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


Born to excel, and to command!
As by transcendent beauty to attract
All eyes, so by pre-eminence of soul
To rule all hearts.
Congreve.—Mourning Bride, Act I. Scene 2.

She was formed to get the better of me in everything but respecting and esteeming you.
Miss Kelly.—To Swift, Correspondence, p. 706, in Roscoe’s Life of Swift, Vol. II.