|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|It was an old, old, old, old lady,|
And a boy who was half-past three;
And the way they played together
Was beautiful to see.
H. C. BunnerOne, Two, Three.
| So good things may be abused, and that which was first invented to refresh mens weary spirits.|
BurtonAnatomy of Melancholy. Pt. II. Sec. II. Mem. 4.
| I am a great friend to public amusements; for they keep people from vice.|
Samuel JohnsonBoswells Life of Johnson. (1772).
|Play up, play up, and play the game.|
Sir Henry NewboltVital Lampada.
|Hail, blest Confusion! here are met|
All tongues, and times, and faces;
The Lancers flirt with Juliet,
The Brahmin talks of races.
PraedFancy Ball. St. 6.
|Where is our usual manager of mirth?|
What revels are in hand? Is there no play,
To ease the anguish of a torturing hour?
Midsummer Nights Dream. Act V. Sc. 1. L. 35.
|We cry for mercy to the next amusement,|
The next amusement mortgages our fields.
YoungNight Thoughts. Night II. L. 131.