C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.


  • Adored through fear, strong only to destroy.
  • Cowper.

  • We bear it calmly, though a ponderous woe,
  • And still adore the hand that gives the blow.
  • Pomfret.

  • Led like a victim, to my death I’ll go,
  • And, dying, bless the hand that gave the blow.
  • Dryden.