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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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William Shakespeare. (1564–1616) (continued)
 
482
    They say, best men are moulded out of faults,
And, for the most, become much more the better
For being a little bad.
          Measure for Measure. Act v. Sc. 1.
483
    What ’s mine is yours, and what is yours is mine.
          Measure for Measure. Act v. Sc. 1.
484
    The pleasing punishment that women bear.
          The Comedy of Errors. Act i. Sc. 1.
485
    A wretched soul, bruised with adversity.
          The Comedy of Errors. Act ii. Sc. 1.
486
    Every why hath a wherefore. 1
          The Comedy of Errors. Act ii. Sc. 2.
487
    Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast.
          The Comedy of Errors. Act iii. Sc. 1.
488
    One Pinch, a hungry lean-faced villain,
A mere anatomy.
          The Comedy of Errors. Act v. Sc. 1.
489
    A needy, hollow-eyed, sharp-looking wretch,
A living-dead man.
          The Comedy of Errors. Act v. Sc. 1.
490
    Let ’s go hand in hand, not one before another.
          The Comedy of Errors. Act v. Sc. 1.
491
    He hath indeed better bettered expectation.
          Much Ado about Nothing. Act i. Sc. 1.
492
    A very valiant trencher-man.
          Much Ado about Nothing. Act i. Sc. 1.
493
    He wears his faith but as the fashion of his hat.
          Much Ado about Nothing. Act i. Sc. 1.
494
    What, my dear Lady Disdain! are you yet living?
          Much Ado about Nothing. Act i. Sc. 1.
495
    There ’s a skirmish of wit between them.
          Much Ado about Nothing. Act i. Sc. 1.
496
    The gentleman is not in your books.
          Much Ado about Nothing. Act i. Sc. 1.
497
    Shall I never see a bachelor of threescore again?
          Much Ado about Nothing. Act i. Sc. 1.
498
    Benedick the married man.
          Much Ado about Nothing. Act i. Sc. 1.
499
    He is of a very melancholy disposition.
          Much Ado about Nothing. Act i. Sc. 1.
500
    He that hath a beard is more than a youth, and he that hath no beard is less than a man.
          Much Ado about Nothing. Act ii. Sc. 1.
501
    As merry as the day is long.
          Much Ado about Nothing. Act ii. Sc. 1.
502
    I have a good eye, uncle; I can see a church by day-light.
          Much Ado about Nothing. Act ii. Sc. 1.
 
Note 1.
For every why he had a wherefore.—Samuel Butler: Hudibras, part i. canto i. line 132. [back]
 

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