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


Catch as catch can.
Athenæus.—Lib. V. Page 193; a saying of Antiochus Epiphanes.

For why? Because the good old Rule
Sufficeth them; the simple plan,
That they should take who have the power,
And they should keep who can.
Wordsworth.—Rob Roy’s Grave.