|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done, is that which shall be done; and there is no new thing under the sun.|
Solomon.Ecclesiastes, Chap. i. Ver. 9.
|What has been, may be; and what may be, may be supposed to be.|
Swift.A Further Search, etc. (See Appendix, Page 832, in Roscoes Life of Swift, Vol. II.)
|Things and actions are what they are, and the consequences of them will be what they will be.|
Bishop Butler.Sermon 7 at the Rolls.
|Every thing is what it is, and not another thing.|
Bishop Butler.Pref. to the Rolls Sermons, p. 16.
|To be, or not to be, that is the question;|
Whether tis nobler in the mind, to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And, by opposing, end them?
Shakespeare.Hamlet, Act III. Scene 1. (His Soliloquy on life and death.)
|To be, contents his natural desire,|
He asks no angels wing, no seraphs fire;
But thinks admitted to that equal sky,
His faithful dog shall bear him company.
Pope.Essay on Man, Epi. I. Line 109.