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


Swear, fool, or starve; for the dilemma’s even;
A tradesman thou, and hope to go to heaven?
Persius.—Sat. 5. (Dryden.)

Commerce so beneficial in itself is notwithstanding a near neighbour not only to fraud on the one hand, but to violence on the other.
W. E. Gladstone.—Juventus Mundi. (Char. of Hermes.)