|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Necessitythou best of peacemakers,|
As well as surest prompter of invention.
Scott.Peveril of the Peak, Chap. XXVI.
| Necessity invented stools,|
Convenience next suggested elbow-chairs,
And luxury the accomplishd sofa last.
Cowper.The Task, Book I. Line 86.
|1. She must lie here on mere necessity.|
2. Necessity will make us all forsworn.
Shakespeare.Loves Labours Lost, Act I. Scene 1.
|Necessitys sharp pinch.|
Shakespeare.King Lear, Act II. Scene 4.
|Id rather dwell in my necessity.|
Shakespeare.Merchant of Venice, Act I. Scene 3.
|Orpheus, who found no remedy,|
Made virtue of necessity.
King.Orpheus and Eurydice, Line 193.
|To maken virtue of necessity.|
Chaucer.The Knights Tale, Line 3044.
|Are you content to be our general?|
To make a virtue of necessity,
And live, as we do, in this wilderness?
Shakespeare.Two Gentlemen of Verona, Act IV. Scene 1.