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


Studious minds from Coke instruction draw,
And learn to trace the labyrinths of law.
Robert Noyes.—Distress.

Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.
Bacon.—Essay 50, of Studies.

The labour we delight in physics pain.
Shakespeare.—Macbeth, Act II. Scene 3. (Macbeth to Macduff after the murder of Duncan.)

At school I knew him—a sharp-witted youth, grave, thoughtful, and reserved among his mates; turning the hours of sport and food to labour; starving his body to inform his mind.
Scott.—The Monastery, Chap. XXXI.

Strange to the world, he wore a bashful look,
The fields his study, nature was his book.
Bloomfield.—Farmer’s Boy, Spring.

As soon as Phœbus’ rays inspect us,
First, sir, I read, and then I breakfast;
So on till foresaid god does set,
I sometimes study, sometimes eat.
Prior.—To Shepherd.

Six hours thou may’st give to sleep; just as many with equity to the laws; four thou shalt pray, and two thou may’st give to feasting; after which the remainder is to be given voluntarily to sacred songs.
Coke.—On Lit. Book I. Cap. I.; and Sir William Jones.

1.I have not lived in the temple for nothing.
2.He slept there, and calls it studying the law.
Murphy.—The Way to Keep Him, Act II.