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


Though fallen on evil days,
On evil days though fallen, and evil tongues.
Milton.—Paradise Lost, Line 25, Book VII.

We are fallen on dark and evil days!
Mrs. Hemans.—Siege of Valencia, Scene I., Page 264; and see Rogers’ Italy, the Campagna of Florence, Page 116, Edition 1830.

Enlarge my life with multitude of days,
In health, in sickness, thus the suppliant prays;
Hides from himself his state, and shuns to know
That life protracted is protracted woe.
Dr. Johnson.—Vanity of Human Wishes, Line 255.

Thy shoes shall be iron and brass; and as thy days, so shall thy strength be.
Moses.—On his blessing the tribe of Asher. (Deuteronomy, Chap. xxxiii. Ver. 25.)

Thinking of the days that are no more.
Tennyson.—The Princess, Page 78.