|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Along the cool sequesterd vale of life,|
They kept the noiseless tenor of their way.
|Through the sequesterd vale of rural life,|
The venerable patriarch guileless held
The tenor of his way.
Dr. Porteus.Death, a Poem, Line 109. The idea is Grays; he began his Elegy in the Autumn of 1742, when Porteus was only eleven years of age.