|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|That comfort comes too late;|
Tis like a pardon after execution;
That gentle physic, given in time, had curd me;
But now I am past all comforts here, but prayers.
Shakespeare.King Henry VIII., Act IV. Scene 2. (Katherine to Capucius.)
|He receives comfort like cold porridge.|
Shakespeare.Tempest, Act II. Scene 1. (Sebastian to Alonzo.)