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


We do that in our zeal,
Our calmer moments are afraid to answer.
Scott.—Woodstock, Chap. XVII.

Tell zeal, it lacks devotion;
Tell love, it is but lust;
Tell time, it is but motion;
Tell flesh, it is but dust!
And wish them not reply,
For thou must give the lye.
Sir Walter Raleigh.—The Lye, 2 Percy Rel. Page 323.

Violent zeal for truth has a hundred to one odds to be either petulancy, ambition, or pride.
Swift.—Thoughts on Religion. (Roscoe’s Edition of his Life.)