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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
To-morrow
 
To-morrow is a satire on to-day,
And shows its weakness.
        Dr. Young.—Old Man’s Relapse.
  1
To-morrow cheats us all. Why dost thou stay,
And leave undone what should be done to-day?
Begin—the present minute’s in thy power;
But still t’ adjourn, and wait a fitter hour,
Is like the clown, who at some river’s side
Expecting stands, in hopes the running tide
Will all ere long be past—Fool! not to know
It still has flow’d the same, and will for ever flow.
        Hughes.—Horace, Book I. Epi. II.; and Francis, Ibid.
  2
I have known that I am a man, and that to me there is no more share in to-morrow’s day than to you.
        Buckley’s Sophocles.—(Oedipus Colo. Page 74.)
  3
To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death.
        Shakespeare.—Macbeth, Act V. Scene 5. (On hearing of the death of Lady Macbeth.)
  4
To-morrow do thy worst, for I have lived to-day.
        Dryden.—Imitation of Horace, Book III. Ode 29.
  5
Who knows that Heaven, with ever-bounteous power,
Shall add to-morrow to the present hour?
        Francis’ Horace, Book IV. Ode 7.
  6
Defer not till to-morrow to be wise,
To-morrow’s sun to thee may never rise;
Or should to-morrow chance to cheer thy sight
With her enlivening and unlook’d for light,
How grateful will appear her dawning rays,
As favours unexpected doubly please.
        Congreve.—Letter to Cobham.
  7
In human hearts what bolder thought can rise,
Than man’s presumption on to-morrow’s dawn!
Where is to-morrow?
        Dr. Young.—Night I. Line 374.
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To-morrow to fresh woods and pastures new.
        Milton.—Lycidas, Line 193.
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