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


To contemplation’s sober eye,
Such is the race of man.
And they that creep, and they that fly,
Shall end where they began.
Gay.—On the Spring, Verse 4.

For contemplation he, and valour form’d;
For softness she, and sweet attractive grace.
Milton.—Paradise Lost, Book IV. Line 297. (Adam and Eve.)