|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Take thy correction mildly. Kiss the rod.|
Shakespeare.King Richard II., Act V. Scene 1.
|Love is a boy by poets styld,|
Then spare the rod, and spoil the child.
Butler.Hudibras, Part II. Canto I. Line 843.
|He that spareth his rod hateth his son.|
Proverbs, Chap. xiii. Ver. 24; Chap. xix. Ver. 18.