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


Like burning paper, when there glides before
The advancing flame a brown and dingy shade,
Which is not black, and yet is white no more.
Dante.—Inferno, Canto XXV. Line 64.

A pillar’d shade
High over-arch’d, and echoing walks between.
Milton.—Par. Lost, Book IX.