Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Washington Irving (17831859)
There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse! As I have often found in travelling in a stagecoach, that it is often a comfort to shift ones position, and be bruised in a new place.
WASHINGTON IRVING (Geoffrey Crayon, pseud.), Tales of a Traveller, Preface, p. 7 (1825? reprinted 1972).