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


Sleep after toil, port after stormy seas,
Ease after war, death after life, does greatly please.
Spenser.—The Fairy Queen, Book I. Canto IX. V. 40.

Hard toil can roughen form and face,
And want can quench the eye’s bright grace.
Scott.—Marmion, Canto I. Stanza 28.

The toils of honour dignify repose.
Hoole’s Metastasio.—Achilles in Sycios, Act III. Scene last.