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


While proudly riding o’er the azure realm,
In gallant trim the gilded vessel goes;
Youth on the prow and Pleasure at the helm.
Gray.—The Bard, Verse V. Line 10.

She bears her down majestically near,
Speed on her prow, and terror in her tier.
Byron.—The Corsair, Canto III. Stanza 15.

Love upon the prow.
Bowles.—The Spirit of Discovery, Book III. Line 266.

Pleasure the servant, Virtue looking on.
Ben Jonson.—Pleasure reconciled to Virtue.

In the very May-morn of his youth,
Ripe for exploits and mighty enterprises.
Shakespeare.—King Henry V., Act I. Scene 2. (Ely to King Henry.)

He wears the rose
Of youth upon him; from which the world should note
Something particular.
Shakespeare.—Antony and Cleopatra, Act III. Scene 4. (Antony to Euphronius and Cleopatra.)

In the lexicon of youth which fate reserves
For a bright manhood, there is no such word
E. B. Lytton.—Richelieu, Act II. Scene 2.

A youth of frolics, an old age of cards.
Pope.—Moral Essay, To a Lady, Epi. II. Line 244.

From thoughtless youth to ruminating age.
Cowper.—Progress of Error, Line 24.

And made youth younger, and taught life to live.
Dr. Young.—Night V. Line 796.

O ye who teach the ingenuous youth of nations—
Holland, France, England, Germany, or Spain—
I pray ye flog them upon all occasions,
It mends their morals—never mind the pain.
Byron.—Don Juan, Canto II. Stanza 1.