|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|On their own merits modest men are dumb;|
Plaudite et valeteTerenceHum!
Colman.Epilogue to Heir-at-Law, last lines.
|View the whole scene, with critic judgment scan,|
And then deny him merit if you can.
Where he falls short, tis natures fault alone:
Where he succeeds, the merits all his own.
Churchill.The Rosciad, Line 1023. (Critique on Sheridan.)
|Before such merit all objections fly;|
Prichards genteel, and Garricks six feet high.
Churchill.The Rosciad, Line 850. (Critique on Mrs. Prichard.)
|Amongst the sons of men how few are known|
Who dare be just to merit not their own.
Churchill.Epi. to Hogarth. Line 1.