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


That day of wrath, that dreadful day,
When heaven and earth shall pass away,
What power shall be the sinner’s stay?
How shall he meet that dreadful day?
Scott.—Lay of the Last Minstrel, Canto VI. Line 31.

[From the “Dies iræ, dies illa,” used by the Romish Church in the office of the dead, and attributed to Thos. de Celano, a friar of the Fourteenth century, but more generally to Frangipani, Cardinal Malabranchia.] (See Riley’s Class. Dict.)

The day of wrath, that dreadful day,
Shall the whole world in ashes lay,
As David and the Sybils say.
Roscommon.—On the Day of Judgment, Verse 1.