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


Running together all about,
The servants put each other out,
Till the grave master had decreed,
The more haste, ever the worst speed.
Churchill.—The Ghost, Book IV.

Farewell; and let your haste commend your duty.
Shakespeare.—Hamlet, Act I. Scene 2. (The King to his Ambassador.)

Haste thee, Nymph, and bring with thee
Jest and youthful jollity,
Quips and cranks, and wanton wiles,
Nods and becks and wreathed smiles.
Milton.—L’Allegro, Line 25.