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


Still govern thou my song,
Urania, and fit audience find, though few.
Milton.—Paradise Lost, Book VII. Line 30.

David for him his tuneful harp had strung,
And heaven had wanted one immortal song.
Dryden.—Absalom and Achitophel, Part I. Line 196.

Friend to my life! (which did not you prolong,
The world had wanted many an idle song.)
Pope.—Epi. to Arbuthnot, Line 27.