|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Who quits a world where strong temptations try,|
And since tis hard to combat, learns to fly!
Goldsmith.Deserted Village, Line 101.
|Go! says he, one day at dinner, to an overgrown one which had buzzed about his nose, and tormented him cruelly all dinner-time, and which, after infinite attempts, he had caught at last, as it flew by him; Ill not hurt thee, says my uncle Toby, rising from his chair, and going across the room, with the fly in his handIll not hurt a hair of thy head:Go! says he, lifting up the sash, and opening his hand as he spoke, to let it escape; go, poor devil, get thee gone, why should I hurt thee? This world, surely, is wide enough to hold both thee and me.|
Sterne.Tristram Shandy, Vol. II. Chap. XII.