|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Misery makes sport to mock itself.|
Shakespeare.King Richard II., Act II. Scene 1.
|In miserys darkest cavern known,|
His useful care was ever nigh;
Where hopeless anguish pourd his groan,
And lonely want retired to die.
Dr. Johnson.On the death of Mr. Robert Levett, (Verse 5.)
|Misery still delights to trace|
Its semblance in anothers case.
Cowper.The Castaway, Verse 10.
|Tis misery enough to be reducd|
To the low level of the common herd,
Who, born to beggary, envy all above them.
Lillo.Fatal Curiosity, Act I. Scene 2.
|Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows.|
Shakespeare.The Tempest, Act II. Scene 2.
|When a few words will rescue misery out of her distress, I hate the man who can be a churl of them.|
Sterne.Sentimental Journey, Calais, Line 22.
| Misery doth part|
The flux of company; anon, a careless herd,
Full of the pasture, jumps along by him,
And never stays to greet him: Ay, quoth Jaques,
Sweep on, you fat and greasy citizens;
Tis just the fashion: wherefore do you look
Upon that poor and broken bankrupt there?
Shakespeare.As You Like It, Act II. Scene 1.