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


Come thou, whose thoughts as limpid spring are clear,
To lead the train, sweet Modesty, appear;——
With thee be Chastity, of all afraid,
Distrusting all, a wise suspicious maid;
Cold is her breast, like flowers that drink the dew,
A silken veil conceals her from the view.
Collins.—Eclogue I. Line 53.

Remember that with her clothes a woman puts off her modesty.
Herodotus.—See Ramage’s Thoughts from Greek Authors. Chaucer.—The wife of Bath, Prol. Line 6364.

Thy modesty’s a flambeau to thy merit.
Fielding.—Tom Thumb, Act I. Scene 2.