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


O Britain, infamous for suicide!
An island in thy manners; far disjoin’d
From the whole world of rationals beside!
Dr. Young.—Night V. Line 442.

He is dead, Cæsar;
Not by a public minister of justice;
Nor by a hired knife; but that self hand,
Which writ his honour in the acts it did.
Shakespeare.—Antony and Cleopatra, Act V. Scene 1. (Dercetas to Octavius Cæsar.)

How! leap into the pit our life to save?
To save our life leap all into the grave?
Cowper.—The Needless Alarm, Line 107.

This is that rest this vain world lends,
To end in death that all things ends.
S. Daniel.—Cleopatra, last Lines.

Beware of desperate steps. The darkest day,
Live till to-morrow, will have pass’d away.
Cowper.—The Needless Alarm, Line 132.

Bid abhorrence hiss it round the world.
Dr. Young.—Night V. Line 449.