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


O Jephtha, judge of Israel,—what a treasure hadst thou!
Shakespeare.—Hamlet, Act II. Scene 2. (Hamlet and Polonius.)

Alas, my daughter! thou hast brought me low!
The timbrel at her rooted feet resounds.
Grahame.—Biblical Pictures. (Jephtha’s Vow.)

The daughter of the warrior Gileadite,
A maiden pure; as when she went along
From Mizpeh’s tower’d gate with welcome light,
With timbrel and with song.
Tennyson.—A Dream of fair Women.