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


Death only this mysterious truth unfolds,
The mighty soul, how small a body holds.
Juvenal.—Sat. 10. (Dryden.)

A soul without reflection, like a pile
Without inhabitant, to ruin runs.
Dr. Young.—Night V. Line 596.

And the weak soul, within itself unblest,
Leans for all pleasure on another’s breast.
Goldsmith.—The Traveller, Line 271.

A pure ingenuous elegance of soul,
A delicate refinement, known to few,
Perplex’d his breast.

Within this wall of flesh
There is a soul counts thee her creditor,
And with advantage means to pay thy love.
Shakespeare.—King John, Act III. Scene 3. (The King to Hubert.)

The soul’s dark cottage, batter’d and decay’d,
Lets in new light through chinks that time has made;
Stronger by weakness, wiser men become,
As they draw nearer to their eternal home.
Waller.—On his Divine Poems.

I am positive I have a soul; nor can all the books with which materialists have pestered the world, ever convince me to the contrary.
Sterne.—Sentimental Journey, Maria, Moulines, last three Lines.

The soul, secured in her existence, smiles
At the drawn dagger, and defies its point.
Addison.—Cato, Act V. Scene 1.

The light of love, the purity of grace,
The mind, the music breathing from her face,
The heart whose softness harmonized the whole—
And, oh! that eye was in itself a soul!
Byron.—The Bride of Abydos, Canto I. Stanza 6.

Such souls
Whose sudden visitations daze the world,
Vanish like lightning, but they leave behind
A voice that in the distance far away
Wakens the slumbering ages.
H. Taylor.—Van Artevelde, Act I. Scene 7.