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


Alas, my lord, my life is not a thing
Worthy your noble thoughts! ’Tis not a life,
’Tis but a piece of childhood thrown away.
Beaumont and Fletcher.—Philaster, Act V. Scene 2.

Childhood, who like an April morn appears,
Sunshine and rain, hopes clouded o’er with fears.
Churchill.—Gotham, Book I.