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


Led so grossly by this meddling priest,
Dreading the curse that money may buy out.
Shakespeare.—King John, Act III. Scene 1.

A wealthy priest, but rich without a fault.
Pope.—The Iliad, Book V. Line 16.

First among the priests dissension springs,
Men who attend the altar, and should most
Endeavour peace.
Milton.—Paradise Lost, Book XII.

’Tis thought that earth is most obliged to priests for bodies, than heaven for souls.
Lee.—Œdipus, Act III.