|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|I am not now in fortunes power,|
He that is down can fall no lower.
Butler.Hudibras, Part I. Canto III. Line 877.
|A brave man struggling in the storms of fate,|
And greatly falling with a falling state.
Pope.Prol. to Addisons Cato, Line 21.
|What a falling off was there!|
Shakespeare.Hamlet, Act I. Scene 5. (The Ghost to Hamlet on his mothers marriage.)
|O, what a fall was there, my countrymen!|
Shakespeare.Julius Cæsar, Act III. Scene 2. (Antony to the Citizens.)
|Those hands were joined with mine, to raise the wall|
Of tottering Troy, now nodding to her fall.
Dryden.Ovids Meta. Book XII.; The Æneid, Book II.; PopeEssay on Man, Epi. IV.; HomerBook II. Line 17; Dr. JohnsonIrene; GrayRuins at Kingsgate; StepneyOde IX.; ScottLast Minstrel, Canto VI.