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


He needs no foil, but shines by his own proper light.
Dryden.—Character of a Good Parson, last Line.

That need no sun t’ illuminate their spheres,
But their own native light far passing theirs.
Spenser.—Hymn to Heavenly Beauty, Line 69.

Shine in the dignity of F. R. S.
Pope.—The Dunciad, Book IV. Line 570.