|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Unruly children make their sire stoop.|
Shakespeare.King Richard II., Act III. Scene 4. (The Gardener to his Assistants.)
|The pleasure that some fathers feed upon|
Is my strict fast,I mean my childrens looks.
Shakespeare.King Richard II., Act II. Scene 1. (Old Gaunt to Richard.)
|As children gathering pebbles on the shore.|
Milton.Paradise Regained, Book IV.
| [A remarkable anticipation, says the Rev. Geo. Gilfillan, of Newtons famous saying, I do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.Newtons Life.]|| 4|
|Newton, (that proverb of the mind,) alas!|
Declared, with all his grand discoveries recent,
That he himself felt only like a youth
Picking up shells by the great oceanTruth.
Byron.Don Juan, Canto VII. Verse 5, Line 5.
| When I look on my boys|
They renew all my joys,
Myself in my children I see;
While the comforts I find
In the kingdom my mind,
Pronounce that my kingdom is free.
Lloyd.Song in the Capricious Lovers, Air 2.
|By sports like these are all their cares beguild;|
The sports of children satisfy the child.
|A little bench of heedless bishops here,|
And there a chancellor in embryo.
Shenstone.The Schoolmistress, Stanza 28.