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


Now get you to my lady’s chamber, and tell her, let her paint an inch thick, to this favour she must come.
Shakespeare.—Hamlet, Act V. Scene 1.

Who gild our scenes,
Poison the British stage, and paint damnation gay.
Dr. Watts.—On Burning several Poems, &c., Verse 2.

A doubtful task
To paint the finest features of the mind,
And to most subtle and mysterious things
Give colour, strength, and motion.
Akenside.—Pleasures of Imagination, Book I. Line 45.