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


Thick as autumnal leaves that strow the brooks
In Vallombrosa.
Milton.—Paradise Lost, Book I. Line 302. “Vallombrosa.” (A beautiful vale, eighteen miles from Florence.)

Through perils both of wind and limb,
Through thick and thin she follow’d him.
Butler.—Hudibras, Part I. Canto II. Line 369.