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


I, in this weak piping time of peace,
Have no delight to pass away the time,
Unless to see my shadow in the sun.
Shakespeare.—King Richard III., Act I. Scene 1.

Peace, sit you down,
And let me wring your heart: for so I shall,
If it be made of penetrable stuff.
Shakespeare.—Hamlet, Act III. Scene 4.

Peace rules the day, where reason rules the mind.
Collins.—Eclogue II. Line 68. Hassan.

Ah! when shall all men’s good
Be each man’s rule, and universal peace
Lie like a shaft of light across the land?
Tennyson.—The Golden Year.

And white-robed innocence from Heaven descend.
Pope.—Messiah, Line 20.

Peace courts his hand, but spreads her charms in vain;
“Think nothing gain’d,” he cries, “till nought remain.”
Dr. Johnson.—Vanity of Human Wishes, Line 201.

And, without breathing, man as well might hope
For life, as, without piety, for peace.
Dr. Young.—Night VIII. Line 689.

Peace Chloris, peace! or singing die,
That together you and I
To Heaven may go:
For all we know
Of what the blessed do above
Is that they sing and that they love.
Waller.—A Song, last verse.

Against the king, his crown, and peace,
And all the statutes in that case.
Edward Moore.—Trial of Selim.

When peace, though but a scanty pause for breath,
A curtain-drop between the acts of death.

Peace hath her victories
No less renown’d than war.
Milton.—Sonnet XVI. Line 10.

And now gentlemen, “Pax vobiscum!”
As the Ass said to the cabbages.
Longfellow.—The Spanish Student, Act I. Sc. 2.