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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Hell
 
The hungry wretch of a Greek would attempt heaven even were you to bid him.
        Juvenal.—Quoted by Riley in his Clas. Dict. 137.
  1
All things the hungry Greek exactly knows:
And bid him go to heaven, to heaven he goes.
        Juvenal.—Sat. III. (Dryden’s Transl.)
  2
And bid him go to hell, to hell he goes.
        Dr. Johnson.—London, Line 116.
  3
In hope to merit heaven by making earth a hell.
        Byron.—Childe Harold, Canto I. Stanza XX. Line 9.
  4
Hell’s court is built deep in a gloomy vale,
High walled with strong damnation, moated round
With flaming brimstone.
        Dr. Joseph Beaumont.—Hell, Verse 1.
  5
There is in hell a place stone-built throughout,
Called Malebolgë, of an iron hue,
Like to the wall that circles it about.
        Dante.—Inferno. Canto XVIII. Line 1. (Wright’s Transl.)
  6
        Hell is empty,
And all the devils are here.
        Shakespeare.—The Tempest, Act I. Scene 2. (Ariel to Prospero.)
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Hell is full of good meanings and wishings.
        Herbert.—Jacula Prudentum.
  8
Hell is paved with good intentions.
        Boswell’s Johnson.—April, 1775.
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