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


Patience is sorrow’s salve.
Churchill.—Progress of Famine. Line 363.

Like Patience, gazing on king’s graves, and smiling
Extremity out of act.
Shakespeare.—Pericles, Act V. Scene 1.

’Tis for me to be patient; I am in adversity.
Shakespeare.—Comedy of Errors, Act IV. Scene 4.

As patient as the female dove
When that her golden couplets are disclosed.
Shakespeare.—Hamlet, Act V. Scene 1.

Patience, and shuffle the cards.
Cervantes.—Don Quixote.

On one hand ever gentle Patience sat,
On whose calm bosom I reclined my head;
And on the other silent Contemplation.
Lillo.—Fatal Curiosity, Act I. Scene 2.

She pined in thought
And, with a green and yellow melancholy,
She sat, like Patience on a monument,
Smiling at grief.
Shakespeare.—Twelfth Night, Act II. Scene 4.

’Tis hard: but patience must endure,
And soothe the woes it cannot cure.
Francis’ Horace.—Ode XXIV. Book I. Line 31.

How poor are they that have not patience!
What wound did ever heal but by degrees?
Shakespeare.—Othello, Act II. Scene 3.