|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|George Farquhar. (16781707)|
| Cos. Pray now, what may be that same bed of honour?|
Kite. Oh, a mighty large bed! bigger by half than the great bed at Ware: ten thousand people may lie in it together, and never feel one another.
| The Recruiting Officer. Act i. Sc. 1.|
| I believe they talked of me, for they laughed consumedly.|
| The Beaux Stratagem. Act iii. Sc. 1.|
| T was for the good of my country that I should be abroad. 1|
| The Beaux Stratagem. Act iii. Sc. 2.|
| Necessity, the mother of invention. 2|
| The Twin Rivals. Act i.|
Leaving his country for his countrys sake.Fitz-Geffrey: The Life and Death of Sir Francis Drake, stanza 213 (1596).
True patriots all; for, be it understood,
We left our country for our countrys good.
George Barrington: Prologue written for the opening of the Play-house at New South Wales, Jan. 16, 1796. New South Wales, p. 152. [back]
Art imitates Nature, and necessity is the mother of invention.Richard Franck: Northern Memoirs (written in 1658, printed in 1694).
Necessity is the mother of invention.Wycherly: Love in a Wood, act iii. sc. 3 (1672).
Magister artis ingenique largitor
(Hunger is the teacher of the arts and the bestower of invention).
Persius: Prolog. line 10. [back]