Reference > Quotations > John Bartlett, comp. > Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. > Page 296
  PREVIOUS NEXT  
CONTENTS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD · AUTHOR INDEX · CONCORDANCE INDEX
John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
Page 296
 
 
Colley Cibber. (1671–1757) (continued)
 
3198
    The aspiring youth that fired the Ephesian dome
Outlives in fame the pious fool that rais’d it. 1
          Richard III. (altered). Act iii. Sc. 1.
3199
    I ’ve lately had two spiders
Crawling upon my startled hopes.
Now though thy friendly hand has brush’d ’em from me,
Yet still they crawl offensive to my eyes:
I would have some kind friend to tread upon ’em.
          Richard III. (altered). Act iv. Sc. 3.
3200
    Off with his head! so much for Buckingham!
          Richard III. (altered). Act iv. Sc. 3.
3201
    And the ripe harvest of the new-mown hay
Gives it a sweet and wholesome odour.
          Richard III. (altered). Act v. Sc. 3.
3202
    With clink of hammers closing rivets up. 2
          Richard III. (altered). Act v. Sc. 3.
3203
    Perish that thought! No, never be it said
That Fate itself could awe the soul of Richard.
Hence, babbling dreams! you threaten here in vain!
Conscience, avaunt! Richard ’s himself again!
Hark! the shrill trumpet sounds to horse! away!
My soul ’s in arms, and eager for the fray.
          Richard III. (altered). Act v. Sc. 3.
3204
    A weak invention of the enemy. 3
          Richard III. (altered). Act v. Sc. 3.
3205
    As good be out of the world as out of the fashion.
          Love’s Last Shift. Act ii.
3206
    We shall find no fiend in hell can match the fury of a disappointed woman,—scorned, slighted, dismissed without a parting pang. 4
          Love’s Last Shift. Act iv.
3207
    Old houses mended,
Cost little less than new before they ’re ended.
          Prologue to the Double Gallant.
3208
    Possession is eleven points in the law.
          Woman’s Wit. Act i.
3209
    Words are but empty thanks.
          Woman’s Wit. Act v.
3210
    This business will never hold water.
          She Wou’d and She Wou’d Not. Act iv.
 
Note 1.
See Sir Thomas Browne, Quotation 15. [back]
Note 2.
See Shakespeare, King Henry V, Quotation 16. [back]
Note 3.
See Shakespeare, King Richard III, Quotation 29. [back]
Note 4.
See Congreve, Quotation 2. [back]
 

CONTENTS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD · AUTHOR INDEX · CONCORDANCE INDEX
  PREVIOUS NEXT  
 
Loading
Click here to shop the Bartleby Bookstore.

Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2014 Bartleby.com · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors