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John Bartlett (1820–1905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.

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George Farquhar. (1678–1707)
    Cos. Pray now, what may be that same bed of honour?
Kite. Oh, a mighty large bed! bigger by half than the great bed at Ware: ten thousand people may lie in it together, and never feel one another.
          The Recruiting Officer. Act i. Sc. 1.
    I believe they talked of me, for they laughed consumedly.
          The Beaux’ Stratagem. Act iii. Sc. 1.
    ’T was for the good of my country that I should be abroad. 1
          The Beaux’ Stratagem. Act iii. Sc. 2.
    Necessity, the mother of invention. 2
          The Twin Rivals. Act i.
Thomas Parnell. (1679–1718)
    Still an angel appear to each lover beside,
But still be a woman to you.
          When thy Beauty appears.
    Remote from man, with God he passed the days;
Prayer all his business, all his pleasure praise.
          The Hermit. Line 5.
    We call it only pretty Fanny’s way.
          An Elegy to an Old Beauty.
Note 1.
Leaving his country for his country’s sake.—Fitz-Geffrey: The Life and Death of Sir Francis Drake, stanza 213 (1596).

True patriots all; for, be it understood,
We left our country for our country’s good.
George Barrington: Prologue written for the opening of the Play-house at New South Wales, Jan. 16, 1796. New South Wales, p. 152. [back]
Note 2.
Art imitates Nature, and necessity is the mother of invention.—Richard Franck: Northern Memoirs (written in 1658, printed in 1694).

Necessity is the mother of invention.—Wycherly: Love in a Wood, act iii. sc. 3 (1672).

Magister artis ingenique largitor
(Hunger is the teacher of the arts and the bestower of invention).
Persius: Prolog. line 10. [back]