Where yet was ever found a mother Who d give her booby for another?
Fables. Part i. The Mother, the Nurse, and the Fairy.
Note 1. The time of paying a shot in a tavern among good fellows, or Pantagruelists, is still called in France a quart dheure de Rabelais,that is, Rabelaiss quarter of an hour, when a man is uneasy or melancholy.Life of Rabelais (Bohns edition), p. 13. [back]
Note 2. Oer the hills and far away.DUrfey: Pills to purge Melancholy (16281723). [back]
Note 3. Midnight oil,a common phrase, used by Quarles, Shenstone, Cowper, Lloyd, and others. [back]