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


In all thy humours, whether grave or mellow,
Thou’rt such a touchy, testy, pleasant fellow;
Hast so much wit, and mirth, and spleen about thee,
There is no living with thee, nor without thee.
Martial.—Epigram XLVII. Line 12.

My life’s a preparation but to leave thee:
Like one that seeks a door, I walk about thee:
With thee I cannot live! I cannot live without thee.
Quarles.—Emblems, No. II. Book IV.

Forc’d to doat on thee thy own way,
I chide thee first and then obey;
Wretched when from thee, vex’d when nigh,
I with thee or without thee die.
Prior.—The Lady’s Looking-glass.