|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|I saw that time of life begin|
When every man, the port approaching, ought
To coil the ropes, and take the canvas in.
Dante.Inferno, Canto XXVII. Line 79. (Wrights Translation.)
|The good mariner, when he draws near the port, furls his sails, and enters it softly; so ought we to lower the sails of our worldly operations, and turn to God with all our heart and understanding.|
Dante.Convito, Trat. 4, 28. (Note by Mr. Wright.)
|Old age came creeping in the peaceful gown,|
And civil functions weighd the soldier down.
Rowes Lucan, Book I. Line 245.
|Still seemd he to possess and fill his place,|
But stood the shadow of what once he was.
Rowes Lucan, Book I. Line 256.
|Old age, a second child, by nature cursd,|
With more and greater evils than the first,
Weak, sickly, full of pains; in every breath
Railing at life, and yet afraid of death.
Churchill.Gotham, Book I.
|An old age serene and bright,|
And lovely as a Lapland night,
Shall lead thee to thy grave.
Wordsworth.(To a Young Lady.)
|Old as I am, for ladies love unfit,|
The power of beauty I remember yet,
Which once inflamd my soul, and still inspires my wit.
Dryden.Cymon and Iphigenia, Line 1.
|What though his hair be gray, he is not old in mind.|
Plautus.Miles Gloriosus, Act III. Scene 1.
|An old man, broken with the storms of state,|
Is come to lay his weary bones among ye;
Give him a little earth for charity!
Shakespeare.King Henry VIII., Act IV. Scene 2. (Griffith on Wolseys death.)
|In wretchedness grown old.|
|Old John of Gaunt, time-honourd Lancaster.|
Shakespeare.King Richard II., Act I. Scene 1. (The King to his Uncle.)
|An old man is twice a child.|
Shakespeare.Hamlet, Act II. Scene 2. (Hamlet speaking of Polonius.)
|Old ladies who have flirted with our fathers, always seem to claim a sort of property in the sons.|
Bulwer Lytton.Devereux, Book V. Chap. IV.