Careful Words

view (n.)

view (v.)

view (adv.)

Lest men suspect your tale untrue,

Keep probability in view.

John Gay (1688-1732): Fables. Part i. The Painter who pleased Nobody and Everybody.

Ever charming, ever new,

When will the landscape tire the view?

John Dyer (1700-1758): Grongar Hill. Line 102.

You 'd scarce expect one of my age

To speak in public on the stage;

And if I chance to fall below

Demosthenes or Cicero,

Don't view me with a critic's eye,

But pass my imperfections by.

Large streams from little fountains flow,

Tall oaks from little acorns grow.

David Everett (1769-1813): Lines written for a School Declamation.

Order gave each thing view.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616): King Henry VIII. Act i. Sc. 1.

Some fleeting good, that mocks me with the view.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774): The Traveller. Line 26.

Let observation with extensive view

Survey mankind, from China to Peru.

Samuel Johnson (1709-1784): Vanity of Human Wishes. Line 1.