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


No scandal about Queen Elizabeth, I hope?
Sheridan.—The Critic, Act II. Scene 1.

When princess, she was at one time asked, what she thought of the words of our Saviour, “This is my body,” whether she thought it his true body that was in the sacrament? It is said, that after some pausing she thus answered:—
Christ was the word that spake it,
He took the bread and brake it;
And what that word did make it,
That I believe, and take it.
Goldsmith’s History of England, 38th Ed., by Taylor and Pinnock, published by Whittaker, 1848.

To her Great Neptune homag’d all his streams,
And all the wide-stretch’d ocean was her Thames.
Cowley.—On the Civil War.