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


The mother to her daughter spake,
Daughter, said she, arise;
Thy daughter to her daughter take
Whose daughter’s daughter cries.
Riley’s Dictionary of Classical Quotations, 221.

[A distich, according to Zuinglius, on a lady of the family of the Dalburgs, who saw her descendants to the sixth generation.]

Had he no friend—no daughter dear,
His wandering toil to share and cheer;
No son to be his father’s stay,
And guide him in the rugged way.
Scott.—Last Minstrel, conclusion of Canto III.

If a daughter you have, she’s the plague of your life,
No peace shall you know though you’ve buried your wife!
At twenty she mocks at the duty you taught her—
Oh, what a plague is an obstinate daughter?
Sheridan.—The Duenna, Act I. Scene 3.

My daughter was ever a good girl.
Murphy.—Three Weeks after Marriage, Act II.

Ada, sole daughter of my house and heart.
Byron.—Childe Harold, Canto III. Stanza 1.