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


I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.
St. Luke, Chap. xix. Ver. 40.

I hold it truth with him who sings
To one clear harp in divers tones,
That men may rise on stepping-stones
Of their dead selves to higher things.
Tennyson.—In Memoriam, I. Verse 1.

For the stone shall cry out of the wall, and the beam out of the timber shall answer it.
Habakkuk, Chap. ii. Ver. 11.

What, worst of villains! for thou on thy part wouldst enrage the temper even of a stone.
Buckley’s Sophocles.—(Œdipus Tyr., Page 13.)

But were I Brutus,
And Brutus Antony, there were an Antony
Would ruffle up your spirits, and put a tongue
In every wound of Cæsar, that should move
The stones of Rome to rise and mutiny.
Shakespeare.—Julius Cæsar, Act III. Scene 2. (Antony to the Citizens.)