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


Corn grows where Troy stood.
Jam seges est ubi Troja fuit.

A field where Troy stood.
Campos ubi Troja fuit.
Virgil.—Book III. Line 11. Æneid.

The model where old Troy did stand.
Shakespeare.—King Richard II., Act V. Scene 1. (The Queen to Richard.)

I’ve stood upon Achilles’ tomb,
And heard Troy doubted; time will doubt of Rome.
Byron.—Don Juan, Canto III.

Troy, for ten long years, her foes withstood,
And daily bleeding bore th’ expense of blood:
Now for thick streets it shows an empty space,
Or, only fill’d with tombs of her own perish’d race,
Herself become the sepulchre of what she was.
Dryden.—Pythagorean Phil. Ovid’s Met., Book XV.

Where Athens, Rome, and Sparta stood,
There is a moral desert now.
Shelley.—Queen Mab, Stanza 2.

We plow and reap where former ages row’d.
Roscommon.—Horace’s Art of Poetry.

Troy does still in Homer’s numbers live.
Otway.—Windsor Castle, Line 2.