|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Nay, then, farewell!|
I have touchd the highest point of all my greatness;
And from that full meridian of my glory,
I haste now to my setting. I shall fall
Like a bright exhalation in the evening,
And no man see me more.
Shakespeare.King Henry VIII., Act III. Scene 2. (Wolsey on his Fall.)
|Tis, alas, the poor prerogative|
Of greatness to be wretched, and unpitied
Congreve.The Mourning Bride, Act I. Scene 1.
|In my stars I am above thee; but be not afraid of greatness; some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.|
Shakespeare.Twelfth Night, Act II. Scene 5. (Malvolio reading a letter.)