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


Society became my glittering bride,
And airy hopes my children.
Wordsworth.—Excursion, Book III.

I am ill, but your being by me cannot amend me; society is no comfort to one not sociable.
Shakespeare.—Cymbeline, Act IV. Scene 3. (Imogen to Guiderius.)

The life-blood of society.
Middleton.—A mad world, my masters, Act I. Scene 1.