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


Ladies, like variegated tulips, show
’Tis to their changes half their charms we owe.
Pope.—Moral Essays, Epistle II. To a Lady, Line 41.

The ladies call him sweet;
The stairs, as he treads on them, kiss his feet.
Shakespeare.—Love’s Labour’s Lost, Act V. Scene 2. (Biron alluding to Boyet.)