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


There’s a language in her eye, her cheek, her lip,
Nay, her foot speaks.
Shakespeare.—Troilus and Cressida, Act IV. Scene 5. (Ulysses to Nestor on the grace of Cressida.)

The lustre in your eye, heaven in your cheek,
Pleads your fair usage.
Shakespeare.—Troilus and Cressida, Act IV. Scene 4. (Diomedes to Cressida.)

Grace was in all her steps, heav’n in her eye,
In every gesture dignity and love.
Milton.—Paradise Lost, Book VIII. Line 488.

Love in their looks, and honour on the tongue.
Crabbe.—The Borough, Letter XXIII.

See where she comes, apparel’d like the spring,
Graces her subjects.
Shakespeare.—Pericles, Act I. Scene 1. (Pericles on seeing the daughter of Antiochus.)

The beauties of Europe at last appeared; grace was in their steps, and sensibility sat smiling in every eye.
Goldsmith’s Essays, Genius of Love.

As prodigal of all dear grace
As Nature was in making graces dear,
When she did starve the general world beside,
And prodigally gave them all to you.
Shakespeare.—Love’s Labour’s Lost, Act II. Scene 1. (Boyet to the Princess of France.)

Snatch a grace beyond the reach of art.
Pope.—On Criticism, Line 153.

1.For grace thou wilt have none.
1.No, by my troth! not so much as will serve to be prologue to an egg and butter.
Shakespeare.—King Henry IV., Part I. Act I. Scene 2. (Falstaff and Prince Henry.)