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


To this sad shrine, whoe’er thou art! draw near,
Here lies the friend most lov’d, the son most dear;
Who ne’er knew joy but friendship might divide,
Or gave his father grief but when he died.
Pope.—Epitaph on Harcourt. Ramage.—Beautiful Thoughts from the French, 378.

Alas! alas! what grief is this for Greece.
Homer.—The Iliad, Book I., Line 302. (Lord Derby.)

Every one can master a grief but he that has it.
Shakespeare.—Much Ado About Nothing, Act III. Scene 2. (Benedick to Claudio.)

’Tis better to be lowly born,
And range with humble lives in content,
Than to be perk’d up in a glistening grief,
And wear a golden sorrow.
Shakespeare.—King Henry VIII., Act II. Scene 3. (Anne Bullen to an Old Lady.)

Some griefs are med’cinable.
Shakespeare.—Cymbeline, Act III. Scene 2. (Imogen on receiving a Letter from her Husband.)

Where the greater malady is fix’d,
The lesser is scarce felt.
Shakespeare.—King Lear, Act III. Scene 4. (The King to Kent.)

When remedies are past, the griefs are ended.
Shakespeare.—Othello, Act I. Scene 3. (The Duke to Brabantio.)

What’s gone, and what’s past help,
Should be past grief.
Shakespeare.—Winter’s Tale, Act III. Scene 2. (Paulina to a Lord.)

In the first days
Of my distracting grief, I found myself—
As women wish to be who love their lords.
Home.—Douglas, Act I. Scene 1.