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


Religion, if in heavenly truths attired,
Needs only to be seen to be admired.
Cowper.—Expostulation, Line 492.

Religion does not censure or exclude
Unnumber’d pleasures, harmlessly pursued.
Cowper.—Retirement, Line 783.

Religion crowns the statesman and the man,
Sole source of public and of private peace.
Dr. Young.—On the public Situation of the Kingdom, Line 499.

Religion is the mortar that binds society together; the granite pedestal of liberty; the strong backbone of the social system.
Guthrie.—The Gospel in Ezekiel, Chap. xv., Page 295.

The dispute about religion,
And the practice of it, seldom go together.
Dr. Young.—Pref. to Night VI. Line 1.

For in religion as in friendship, they who profess most are ever the least sincere.
Sheridan.—The Duenna, Act III. Scene 3.

A fellow that makes religion his stalking-horse.
Marston.—The Malecontent, Act IV. Scene 3.

Religion, blushing, veils her sacred fires,
And unawares morality expires.
Pope.—The Dunciad, Book IV., Line 649.

He dropped his religion and took up no other in its stead.
Swift.—Four Last Years of Queen Anne. (On the Earl of Wharton.)