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


Here some shrewd critick finds I’m caught,
And cries out “better fed than taught.”
Swift.—Pheasant and Lark.

There taught us how to live; and (oh! too high
The price for knowledge) taught us how to die.
Tickell.—To Earl Warwick on the Death of Addison.

From this example still the rule shall give,
And those it taught to conquer, teach to live.
Congreve.—The Birth of the Muses.

Whom soft-eyed Pity once led down from heaven,
To bleed for man, to teach him how to live,
And oh! still harder lesson, how to die!
Dr. Porteus.—Death a Poem, Line 316. (The idea is Tickell’s.)