|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|A wise and salutary neglect.|
BurkeSpeech on the Conciliation of America. Vol. II. P. 117.
|Give me a look, give me a face,|
That makes simplicity a grace:
Robes loosely flowing, hair as free;
Such sweet neglect more taketh me
Than all the adulteries of art;
They strike mine eyes, but not my heart.
Ben JonsonThe Silent Woman. Act I. Sc. 1.
|His noble negligences teach|
What others toils despair to reach.
PriorAlma. Canto II. L. 7.