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


And not a vanity is given in vain.
Pope.—Essay on Man, Epi. II. Line 290.

Hal, I prithee trouble me no more with vanity.
Shakespeare.—King Henry IV., Part I. Act I. Scene 2. (Falstaff to Prince Henry.)

Vanity stands at my elbow and animates me by a thousand agreeable promises.
Mrs. Pendarves.—Roscoe’s Life of Swift.