|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|I wish there was not a polemic divine, said Yorick, in the kingdom; one ounce of practical divinity is worth a painted ship-load of all their reverences have imported these fifty years.|
Sterne.Tristram Shandy, Vol. V. Chap. XXVIII.
|It is a good divine that follows his own instructions.|
Shakespeare.The Merchant of Venice, Act I. Scene 2. (Portia to Nerissa.)
|The virgins are soft as the roses they twine,|
And all, save the spirit of man, is divine.
Byron.The Bride of Abydos, Canto I. Stanza 1.