Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.


E’en from the tomb the voice of Nature cries,
E’en in our ashes live their wonted fires.
Gray.—Elegy, Verse 23. Chaucer.—The Reeve’s Prol., Line 3380. Addison’s Translation of Cowley’s Epitaph, last line.

Snatch from the ashes of your sires
The embers of their former fires.
Byron.—The Giaour, Paragraph 5.

And peopled kingdom’s into ashes turn!
Addison.—Ovid’s Meta., Book II.

Our best remains are ashes and a shade.
Francis.—Horace, Book IV. Ode 7.