAP I. PERHAPS Edmund was precipitate; but, let us recollect, that c' Trifles light as air " Are to the jealous confirmation strong "As proofs of holy writ." Alas ! the fatality, or misfortune, suspended over genius, was busy with that enthusiastic being, and...
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