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


There is in poesy a decent pride,
Which well becomes her when she speaks to prose,
Her youngest sister.
Dr. Young.—Night V. Line 64.

It is the poetry of portrait, and the portrait of poetry.
Byron.—On the portrait of Ariosto by Titian.

Poetry is meat, drink, clothes, washing and lodging, and I know it.
Swift.—Two letters to the Dublin weekly Journal.

It is uninspired inspiration.
Henry Reed.—Lecture on the British Poets.