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


Curs’d merchandise! where life is sold,
And avarice consents to starve for gold!
Rowe.—Lucan’s Pharsalia, Book IV. Line 145.

I have wished for some years past, that instead of discouraging our people from seeking foreign soil, the public would rather pay for transporting all our unnecessary mortals, whether papists or protestants to America, as drawbacks are sometimes allowed for exporting commodities when a nation is overstocked.
Swift.—Maxims controlled in Ireland.