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


Past corporal toil.
Shakespeare.—King Henry V., Act I. Scene 1.

If o’er their lives a refluent glance they cast,
Theirs is the present who can praise the past;
Life has its bliss for these when past its bloom,
As wither’d roses yield a late perfume.
Shenstone.—The Judgment of Hercules, Line 424.