|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|I have completed a monument more lasting than brass, and more sublime than the regal elevation of pyramids, which neither the wasting shower, the unavailing north-wind, nor an innumerable succession of years, and the flight of seasons, shall be able to demolish.|
Horace.Book III. Ode 30, Lines 15.
|I have now completed a work which neither the anger of Jove, nor fire, nor steel, nor consuming time, will be able to destroy!|
Ovid.Meta. Book XV. Line 873.
|It deserves with characters of brass|
A forted residence, gainst the tooth of time,
And rasure of oblivion.
Shakespeare.Measure for Measure, Act V. Scene 1. (The Duke to Angelo.)
|I made my life my monument.|
Ben Jonson.On Sir Charles Cavendish.
|Like the Monument.|
Dr. Johnson.His answer on being asked how he felt upon the ill success of his tragedy Irene. (Crokers Boswell, Page 61.)
|When old Time shall lead him to his end,|
Goodness and he fill up one monument.
Shakespeare.King Henry VIII., Act II. Scene 1.
|If you seek for his monument, look around, Si monumentum requiris, circumspice.|
Robert Mylne.Epitaph on Sir Christopher Wren, in St. Pauls Cathedral.
|Wouldst thou behold his monument? look around!|
Rogers.Italy (Florence), Page 103, Ed. 1830.