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


One master passion in the breast,
Like Aaron’s serpent, swallows up the rest.
Pope.—Essay on Man, Epi. II. Line 131. Exodus, c. 7, ver. 12, et ante, 206.

All thoughts, all passions, all delights;
Whatever stirs this mortal frame,
Are all but ministers of love,
And feed his sacred flame.