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


Discords make the sweetest airs.
Butler.—Hudibras, Part III. Canto I. Line 919.

Discord oft in music makes the sweeter lay.
Spenser.—Fairy Queen, Book III. Canto II.

From hence, let fierce contending nations know,
What dire effects from civil discord flow.
Addison.—Cato, Act V. Scene 4.