|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Imagination fondly stoops to trace|
The parlour-splendours of that festive place;
The white-washd wall, the nicely sanded floor,
The varnishd clock that clickd behind the door:
The chest contrivd a double debt to pay
A bed by night, a chest of drawers by day.
Goldsmith.Deserted Village, Line 225.
|You are obligd to your imagination for more than three-fourths of your importance.|
|The right honourable gentleman is indebted to his memory for his jests, and to his imagination for his facts.|
Sheridan.Speech in reply to Dundas.
|His wit shines at the expense of his memory.|
Le Sage.Gil Blas, Book III. Chap. XI.