|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Trimmd in forms and visages of duty.|
Shakespeare.Othello, Act I. Scene 1. (Iago.)
| Never any thing can be amiss|
When simpleness and duty tender it.
Shakespeare.Midsummer Nights Dream, Act V. Scene 1. (Theseus.)
|Peace and health shall bless|
Thy frugal fare, served by the unhired hand,
That seeks no wages save a parents smile.
Grahame.The Rural Calendar, June, Line 38.
| My noble father,|
I do perceive here a divided duty;
To you, I am bound for life and education;
My life and education both do learn me
How to respect you; you are the lord of duty;
I am hitherto your daughter: But heres my husband.
Shakespeare.Othello, Act I. Scene 3. (Desdemona to her Father.)
|Stern daughter of the voice of God!|
Wordsworth.Ode to Duty, Vol. V. Page 46.
|In all ordinary cases we see intuitively at first view what is our duty, what is the honest part. In these cases doubt and deliberation is of itself dishonesty; as it was in Balaams case upon the second message.|
Bishop Butler.Sermon 7, at the Rolls.
|Duty demands, the parents voice|
Should sanctify the daughters choice,
In that is due obedience shewn;
To choose belongs to her alone.
Ed. Moore.Fable VI.
|Thanks to the gods! my boy has done his duty.|
Addison.Cato, Act IV. Scene 4.