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


One touch of Nature makes the whole world kin.
Shakespeare.—Troilus and Cressida, Act III. Scene 3. (Ulysses to Achilles.)

Some touch of nature’s genial glow.
Scott.—Lord of the Isles, Canto III. Verse 14.

I have been reasoning all my life, and find that all argument will vanish before one touch of nature.
Colman.—The Poor Gentleman, Act V. Scene 1.

One hand the pen, and one the sword employ’d.
Camoens.—The Lusiad, Book VII. near the end.

Whilst his sword is in his hand, his pen must be in his cockade; he must be as expert at fractions as at assaults.
Mrs. Cowley.—Who’s the Dupe? Act I. Scene 1.

One after one, the lords of time advance,
Here Stanley meets,—how Stanley scorns the glance!
The brilliant chief, irregularly great,
Frank, haughty, rash, the Rupert of debate.
Bulwer Lytton.—The New Timon, Part I. Stanza 6.