|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
| Still govern thou my song,|
Urania, and fit audience find, though few.
Milton.Paradise Lost, Book VII. Line 30.
|David for him his tuneful harp had strung,|
And heaven had wanted one immortal song.
Dryden.Absalom and Achitophel, Part I. Line 196.
|Friend to my life! (which did not you prolong,|
The world had wanted many an idle song.)
Pope.Epi. to Arbuthnot, Line 27.