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


So excellent a king, that was, to this,
Hyperion to a Satyr.
Shakespeare.—Hamlet, Act I. Scene 2. (On his Mother’s marriage.)

“Hesperion curls, the front of Job himself!—
An eye like March to threaten at command!—
A station like Harry Mercury.”
Sheridan.—The Rivals, Act IV. Scene 2.