|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|The Commons, faithful to their system, remained in a wise and masterly inactivity.|
Sir James Mackintosh.Defence of the French Revolution, Sect. I. Page 23.
|With skilled negligence.|
Vaughan.To St. Mary Magdalene, Line 19.
|The frivolous work of polished idleness.|
Mackintosh.Dissert. on Ethical Philosophy. (Remarks on Thomas Brown.)
Mackintosh.Causes of the Revolution of 1688, Chap. VII.
|Or doing nothing with a deal of skill.|
Cowper.Table Talk, Line 194.
|Pangs without birth, and fruitless industry.|
Dryden.Mac Flecknoe, Line 148.
|To fight and terrify them if they made slow haste.|
Hollands Livy.Page 922.