John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.
(continued) William Shakespeare. (15641616) 1478
It faded on the crowing of the cock. Some say that ever gainst that season comes Wherein our Saviours birth is celebrated, The bird of dawning singeth all night long: And then, they say, no spirit dares stir 1 abroad; The nights are wholesome; then no planets strike, No fairy takes, nor witch hath power to charm, So hallowd and so gracious is the time.
Hamlet. Act i. Sc. 1. 1479
So have I heard, and do in part believe it. But, look, the morn, in russet mantle clad, Walks oer the dew of yon high eastward hill. 2
Hamlet. Act i. Sc. 1. 1480
The memory be green.
Hamlet. Act i. Sc. 2. 1481
With an auspicious and a dropping eye, 3 With mirth in funeral and with dirge in marriage, In equal scale weighing delight and dole.
Hamlet. Act i. Sc. 2. 1482
The head is not more native to the heart.
Hamlet. Act i. Sc. 2. 1483
A little more than kin, and less than kind.
Hamlet. Act i. Sc. 2. 1484
All that lives must die, Passing through nature to eternity.
Hamlet. Act i. Sc. 2. 1485
Seems, madam! nay, it is; I know not seems. T is not alone my inky cloak, good mother, Nor customary suits of solemn black.
Hamlet. Act i. Sc. 2. 1486
But I have that within which passeth show; These but the trappings and the suits of woe.
Hamlet. Act i. Sc. 2. 1487
T is a fault to Heaven, A fault against the dead, a fault to nature, To reason most absurd.
Hamlet. Act i. Sc. 2. 1488 O, that this too too solid flesh would melt, Thaw and resolve itself into a dew! Or that the Everlasting had not fixd
Note 1. Can walk in White. [ back] Note 2. Eastern hill in Dyce, Singer, Staunton, and White. [ back]
Note 3. One auspicious and one dropping eye in Dyce, Singer, and Staunton. [ back]