|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Fit dwelling for the featherd throng,|
Who pay their quit-rents with a song.
|The site was neither granted him nor given;|
Twas natures, and the ground-rent due to Heaven.
Dr. Walter Harte.Eulogius.
|Virgil loved rural ease, and, far from harm,|
Mæcenas fixd him in a neat snug farm,
Where he might, free from trouble, pass his days
In his own way, and pay his rent in praise.
|It is the due paying of Gods quit-rents which he expecteth; I mean the realizing of our gratitude unto him for his many mercies, in leading the remainder of our lives according to his will and his word.|
Fuller.Mixt Contemplations, No. 32.
|His quit-rent ode, his peppercorn of praise.|
Cowper.Table Talk, Line 111.