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


I had not wander’d wild and wide,
With such an angel for my guide;
Nor heaven nor earth could then reprove me,
If she had lived, and lived to love me.
Scott.—Old Mortality, Chap. XXIII.

If I one soul improve, I have not lived in vain.
Beattie.—The Minstrel, Bk. II. Verse 32, Line 9.

To-morrow let my sun his beams display,
Or in clouds hide them; I have lived to day.
Cowley.—A Vote, last lines.

Nor good, nor bad, nor fools, nor wise;
They would not learn, nor could advise;
Without love, hatred, joy, or fear,
They led—a kind of—as it were,
Nor wish’d, nor cared, nor laugh’d, nor cried;
And so they liv’d, and so they died.
Prior.—Epitaph on Jack and Joan, last lines.