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


And fade away suddenly like the grass.
In the morning it is green and groweth up;
But in the evening it is cut down, dried up, and withered.
Psalm xc. Verses 5, 6.

For a short season have I been like a summer plant; suddenly have I sprung up, suddenly have I withered.
Riley’s Plautus.—The Pseudolus, Act I. Scene 1, Page 258.