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. 1
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. 2
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.) 3
I made my life my monument. Ben Jonson.On Sir Charles Cavendish. 4
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.) 5
When old Time shall lead him to his end, Goodness and he fill up one monument. Shakespeare.King Henry VIII., Act II. Scene 1. 6
If you seek for his monument, look around, Si monumentum requiris, circumspice. Robert Mylne.Epitaph on Sir Christopher Wren, in St. Pauls Cathedral. 7 Wouldst thou behold his monument? look around! Rogers.Italy (Florence), Page 103, Ed. 1830. 8