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


Ease leads to habit, as success to ease,
He lives by rule who lives himself to please.
Crabbe.—Tales of the Hall, Book II.

He lives at ease that freely lives.
Barbour.—To Freedom, Line 4.

And made ease more easy.
Milton.—Paradise Lost, Book IV.

A life of ease a difficult pursuit.
Cowper.—Retirement, Line 634.

Indulge, and to thy genius freely give;
For not to live at ease, is not to live.
Persius.—Satire V. (Dryden.)