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


At once to please and to confound the sight.
Cowley.—The Davideis, Book III. Line 192.

We that live to please, must please to live.
Dr. Johnson.—Prologue 1747, Line 54.

They who are pleased themselves must always please.
Thomson.—The Castle of Indolence, Canto I. Stanza 15.

Behold the child, by nature’s kindly law,
Pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw.
Pope.—Essay on Man, Epistle II. Line 275.