|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|In men we various ruling passions find;|
In women, two almost divide the mind;
Those, only fixd, they first or last obey,
The love of pleasure and the love of sway.
Pope.Moral Essay; to a Lady, Epi. II. Line 207.
|Manners with fortunes, humours turn with climes,|
Tenets with books, and principles with times.
Search then the ruling passion: there alone
The wild are constant, and the cunning known.
Pope.Moral Essays, Epi. I. Line 172.
|The ruling passion, be it what it will,|
The ruling passion conquers reason still.
Pope.Moral Essays, Epi. III. Line 153; and see his Epistle to Lord Cobham, Epi. I. Part III.