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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Ills
 
Mark what ills the scholar’s life assail,
Toil, envy, want, the patron, and the jail.
        Dr. Johnson.—Vanity of Human Wishes, Line 159.
  1
What ills from beauty spring.
        Dr. Johnson.—Vanity of Human Wishes, Line 321.
  2
Those ills that wait on all below,
  Shall ne’er be felt by me;
Or gently felt, and only so,
  As being shared with thee.
        Cowper.—The Doves, Verse 5.
  3
And makes us rather bear those ills we have
Than fly to others that we know not of.
        Shakespeare.—Hamlet, Act III. Scene 1. (In his famous Soliloquy.)
  4
Keep what you’ve got; the evil that we know is the best.
        Riley’s Plautus, Volume I., The Trinummus, Act I. Scene 2.
  5
’Tis hard for kings to steer an equal course,
And they who banish one, oft gain a worse.
        Dryden.—Tarquin and Tullia.
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