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


Hence, babbling dreams; you threaten here in vain;
Conscience avaunt, Richard’s himself again!
Colley Cibber.—The Tragical History of King Richard III. Altered from Shakespeare, Act V. Scene 1.

And Constance is herself again.

How much our golden wishes are in vain!
When they are past, we are ourselves again.
Dryden.—The Maiden Queen, Act III. Scene 1.