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


From grave to light; from pleasant to severe.
Dryden.—Boileau’s Art of Poetry, Canto 1.

From grave to gay, from lively to severe.
Pope.—Essay on Man, Epistle IV. Line 380.

In yonder grave a Druid lies.
Collins.—Ode on Thomson’s Death.

Death ends our woes,
And the kind grave shuts up the mournful scene.
Dryden.—The Spanish Friar, Act V.

Who’s a prince or beggar in the grave?
Otway.—Windsor Castle, Line 265.

Poor bird, who now that darksome bourne
Has pass’d, whence none can e’er return.
Catullus.—The Grave, III. II. (Ramage, IV.) Shakespeare.—Hamlet, Act III. Scene 1.

One destin’d period men in common have,
The great, the base, the coward, and the brave,
All good alike for worms, companions in the grave.
Lansdown.—On Death.

The grave, dread thing!
Men shiver when thou’rt named: Nature appall’d
Shakes off her wonted firmness.
Blair.—The Grave, Line 9.