|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|All that lies betwixt the cradle and the grave, is uncertain.|
Seneca.Of a Happy Life, Chap. XXII.
|From the maternal tomb,|
To the graves faithful womb.
|From the cradle to the tomb,|
Not all gladness, not all gloom.
|To the coffin, from the cradle.|
Prior.Moral to The Ladle.
|Hard-travelld from the cradle to the grave.|
Young.Night VI. Line 221.
|A little rule, a little sway,|
A sunbeam in a winters day,
Is all the proud and mighty have
Between the cradle and the grave.
Dyer.Grongar Hill, Line 89.
|The hearts within thy valleys bred,|
The fiery souls that might have led
Thy sons to deeds sublime,
Now crawl from cradle to the grave,
Slavesnay the bondmen of a slave,
And callous, save to crime.
|Most wretched men|
Are cradled into poetry by wrong,
They learn in suffering what they teach in song.
Shelley.Julian and Maddalo.
|Scourged by the winds and cradled on the rock.|
Campbell.The Pleasures of Hope, Part I.