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


Certain signs precede certain events.
Cicero.—Certis rebus, &c.

’Tis the sunset of life gives me mystical lore,
And coming events cast their shadows before.

Great events have sent before them their announcements.
Calderon.—Life’s a dream, by Trench, Act III.

This is a time of no events. Not a robbery or murder to be had.
Swift.—To Dr. Stopford, 26th November, 1725.