|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Sorry pre-eminence of high descent|
Above the vulgar born, to rot in state!
Blair.The Grave, Line 154.
|Proud een in death, here rot in state.|
Churchill.The Ghost, Book II.
|Tis but an hour ago since it was nine;|
And, after one hour more, twill be eleven;
And so, from hour to hour, we ripe and ripe,
And then, from hour to hour, we rot and rot.
Shakespeare.As You Like It, Act II. Scene 7. (Jaques.)
|So runs the round of life from hour to hour.|