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


In the busy haunts of men,
In the still and shadowy glen.
Mrs. Hemans.—Tale of the Secret Tribunal.

And shunned the busy haunts of men.
Homer.—The Iliad of the Earl of Derby, Book VI. Line 240; and “the busy hum of men” in the 10th Book, Line 16.

We talk here in the public haunt of men.
Shakespeare.—Romeo and Juliet, Act III. Scene 1. (Benvolio to Mercutio.)

Tower’d cities please us then,
And the busy hum of men.
Milton.—L’Allegro, Line 118.