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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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William Shakespeare. (1564–1616) (continued)
 
1689
    Nay, an thou ’lt mouth,
I ’ll rant as well as thou.
          Hamlet. Act v. Sc. 1.
1690
    Let Hercules himself do what he may,
The cat will mew and dog will have his day.
          Hamlet. Act v. Sc. 1.
1691
    There ’s a divinity that shapes our ends,
Rough-hew them how we will. 1
          Hamlet. Act v. Sc. 2.
1692
    I once did hold it, as our statists do,
A baseness to write fair.
          Hamlet. Act v. Sc. 2.
1693
    It did me yeoman’s service.
          Hamlet. Act v. Sc. 2.
1694
    The bravery of his grief did put me
Into a towering passion.
          Hamlet. Act v. Sc. 2.
1695
    What imports the nomination of this gentleman?
          Hamlet. Act v. Sc. 2.
1696
    The phrase would be more german to the matter, if we could carry cannon by our sides.
          Hamlet. Act v. Sc. 2.
1697
    ’T is the breathing time of day with me.
          Hamlet. Act v. Sc. 2.
1698
    There ’s a special providence in the fall of a sparrow. If it be now, ’t is not to come; if it be not to come, it will be now; if it be not now, yet it will come: the readiness is all. Since no man has aught of what he leaves, what is ’t to leave betimes?
          Hamlet. Act v. Sc. 2.
1699
    I have shot mine arrow o’er the house,
And hurt my brother.
          Hamlet. Act v. Sc. 2.
1700
    Now the king drinks to Hamlet.
          Hamlet. Act v. Sc. 2.
1701
    A hit, a very palpable hit.
          Hamlet. Act v. Sc. 2.
1702
    This fell sergeant, death,
Is strict in his arrest.
          Hamlet. Act v. Sc. 2.
1703
    Report me and my cause aright.
          Hamlet. Act v. Sc. 2.
 
Note 1.
But they that are above
Have ends in everything.
Beaumont and Fletcher: The Maid’s Tragedy, act v. sc. 4. [back]
 

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