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


What deep wounds ever closed without a scar?
The heart’s bleed longest, and but heal to wear
That which disfigures it.
Byron.—Childe Harold, Canto III. Stanza 84.

I’ll not shed her blood;
Nor scar that whiter skin of hers than snow,
And smooth as alabaster.
Shakespeare.—Othello, Act V. Scene 2. (Othello in the bed-chamber of his wife, and meditating her death.)