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


There is nothing which has yet been contrived by man, by which so much happiness is produced, as by a good tavern or inn.
Boswell’s Johnson, March, 1776.

Shall I not take mine ease at mine inn?
Shakespeare.—King Henry IV., Part I. Act III. Scene 3. (Falstaff to the Hostess.)

Whoe’er has travell’d life’s dull round,
Where’er his stages may have been,
May sigh to think he still has found
The warmest welcome at an inn.
Shenstone.—Written at an Inn at Henley.

Along the varying road of life,
In calm content, in toil or strife,
At morn or noon, by night or day,
As time conducts him on the way,
How oft doth man, by care oppress’d,
Find in an inn a place of rest?
William Combe.—Doctor Syntax, Chap. IX.

Where’er his fancy bids him roam,
In ev’ry inn he finds a home.
Will not an inn his cares beguile,
Where on each face he sees a smile?
William Combe.—Doctor Syntax, Chap. IX.