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


Now is the winter of our discontent
Made glorious summer by this sun of York;
And all the clouds that lower’d upon our house
In the deep bosom of the ocean buried.
Shakespeare.—Richard III., Act I. Scene 1. (Gloster on his own deformities.)

All thoughts of her are in your goodness buried.
Massinger.—Duke of Florence, Act V. Scene 3.

Now stir the fire, and close the shutters fast,
Let fall the curtains, wheel the sofa round,
And while the bubbling and loud-hissing urn
Throws up a steamy column, and the cups,
That cheer but not inebriate, wait on each,
So let us welcome peaceful evening in.
Cowper.—The Task, Book IV. Line 36.

Now up, now down, as bucket in a well.
Chaucer.—Vol. I., The Knight’s Tale, Line 1535.

Behold, now is the accepted time, now is the day of salvation.
St. Paul, 2nd Corinthians, Chap. vi. Ver. 2.