|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Come thou, whose thoughts as limpid spring are clear,|
To lead the train, sweet Modesty, appear;
With thee be Chastity, of all afraid,
Distrusting all, a wise suspicious maid;
Cold is her breast, like flowers that drink the dew,
A silken veil conceals her from the view.
Collins.Eclogue I. Line 53.
|Remember that with her clothes a woman puts off her modesty.|
Herodotus.See Ramages Thoughts from Greek Authors. Chaucer.The wife of Bath, Prol. Line 6364.
|Thy modestys a flambeau to thy merit.|
Fielding.Tom Thumb, Act I. Scene 2.