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


Variety’s the very spice of life,
That gives it all its flavour.
Cowper.—The Task, Book II. Line 606.

Varieties too regular for chance.
Cowley.—Translation of Georgics, Book II.

Variety alone gives joy;
The sweetest meats the soonest cloy.
Prior.—The Turtle and Sparrow, Line 234.

Where order in variety we see,
And where, though all things differ, all agree.
Pope.—Windsor Forest, Line 15.

There is a grace in wild variety
Surpassing rule and order.
Mason.—English Garden. (A quotation.)