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


A heap of dust alone remains of thee,
’Tis all thou art, and all the proud shall be.
Pope.—To the Memory of a Lady.

What is pomp, rule, reign, but earth and dust?
And, live we how we can, yet die we must.
Shakespeare.—King Henry VI., Part III. Act V. Scene 2. (Warwick.)

Clay and clay differs in dignity,
Whose dust is both alike.
Shakespeare.—Cymbeline, Act IV. Scene 2. (Imogen to Aviragus.)

Mean and mighty, rotting
Together, have one dust.
Shakespeare.—Cymbeline, Act IV. Scene 2. (Belarius.)

Thou wilt not leave us in the dust.
Tennyson.—In Memoriam. (Address to the Saviour, Verse 7.)

Thou shalt not leave my soul in Hell: neither shalt thou suffer thy Holy One to see corruption.
Psalms.—Prayer Book version, XVI. ver. xi.