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


Stands Scotland where it did?
Shakespeare.—Macbeth, Act IV. Scene 3. (Macduff to Rosse.)

From scenes like these old Scotia’s grandeur springs.
Burns.—Cotter’s Saturday Night, Verse 19.

O Scotia! my dear, my native soil!
For whom my warmest wish to Heaven is sent!
Long may thy hardy sons of rustic toil
Be blest with health, and peace, and sweet content!
Burns.—Cotter’s Saturday Night, Verse 20.

That garret of the earth—that knuckle end of England—that land of Calvin, oatcakes and sulphur.
Sidney Smith.—Wit and Wisdom, (Longman.) 3rd Ed. p. 6.