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


It were all one
That I should love a bright particular star,
And think to wed it, he is so above me.
Shakespeare.—All’s Well that Ends Well, Act I. Scene 1. (Helena, solus, expressing her love for Bertram.)

And lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.
St. Matthew, Chap. ii. Ver. 9.

Look, the unfolding star calls up the shepherd.
Shakespeare.—Measure for Measure, Act IV. Scene 2. (The Duke to the Provost.)

The star that bids the shepherd fold,
Now the top of heaven doth hold.
Milton.—Comus, in the first scene.

Breathed in a flower, or sparkled in a star.
Fenton.—To Lady M. C. Harley.