|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Carnage is Gods daughter.|
Byron.Don Juan, Canto VIII. Stanza 9; in allusion to the following lines
But thy most dreaded instrument
In working out a pure intent,
Is man arrayd for mutual slaughter,
Yea, carnage is thy daughter.
[Judas and Simon Maccabeus in days of old, and Gustavus Adolphus in modern days, fighting for the violated rights of conscience against perfidious despots and murdering oppressors, exhibit to us the incarnation of Wordsworths principle.De Quincey on this phrase: see his explanatory notes in his Miscellanies, page 7, title War.]