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


That old man eloquent.
Milton.—Sonnet X. To Lady M. Ley. (Alluding to Isocrates, the Athenian orator.)

Was the slave so eloquent,
In his malice?
Thos. Killegrew.—The Parson’s Wedding, Act I. Scene 1.

Nor speaks loud, to boast her wit;
In her silence eloquent.
Habington.—A Description of Castara, Verse 3.

For silence here could eloquently plead.
Dr. Joseph Beaumont.—Eve, v. V.

The eloquent air breathes.
Byron.—Childe Harold, Canto IV. Stanza 112. (On the Forum at Rome.)

Likeness in thy work is eloquent.
Dryden.—Epi. 14. (To Sir Godfrey Kneller.)

Eloquent want, whose reasons sway,
And make ten thousand truths give way.
Green.—On Barclay’s Apology for the Quakers, Line 89.