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


1.How far that little candle throws its beams!
So shines a good deed in a naughty world.
2.When the moon shone we did not see the candle;
So doth the greater glory dim the less.
Shakespeare.—Merchant of Venice, Act V. Scene 1. (Portia and Nerissa.)

He that adds anything to you, ’tis done
Like his that lights a candle to the sun.
Fletcher.—To Sir Walter Aston, Line 19. Beaumont and Fletcher.—Vol. II. Page 13. Dr. Young.—Love of Fame, Sat. 7, Line 98.