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


Oh, that I had in the wilderness a lodging place!
Jeremiah, Chap. ix. Ver. 2.

Oh for a lodge in some vast wilderness,
Some boundless contiguity of shade!
Where rumour of oppression and deceit—
Of unsuccessful or successful war,
Might never reach me more!
Cowper.—The Task, Book II. Line 1.

O for a seat in some poetic nook,
Just hid with trees and sparkling with a brook!
Leigh Hunt.—Politics and Parties.

With spots of sunny openings, and with nooks
To lie and read in, sloping into brooks.
Leigh Hunt.—The Story of Rimini.