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


Thou tamer of the human breast;
Whose iron scourge and torturing hour
The bad affright, afflict the best!
Gray.—Hymn to Adversity, Line 2.

When the scourge
Inexorably, and the torturing hour,
Calls us to penance.
Milton.—Paradise Lost, Book II. Line 90.