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


We soonest lost what we most highly prize,
And with our youth our short-lived beauty dies.
Roscommon.—Guarini’s Pastor Fido.

It so falls out,
That what we have we prize not to the worth
Whiles we enjoy it; but being lack’d and lost,
Why then we rack the value; then we find
The virtue that possession would not show us
Whiles it was ours.
Shakespeare.—Much Ado About Nothing, Act II. Scene 1. (The Friar to Leonato.)