|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Tis a truth well known to most,|
That whatsoever thing is lost;
We seek it, ere it come to light,
In every cranny but the right.
Cowper.The Retired Cat, Line 95.
|He that diligently seeketh good, procureth favour; but he that seeketh mischief, it shall come unto him.|
Proverbs, Chap. xi. Ver. 27.
|Tis time enough to bear a misfortune when it comes, without anticipating it.|
Seneca.Of a Happy Life, Ch. 13.
|That mans unwise will search for ill,|
Who may prevent it sitting still.
Herrick.Hesp. To his Muse, No. IX.
|When workmen strive to do better than well,|
They do confound their skill in covetousness.
Shakespeare.King John, Act IV. Scene 2. (Pembroke to Salisbury.)
|How far your eyes may pierce I cannot tell,|
Striving to better, oft we mar whats well.
Shakespeare.King Lear, Act I. Scene 4. (Albany to Goneril.)