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John Bartlett, comp. (1820–1905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.
 
William Shakespeare. (1564-1616)
 
King Henry IV. Part II.
 
 
1
    Even such a man, so faint, so spiritless,
So dull, so dead in look, so woe-begone,
Drew Priam’s curtain in the dead of night,
And would have told him half his Troy was burnt.
          King Henry IV. Part II. Act i. Sc. 1.
2
    Yet the first bringer of unwelcome news
Hath but a losing office, and his tongue
Sounds ever after as a sullen bell,
Remember’d tolling a departing friend.
          King Henry IV. Part II. Act i. Sc. 1.
3
    I am not only witty in myself, but the cause that wit is in other men.
          King Henry IV. Part II. Act i. Sc. 2.
4
    A rascally yea-forsooth knave.
          King Henry IV. Part II. Act i. Sc. 2.
5
    Some smack of age in you, some relish of the saltness of time.
          King Henry IV. Part II. Act i. Sc. 2.
6
    We that are in the vaward of our youth.
          King Henry IV. Part II. Act i. Sc. 2.
7
    For my voice, I have lost it with halloing and singing of anthems.
          King Henry IV. Part II. Act i. Sc. 2.
8
    It was alway yet the trick of our English nation, if they have a good thing to make it too common.
          King Henry IV. Part II. Act i. Sc. 2.
9
    I were better to be eaten to death with a rust than to be scoured to nothing with perpetual motion.
          King Henry IV. Part II. Act i. Sc. 2.
10
    If I do, fillip me with a three-man beetle.
          King Henry IV. Part II. Act i. Sc. 2.
  
  
  
11
    Who lined himself with hope,
Eating the air on promise of supply.
          King Henry IV. Part II. Act i. Sc. 2.
12
    When we mean to build,
We first survey the plot, then draw the model;
And when we see the figure of the house,
Then must we rate the cost of the erection. 1
          King Henry IV. Part II. Act i. Sc. 3.
13
    An habitation giddy and unsure
Hath he that buildeth on the vulgar heart.
          King Henry IV. Part II. Act i. Sc. 3.
14
    Past and to come seems best; things present worst.
          King Henry IV. Part II. Act i. Sc. 3.
15
    A poor lone woman.
          King Henry IV. Part II. Act ii. Sc. 1.
16
    I ’ll tickle your catastrophe.
          King Henry IV. Part II. Act ii. Sc. 1.
17
    He hath eaten me out of house and home.
          King Henry IV. Part II. Act ii. Sc. 1.
18
    Thou didst swear to me upon a parcel-gilt goblet, sitting in my Dolphin-chamber, at the round table, by a sea-coal fire, upon Wednesday in Wheeson week.
          King Henry IV. Part II. Act ii. Sc. 1.
19
    I do now remember the poor creature, small beer.
          King Henry IV. Part II. Act ii. Sc. 2.
20
    Let the end try the man.
          King Henry IV. Part II. Act ii. Sc. 2.
21
    Thus we play the fools with the time, and the spirits of the wise sit in the clouds and mock us.
          King Henry IV. Part II. Act ii. Sc. 2.
22
    He was indeed the glass
Wherein the noble youth did dress themselves.
          King Henry IV. Part II. Act ii. Sc. 3.
23
    Aggravate your choler.
          King Henry IV. Part II. Act ii. Sc. 4.
24
    O sleep, O gentle sleep,
Nature’s soft nurse! how have I frighted thee,
That thou no more wilt weigh my eyelids down
And steep my senses in forgetfulness?
          King Henry IV. Part II. Act iii. Sc. 1.
25
    With all appliances and means to boot.
          King Henry IV. Part II. Act iii. Sc. 1.
26
    Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.
          King Henry IV. Part II. Act iii. Sc. 1.
27
    Death, as the Psalmist saith, is certain to all; all shall die. How a good yoke of bullocks at Stamford fair?
          King Henry IV. Part II. Act iii. Sc. 2.
28
    Accommodated; that is, when a man is, as they say, accommodated; or when a man is, being, whereby a’ may be thought to be accommodated,—which is an excellent thing.
          King Henry IV. Part II. Act iii. Sc. 2.
29
    Most forcible Feeble.
          King Henry IV. Part II. Act iii. Sc. 2.
30
    We have heard the chimes at midnight.
          King Henry IV. Part II. Act iii. Sc. 2.
31
    A man can die but once.
          King Henry IV. Part II. Act iii. Sc. 2.
32
    Like a man made after supper of a cheese-paring: when a’ was naked, he was, for all the world, like a forked radish, with a head fantastically carved upon it with a knife.
          King Henry IV. Part II. Act iii. Sc. 2.
33
    We are ready to try our fortunes
To the last man.
          King Henry IV. Part II. Act iv. Sc. 2.
34
    I may justly say, with the hook-nosed fellow of Rome, “I came, saw, and overcame.”
          King Henry IV. Part II. Act iv. Sc. 3.
35
    He hath a tear for pity, and a hand
Open as day for melting charity.
          King Henry IV. Part II. Act iv. Sc. 4.
36
    Thy wish was father, Harry, to that thought.
          King Henry IV. Part II. Act iv. Sc. 5. 2
37
    Commit
The oldest sins the newest kind of ways.
          King Henry IV. Part II. Act iv. Sc. 5. 3
38
    A joint of mutton, and any pretty little tiny kick-shaws, tell William cook.
          King Henry IV. Part II. Act v. Sc. 1.
39
    His cares are now all ended.
          King Henry IV. Part II. Act v. Sc. 2.
40
    Falstaff. What wind blew you hither, Pistol?
Pistol. Not the ill wind which blows no man to good. 4
          King Henry IV. Part II. Act v. Sc. 3.
41
    A foutre for the world and worldlings base!
I speak of Africa and golden joys.
          King Henry IV. Part II. Act v. Sc. 3.
42
    Under which king, Bezonian? speak, or die!
          King Henry IV. Part II. Act v. Sc. 3.
 
Note 1.
Which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first and counteth the cost, whether we have sufficient to finish it?—Luke xiv. 28. [back]
Note 2.
Act iv. Sc. 4 in Dyce, Singer, Staunton, and White. [back]
Note 3.
Act iv. Sc. 4 in Dyce, Singer, Staunton, and White. [back]
Note 4.
See Heywood, Quotation 127.

Ill blows the wind that profits nobody.—Henry VI. part iii. act ii. sc. 5. [back]
 

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