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


Mark what ills the scholar’s life assail,
Toil, envy, want, the patron, and the jail.
Dr. Johnson.—Vanity of Human Wishes, Line 159.

What ills from beauty spring.
Dr. Johnson.—Vanity of Human Wishes, Line 321.

Those ills that wait on all below,
Shall ne’er be felt by me;
Or gently felt, and only so,
As being shared with thee.
Cowper.—The Doves, Verse 5.

And makes us rather bear those ills we have
Than fly to others that we know not of.
Shakespeare.—Hamlet, Act III. Scene 1. (In his famous Soliloquy.)

Keep what you’ve got; the evil that we know is the best.
Riley’s Plautus, Volume I., The Trinummus, Act I. Scene 2.

’Tis hard for kings to steer an equal course,
And they who banish one, oft gain a worse.
Dryden.—Tarquin and Tullia.