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GRACE

Related Subjects: Charm, Courtesy, Gentleness

  1. An outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace.—Book of Common Prayer

  2. Some hae meat and canna eat,
    And some wad eat that ant it;
    But we hae meat, and we can eat,
    And sae the Lord be thankit.—BURNS, The Selkirk Grace

  3. Whate'er he did was done with so much ease,
    In him alone, 'twas natural to please.—DRYDEN, Absalom & Achitophel

  4. Grace is given of God, but knowledge is bought in the market.—A. H. CLOUGH,
    The Bothie of Tober-na-Vuolich

  5. The custom of saying grace at meals had, probably, its origin in the early times of the world, and the hunter state of man, when dinners were precarious things, and a full meal was something more than a common blessing.—CHARLES LAMB, Grace Before Meat

  6. See, what a grace was seated on this brow;
    Hyperion's curls; the front of Jove himself;
    An eye like Mars, to threaten and command,
    A station like the herald Mercury
    New-lighted on a heaven-kissing hill,
    A combination and a form indeed,
    Where every god did seem to set his seal,
    To give the world assurance of a man.—SHAKESPEARE, Hamlet

  7. He does it with a better grace, but I do it more natural.—SHAKESPEARE, Twelfth Night

  8. Long graces do
    But keep good stomachs off, that would fall to.—SIR JOHN SUCKLING, To Lord Lepington

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