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


They can be meek that have no other cause.
Shakespeare.—Com. of Errors, Act II. Scene 1.

The flower of meekness on a stem of grace.
James Montgomery.—The World before the Flood, Canto II.

O blessed well of love! O flower of grace.
Spenser.—A hymn of heavenly love, Line 169.

To Christian meekness sacrifice thy spleen,
And strive thy neighbour’s weaknesses to screen.
Smollett.—Advice, Line 121.