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


Divination seems heightened to its highest power in woman.
A. Bronson Alcott.—Concord Days: August. Woman.

O loving woman, man’s fulfillment sweet,
Completing him not otherwise complete!
How void and useless the sad remnant left
Were he of her, his nobler part, bereft.
Abraham Coles.—The Microcosm: Woman.

She walked in flowers around my field
As June herself around the sphere.
Emerson.—Poems: Life.

Such another peerless queen
Only could her mirror show.
Emerson.—Poems: Life.

The brain-women never interest us like the heart-women; white roses please less than red.
Holmes.—The Professor at the Breakfast Table, Chap. VI.

The wisest woman you talk with is ignorant of something that you know, but an elegant woman never forgets her elegance.
Holmes.—The Professor at the Breakfast Table, Chap. VI.

Earth’s noblest thing, a woman perfected.

Men can be great when great occasions call;
In little duties women find their spheres,
The narrow cares that cluster round the hearth.
Stoddard.—Florence Nightingale.

That beautiful and stately lady whom to remember is to wonder that so much loveliness and worth could take a mortal shape.
William Winter.—English Rambles, Part II. Chap. I.