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


Last scene of all,
That ends this strange eventful history,
Is second childishness and mere oblivion;
Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans every thing.
Shakespeare.—As You Like It. Act II. Scene 7. (Jaques on the Seven Ages of Man.)

Some temple’s mouldering tops between,
With venerable grandeur mark the scene.
Goldsmith.—Traveller, Line 109.

View each well-known scene,
Think what is now, and what hath been.
Scott.—Lay of the Last Minstrel, Canto VI. Stanza 2.

Though from truth I haply err,
The scene preserves its character.
William Combe.—Dr. Syntax, Chap. II.