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


They thought no ill:
So hand in hand they passed, the loveliest pair
That ever since in love’s embraces met;
Adam the goodliest man of men since born
His sons, the fairest of her daughters Eve.
Milton.—Paradise Lost, Book IV.

Neither her outside form’d so fair, nor aught
So much delights me, as those graceful acts,
Those thousand decencies that daily flow
From all her words and actions.
Milton.—Paradise Lost, Book VIII. Line 596.

He, midst the graceful, of superior grace,
And she the loveliest of the loveliest race.
Tickell.—To Mrs. Lowther.

Her virtue and the conscience of her worth,
That would be woo’d, and not unsought be won.
Milton.—Paradise Lost, Book VIII. Line 502.