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


The sleeping and the dead
Are but as pictures.
Shakespeare.—Macbeth, Act II. Scene 2.

Dost thou love pictures?
Shakespeare.—Taming of the Shrew, Induction, Scene 2.

As silent as the pictures on the walls.
Longfellow.—The Phantom ship.

And if thy picture I am forc’d to blame,
I’ll say most handsome things about the frame.
Peter Pindar.—(Wolcot.) Ode II. Line 3, A.D. 1783.