|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|He that hath a wife and children hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief.|
Lord Bacon.Essay VIII., Of Marriage and Single Life.
|He that hath a wife and children, wants not business.|
George Herbert.Jacula Prudentum.
|How many pledges have you given to fortune?|
Erasmus.Household of Sir Thomas More, Page 50.