|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Certain signs precede certain events.|
Cicero.Certis rebus, &c.
|Tis the sunset of life gives me mystical lore,|
And coming events cast their shadows before.
|Great events have sent before them their announcements.|
Calderon.Lifes a dream, by Trench, Act III.
|This is a time of no events. Not a robbery or murder to be had.|
Swift.To Dr. Stopford, 26th November, 1725.