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


Gay, sprightly land of mirth and social ease,
Pleased with thyself, whom all the world can please.
Goldsmith.—The Traveller, Line 241.

They order this matter better in France.
Sterne.—Sentimental Journey, Part I.

It is now sixteen or seventeen years since I saw the Queen of France, then the Dauphiness, at Versailles; and surely never lighted on this orb, which she hardly seemed to touch, a more delightful vision.
Burke.—On the French Revolution.