Carelessness (See also Forgetfulness, Irresponsibility, Laziness.) Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Carelessness (See also Forgetfulness, Irresponsibility, Laziness.)


  1. Grasshopper sings through summer, overlooking winter preparations. [Gk. Lit.: Aesop’s Fables, “Ant and the Grasshopper”]
  2. Little Bo-peep lost her sheep; found them tailless. [Nurs. Rhyme: Baring-Gould, 93]
  3. Little Boy Blue sleeps while the sheep’s in the corn. [Nurs. Rhyme: Baring Gould, 46]
  4. Locket, Lucy misplaced her pocket. [Nurs. Rhyme: Mother Goose, 23]
  5. Prism, Miss nursemaid who misplaces manuscript and infant in railroad station. [Br. Lit.: Importance of Being Earnest]
  6. Theseus neglects to hoist the sail to signal his safety to his father Aegeus, who despairingly throws himself into the sea. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 12]