|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel be broken at the cistern. Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit to God that gave it.|
Ecclesiastes, Chap. xii. Verses 6, 7.