Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.
Great collections of books are subject to certain accidents besides the damp, the worms, and the rats; one not less common is that of the borrowers, not to say a word of the purloiners. Isaac DIsraeliCuriosities of Literature. The Bibliomania.
You give me back. Phbus, my bond for four hundred thousand sesterces; lend me rather a hundred thousand more. Seek some one else to whom you may vaunt your empty present: what I cannot pay you, Phbus, is my own. MartialEpigrams. Bk. IX. Ep. 102.
What question can be here? Your own true heart Must needs advise you of the only part: That may be claimd again which was but lent, And should be yielded with no discontent, Nor surely can we find herein a wrong, That it was left us to enjoy it long. Richard Chenevix TrenchThe Lent Jewels.