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


How still the evening is,
As hush’d on purpose to grace harmony!
Shakespeare.—Much Ado About Nothing, Act II. Scene 3. (Claudio.)

Now came still Evening on, and Twilight gray
Had in her sober livery all things clad.
Milton.—Paradise Lost, Book IV. Line 598.

And now declining with his sloping wheels,
Down sunk the sun behind the western hills.
Pope.—The Odyssey, Book II. Line 436.