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


Take thy correction mildly. Kiss the rod.
Shakespeare.—King Richard II., Act V. Scene 1.

Love is a boy by poets styl’d,
Then spare the rod, and spoil the child.
Butler.—Hudibras, Part II. Canto I. Line 843.

He that spareth his rod hateth his son.
Proverbs, Chap. xiii. Ver. 24; Chap. xix. Ver. 18.