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


Honour thy parents to prolong thine end;
With them, though for a truth, do not contend:
Though all should truth defend, do thou lose rather
The truth awhile, than lose their love for ever:
Whoever makes his father’s heart to bleed,
Shall have a child that will revenge the deed.

With joy the parent loves to trace
Resemblance in his children’s face:
And, as he forms their docile youth
To walk the steady paths of truth,
Observes them shooting into men,
And lives in them life o’er again.
Lloyd.—Arcadia, Scene 2.

While active sons, with eager flame,
Catch virtue at their father’s name;
When full of glory, full of age,
The parent quits this busy stage,
What in the sons we most admire,
Calls to new life the honour’d sire.
Lloyd.—Arcadia, Scene 2.

Vulgar parents cannot stamp their race
With signatures of such majestic grace.
Pope.—The Odyssey, Book IV. Line 75.