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


’Tis not in mortals to command success,
But we’ll do more, Sempronius: we’ll deserve it.
Addison.—Cato, Act I. Scene 1.

What, though success will not attend on all,
Who bravely dares must sometimes risk a fall.
Smollet.—Advice, Line 207.

And on a love-book pray for my success.
Shakespeare.—Two Gentlemen of Verona, Act I. Scene 1. (Valentine to Proteus.)

Didst thou never hear,
That things ill got had ever bad success?
Shakespeare.—King Henry VI., Part III. Act II. Scene 2. (The King to Clifford.)