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


A word spoken in due season, how good is it!
Proverbs, Chap. xv. Verse 23.

Weighty are thy words,
And in good season spoken.
Homer.—The Iliad, Book XV. Line 241. (Neptune to Iris.) Derby Ed.

How many things by season seasoned are
To their right praise and true perfection!
Shakespeare.—Merchant of Venice, Act V. Scene 1. (Portia to Nerissa.)

Season your admiration for a while
With an attent ear.
Shakespeare.—Hamlet, Act I. Scene 2. (Horatio to Hamlet.)

Thus with the year
Seasons return, but not to me returns
Day, or the sweet approach of even or morn,
Or sight of vernal bloom, or summer’s rose,
Or flocks, or herds, or human face divine.
Milton.—Paradise Lost, Book III. Line 40.