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


Habit gives endurance, and fatigue is the best nightcap.
Kincaid.—Rifle Brigade, Page 47.

How use doth breed a habit in a man!
Shakespeare.—Two Gentlemen of Verona, Act V. Scene 4. (Valentine in the Forest.)

Ill habits gather by unseen degrees,
As brooks make rivers, rivers run to seas.
Dryden.—Pythagorean Phil., Book XV. Line 155.

As brooks, devour’d by rivers, lose their names.
Massinger.—Duke of Milan, Act III. Scene 1.