|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|We soonest lost what we most highly prize,|
And with our youth our short-lived beauty dies.
Roscommon.Guarinis Pastor Fido.
| It so falls out,|
That what we have we prize not to the worth
Whiles we enjoy it; but being lackd and lost,
Why then we rack the value; then we find
The virtue that possession would not show us
Whiles it was ours.
Shakespeare.Much Ado About Nothing, Act II. Scene 1. (The Friar to Leonato.)