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


Use can almost change the stamp of nature.
Shakespeare.—Hamlet, Act III. Scene 4. (To his Mother.)

Fashion, the arbiter and rule of right.
Francis’ Horace.—Art of Poetry, Verse 72.

Use is the judge, the law and rule of speech.
Roscommon.—Art of Poetry.