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


His fair large front, and eye sublime, declar’d
Absolute rule: and hyacinthine locks,
Round from his parted forelock, manly hung
Clustering, but not beneath his shoulders broad.
Milton.—Paradise Lost, Book IV. Line 300.

And this was thought the highest post,
For, rule the rump, you rule the roast.
Swift.—Answer to Dr. Delany.

He is unfit to manage public matters,
Who knows not how to rule at home his household.
Ford.—The Fancies, Act V. Scene 1.