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


Care keeps his watch in every old man’s eye,
And where care lodges, sleep will never lie.
Shakespeare.—Romeo and Juliet, Act II. Scene 3. (Friar Lawrence.) See Theocritus, Idylls 21, Line 5.

I am sure care’s an enemy to life.
Shakespeare.—Twelfth Night, Act I. Scene 3. (Sir Toby to Maria.)

Care to our coffin adds a nail, no doubt;
And every grin so merry draws one out.
Dr. Wolcot.—Ode XV. Vol. II. Edition 1794.