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


Oh! blest with temper, whose unclouded ray
Can make to-morrow cheerful as to-day;
She, who can own a sister’s charms, and hear
Sighs for a daughter with unwounded ear;
She who ne’er answers till a husband cools,
And if she rules him, never shows she rules.
Pope.—Moral Essays, Epi. II. To a Lady, Line 257.

And mistress of herself though china fall.
Pope.—Moral Essays, Epi. II. To a Lady, Line 268.

In vain he seeketh others to suppress,
Who hath not learn’d himself first to subdue.
Spenser.—Fairy Queen, Book VI. Canto I. Ver. 41.

I’ll make them live as brothers should with brother,
And keep them in good-humour with each other.
Churchill.—Night, Line 67.

A sunny temper gilds the edges of life’s blackest cloud.
Guthrie.—The Gospel in Ezekiel, Ch. iv. p. 67.