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


This is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.
Genesis, Chap. xxviii. Ver. 17. (Jacob awaking out of sleep.)

This is the way to heaven.
Dryden.—The Æneid, Book IX. (Apollo to Ascanius.)

Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth.
St. Luke, Chap. xi. Ver. 17.

A city in sedition cannot be happy, nor can a house in which the masters are quarrelling.
Yonge’s Cicero.—De Finibus, Book I. Div. 17; and see King Richard II., Act IV. Scene 1.

His house, his home, his heritage, his lands,
The laughing dames in whom he did delight,
Whose large blue eyes, fair locks, and snowy hands,
Might shake the saintship of an anchorite.
Byron.—Childe Harold, Canto I. Stanza 11.