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


The weakest goes to the wall.
Shakespeare.—Romeo and Juliet, Act I. Scene 1. (Gregory to Samson.)

He that of greatest works is finisher,
Oft does them by the weakest minister;
So holy writ in babes hath judgment shewn,
When judges have been babes.
Shakespeare.—All’s Well that Ends Well, Act II. Scene 1. (Helena to the King.)

[See Psalm viii, Ver. 2; Matthew, Chap. xxi, Ver. 16; 2 Kings, Chap. v, Ver. 3.]