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


Write the vision, and make it plain upon the tables, that he may run that readeth it.
Habakkuk, Chap. ii. Ver. 2.

But truths on which depends our main concern,
That ’tis our shame and misery not to learn,
Shine by the side of every path we tread
With such a lustre, he that runs may read.
Cowper.—Tirocinium, Line 77.

Satire’s my weapon, but I’m too discreet
To run a-muck and tilt at all I meet.
Pope.—Imitations of Horace, Book II. Sat. 1.

But yet I run before my horse to market.
Shakespeare.—King Richard III., Act I. Scene 2. (Gloster.)