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


I am going to parliament;
You understand this bag: if you have any business
Depending there, be short and let me hear it—
And pay your fees.
Beaumont and Fletcher.—The Little French Lawyer, Act I. Scene 1.

He that attends to his interior self,
That has a heart, and keeps it; has a mind
That hungers, and supplies it; and who seeks
A social, not a dissipated life,
Has business.
Cowper.—The Garden, Line 373.