|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Seek not to know what must not be reveald;|
Joys only flow where Fate is most conceald;
Too busie Man woud find his Sorrows more,
If future Fortunes he shoud know before;
For by that knowledge of his Destiny
He would not live at all, but always die.
Dryden.The Indian Queen, Act III. Scene 1.
|Marriage is ever made by destiny.|
Chapman.All Fools, Act V. Scene 1.
|Hanging and wiving goes by destiny.|
Shakespeare.Merchant of Venice, Act II. Scene 9. (Nerissa to Portia.) Farquhar.The Recruiting Officer, Act III. Scene 2.
|1. You remember who encouraged me to love, and promisd me his assistance?|
2. Ay, while there was Hope, Frank, while there was Hope; but theres no contending with ones destiny.
Dryden.Evenings Love, Act II. Scene 1.