|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Quem Deus Vult Perdere, Prius Dementat|
|Quem deus vult perdere, prius dementat.|
Boswells Johnson, 1783.
|Translated.Whom the Lord wishes to ruin, he first deprives of reason; or, When God will punish, he will first take away the understanding.|
Geo. Herbert.Jacula Prudentum.
| [After a long search (for this passage) for the purpose of deciding a bet, some gentlemen of Cambridge found it among the fragments of Euripides, where it is given as a translation of a Greek iambic.Malones Note to Boswells Johnson.]|| 3|
|In quiet let him perish, for provident Jove hath deprived him of reason.|
Buckleys Homer.The Iliad, Book IX. Page 161.
| [The passage has reference to the condition of one who is advancing imperceptibly, though surely, to final ruin.Kennedy, cited by Mr. Buckley, supra.]|| 5|