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


His tongue
Dropt manna, and could make the worse appear
The better reason.
Milton.—Paradise Lost, Book II. Line 112. Churchill.—The Duellist, Book III.

From good to bad, and from bad to worse,
From worse unto that is worst of all,
And then return to his former fall.
Spenser.—The Shepherd’s Calendar, Feb. Line 12.