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


Their wants but few, their wishes all confined.
Goldsmith.—The Traveller, Line 210.

For every want that stimulates the breast
Becomes a source of pleasure when redrest.
Goldsmith.—The Traveller, Line 213.

His wit being snuft by want, burnt clear.
Thomas Killegrew.—The Parson’s Wedding, Act I. Scene 1.

God forbid that ever such a scoundrel as Want should dare to approach me.
Swift.—To Bolingbroke, 31st Oct., 1729.