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


Happy the man, who, void of cares and strife,
In silken or in leathern purse retains
A splendid shilling.
J. Phillips.—The Splendid Shilling.

And in thy numbers, Phillips, shines for aye
The solitary shilling.
Cowper.—The Task, Book III. Line 455.