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


The most by ready cash—but all have prices,
From crowns to kicks, according to their vices.
Byron.—Don Juan, Canto V. Stanza 27.

Would he oblige me? let me only find
He does not think me what he thinks mankind.
Pope.—Epil. to the Satires, Dialogue I. Line 33.

[Here Pope alludes to Sir Robert Walpole, who was reported to have said that all men have their price, but Sir Robert’s language has been perverted. He was denouncing the declarations of pretended patriots, of whom he said “All those men have their price.”—See his Life, by Coxe.]