|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Hoping, for my excuse, twill be confest,|
That of two evils I have chose the least.
Prior.To Mr. Harley.
|Of two evils the less is always to be chosen.|
Thomas à Kempis.Book III. Chap. XII. Div. 2.
|A change of evils is thy good supreme;|
Nor, but in motion, canst thou find thy rest.
Dr. Young.Night VIII. Line 920.
|Twas always held, and ever will,|
By sage mankind, discreeter,
To anticipate a lesser ill
Than undergo a greater.
Shenstone.To the Memory of an Agreeable Lady, Vol. I.