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


If at great things thou would’st arrive,
Get riches first, get health, and treasure heap,
Not difficult, if thou hearken to me:
Riches are mine, fortune is in my hand,
They whom I favour thrive in wealth amain,
While virtue, valour, wisdom, sit in want.
Milton.—Par. Regained, Book II.

O, what a world of vile ill-favour’d faults,
Looks handsome in three hundred pounds a-year!
Shakespeare.—Merry Wives of Windsor, Act III. Scene 4.

He that wants money, means, and content, is without three good friends.
Shakespeare.—As You Like It, Act III. Scene 2.

My friend, get money; get a large estate
By honest means; but get—at any rate.
Francis’ Horace.—Book I. Epi. I. Line 93.

Get place and wealth, if possible, with grace,
If not, by any means get wealth and place.
Pope.—To Bolingbroke, Book I. Epi. I. Line 103.