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


The ever whirling wheel
Of change.
Spenser.—On Mutability, Canto VI. Line 1.

Change but the name, of thee the tale is told.
Horace.—Sat. I. Book I. Line 89. (Francis.)

Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots?
Jeremiah, Chap. xiii. Ver. 23.

Whate’er the passion, knowledge, fame, or pelf,
Not one will change his neighbour with himself.
Pope.—Essay on Man, Epi. II. Line 261.

Where yet was ever found a mother
Who’d give her booby for another?
Gay.—Fable III. Line 33.

A change came o’er the spirit of my dream.
Byron.—The Dream, Line 75.

Fear of change
Perplexes monarchs.
Milton.—Paradise Lost, Book I.

No:—Let the eagle change his plume,
The leaf its hue, the flower its bloom;
But ties around his heart were spun,
That could not, would not, be undone!
Campbell.—O’Connor’s Child.

The French and we still change, but here’s the curse,
They change for better, and we change for worse.
Dryden.—Prologue to the Spanish Friar.

Nothing is thought rare
Which is not new and followed; yet we know
That what was worn some twenty years ago
Comes into grace again.
Beaumont and Fletcher.—Prologue to the Noble Gentleman, Line 4.

Alas! in truth, the man but chang’d his mind,
Perhaps was sick, in love, or had not dined.
Pope.—Moral Essays, Epi. I. To Sir R. Temple, Line 127.

How chang’d, alas, from what it once had been!
’Tis now degraded to a public inn.
Gay.—A True Story.

The hearts
Of all his people shall revolt from him,
And kiss the lips of unacquainted change.
Shakespeare.—King John, Act III. Scene 4. (Pandulph to Lewis.)