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


Had I the choice of sublunary good,
What could I wish that I possess not here?
Health, leisure, means to improve it, friendship, peace.
Cowper.—The Task, Book III. Line 689.

O blest retirement! friend to life’s decline———
How blest is he who crowns, in shades like these,
A youth of labour with an age of ease!
Goldsmith.—The Deserted Village, Lines 97–99.