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


Ourselves are to ourselves the cause of ill;
We may be independent if we will.
Churchill.—Independence, Line 471.

The man who by his labour gets
His bread in independent state,
Who never begs, and seldom eats,
Himself can fix or change his fate.
Prior.—The Old Gentry, Verse 5.