|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|AUTHOR:||Mathew Henry (16621714)|
|QUOTATION:||Here is bread, which strengthens mans heart, and therefore called the staff of life. 1|
|ATTRIBUTION:||Commentaries. Psalm civ.|
Bread is the staff of life.Jonathan Swift: Tale of a Tub.
Corne, which is the staffe of life.Winslow: Good Newes from New England, p. 47. (London, 1624.)
The stay and the staff, the whole staff of bread.Isaiah iii. 1. [back]