|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|My will is something sorted with his wish:|
Muse not that I thus suddenly proceed;
For what I will, I will, and there an end.
Shakespeare.Two Gentlemen of Verona, Act I. Scene 3.
| [Antonio to Proteus on hearing from him that Valentine desired his presence at the Emperors court.]|| 2|
|He that will not when he may,|
When he will, he shall have nay.
Burton.Anat. of Melancholy, Part III. Sect. 2. Memb. 5. Subsect. 5.
|She that will not when she may,|
When she will, she shall have nay.
Murphy.The Upholsterer, Act II.
|He that wold not when he might,|
He shall not when he wolda.
Percy Reliques, Vol. II. The Baffled Knight.
|He that complies against his will,|
Is of his own opinion still;
Which he may adhere to, yet disown,
For reasons to himself best known.
Butler.Hudibras, Part III. Canto III. Line 547.
|She cant help her temper; and, if she complies against her will, you know it is the more obliging in her.|
Fielding.The Different Husbands, Act I. Scene 1.
|In idle wishes fools supinely stay,|
Be there a will, and wisdom finds a way.
Crabbe.The Birth of Flattery.
|And binding nature fast in fate,|
Left free the human will.
Pope.Universal Prayer, Verse 3.