|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Nothing is new; we walk where others went;|
Theres no vice now but has its precedent.
Herrick.Hesperides, Aphorism 213.
|For out of the old fields as men saith,|
Cometh all this new corn from year to year,
And out of old books, in good faith,
Cometh all this new science that we lere.
Chaucer.Assembly of Fooles, Line 22.
|Be not the first by whom the new are tried,|
Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Pope.On Criticism, Line 335.
|New subjects are not easily explaind,|
And you had better choose a well-known theme
Than trust to an invention of your own.
Roscommon.Horaces Art of Poetry.