|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Shadow and Substance|
|We lose what is certain while we are seeking what is uncertain.|
Rileys Plautus.The Pseudolus, Act II. Scene 3.
|The dog and the shadow.|
|No, no! I am but shadow of myself:|
You are deceived, my substance is not here.
Shakespeare.King Henry VI., Part I. Act II. Scene 3. (Talbot to the Countess.)
|Love like a shadow flies, when substance love pursues;|
Pursuing that that flies, and flying what pursues.
Shakespeare.Merry Wives of Windsor, Act II. Scene 2. (Ford to Falstaff.)
|If once, the shadow to pursue,|
We let the substance out of view.
Churchill.The Ghost, Book III.
|Grasping at shadows, let the substance slip.|
Dedication to Churchills Sermons and Farewell.