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


Oh! how many torments lie in the small circle of a wedding-ring.
Colley Cibber.—The Double Gallant, Act I. last line.

Ring out wild bells to the wild sky,
The flying cloud, the frosty light;
The year is dying in the night;
Ring out wild bells and let him die.

Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring happy bells across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.

Ring in the valiant man and free,
Ring in the CHRIST that is to be.
Tennyson.—In Memoriam, C. V. Verses 1, 2, and last.