Come sleep,O sleep, the certain knot of peace, The baiting place of wit, the balm of woe, The poor man's wealth, the prisoner's release, The indifferent judge between the high and low.
I should be the last person to say anything against temptation, naturally, but we have a proverb down here 'in baiting a mouse-trap with cheese, always leave room for the mouse'.
The Puritan hated bear -baiting, not because it gave pain to the bear, but because it gave pleasure to the spectators.
Making a perpetual mansion of this poor baiting place.
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