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


The race by vigour, not by vaunts is won,
So take the hindmost h——, he said, and run.
Pope.—The Dunciad, Book II. Line 60.

Then horn for horn they stretch an’ strive,
Deil tak’ the hindmost! on they drive,
Till a’ their weel-swall’d kytes belyve
Are bent like drums.
Burns.—To a Haggis, Verse 4.