Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.


Bees are sometimes drowned (or suffocated) in the honey which they collect. So some writers are lost in their collected learning.
Hawthorne.—American Note-Books. (1842.)

And since, I never dare to write
As funny as I can.
Holmes.—The Height of the Ridiculous.

The only happy author in this world is he who is below the care of reputation.
Washington Irving.—Tales of a Traveller: The poor-devil Author.

Look, then, into thine heart and write.
Longfellow.—Voices of the Night: Prelude.