|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|Sir Samuel Garth. (16611719)|
| To die is landing on some silent shore|
Where billows never break, nor tempests roar;
Ere well we feel the friendly stroke, t is oer.
| The Dispensary. Canto iii. Line 225.|
| I see the right, and I approve it too,|
Condemn the wrong, and yet the wrong pursue. 1
| Ovid, Metamorphoses, vii. 20 (translated by Tate and Stonestreet, edited by Garth).|
| For all their luxury was doing good. 2|
| Claremont. Line 149.|
I know and love the good, yet, ah! the worst pursue.Petrarch: Sonnet ccxxv. canzone xxi. To Laura in Life.
See Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, Quotation 15. [back]
And learn the luxury of doing good.Oliver Goldsmith: The Traveller, line 22. George Crabbe: Tales of the Hall, book iii. Graves: The Epicure. [back]