there’s no place like home

Cf. HESIOD Works & Days l. 365 οἴκοι βέλτερον εἶναι, there’s no place like home.

1571 T. TUSSER Husbandry (rev. ed.) H1v Though home be but homely, yet huswife is taught, That home hath no fellow to such as haue aught.

1823 J. H. PAYNE Clari I. i. ‘Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam, Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home.’

1939 E. F. BENSON Trouble for Lucia xi. ‘What a joy to have it back at Mallards again!’.. ‘No place like home is there, dear?’

2002 Spectator 16 Mar. 26 And then there is the tortoise who refused to come to Zeus’ party, arguing that there was no place like home. So Zeus angrily condemned him to carry his house with him wherever he went.


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