Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.
I hold every man a debtor to his profession; from the which as men of course do seek to receive countenance and profit, so ought they of duty to endeavor themselves, by way of amends, to be a help and ornament thereunto. BaconMaxims of the Law. Preface.
The ugliest of trades have their moments of pleasure. Now, if I were a grave-digger, or even a hangman, there are some people I could work for with a great deal of enjoyment. Douglas JerroldJerrolds Wit. Ugly Trades.
Thus Nero went up and down Greece and challenged the fiddlers at their trade. Æropus, a Macedonian king, made lanterns; Harcatius, the king of Parthia, was a mole-catcher; and Biantes, the Lydian, filed needles. Jeremy TaylorHoly Living. Ch. I. Sec. I. Rides far Employing Our Time.