|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|I will answer you by quoting what I have read, somewhere or other, in Dionysius Halicarnassensis. I think that history is philosophy teaching by examples.|
Bolingbroke.On the Study and Use of History. Letter II. Vol. III. Page 323.
|Read their history in a nations eyes.|
Gray.Elegy in a Churchyard, Verse 16.
|There is a history in all mens lives,|
Figuring the nature of the time deceasd;
The which observd, a man may prophesy,
With a near aim, of the main chance of things
As yet not come to life; which in their seeds,
And weak beginnings, lie intreasured.
Shakespeare.King Henry IV., Part II. Act III. Scene 1. (Warwick to King Henry.)
|1. And whats her History?|
2. A blank, my lord.
Shakespeare.Twelfth Night, Act II. Scene 4. (The Duke and Viola.)
|Where shall I hide my forehead and my eyes!|
For now I see the true old times are dead.