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


One of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.
St. Matthew, Chap. x. Ver. 29.

There’s special providence in the fall of a sparrow.
Shakespeare.—Hamlet, Act V. Scene 2. (To Horatio, prior to the passage of arms with Laertes.)

He that doth the ravens feed,
Yea, providently caters for the sparrow,
Be comfort to my age!
Shakespeare.—As You Like It, Act II. Scene 3. (Adam to Orlando.)