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


Oh, what a noble mind is here o’erthrown!
The glass of fashion and the mould of form,
The observ’d of all observers! quite, quite, down!
Shakespeare.—Hamlet, Act III. Scene 1.

Oh! what a noble heart was here undone,
When science self destroy’d her favourite son.
Byron.—English Bards; On Kirke White.

A noble soul is like a ship at sea,
That sleeps at anchor when the ocean’s calm.
Beaumont and Fletcher.—Honest Man’s Fortune.

Better not be at all,
Than not be noble.
Tennyson.—The Princess.

Howe’er it be, it seems to me,
’Tis only noble to be good.
Tennyson.—Lady Clara de Vere, Verse 7.

And to be noble we’ll be good.
J. G. Cooper.—Winifreda.