The poorest of the sex have still an itch To know their fortunes, equal to the rich. The dairy-maid inquires, if she shall take The trusty tailor, and the cook forsake. DrydenSixth Satire of Juvenal. L. 762.
I saw and heard, for we sometimes, Who dwell this wild, constrained by want, come forth To town or village nigh, nighest is far, Where aught we hear, and curious are to hear, What happens new; fame also finds us out. MiltonParadise Regained. Bk. I. L. 330.
Platon estime quil y ait quelque vice dimpiété à trop curieusement senquerir de Dieu et du monde. Plato holds that there is some vice of impiety in enquiring too curiously about God and the world. MontaigneEssays. Bk. II. Ch. XII.