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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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William Shakespeare. (1564–1616) (continued)
 
994
    Lord, Lord, how this world is given to lying! I grant you I was down and out of breath; and so was he. But we rose both at an instant, and fought a long hour by Shrewsbury clock.
          King Henry IV. Part I. Act v. Sc. 4.
995
    I ’ll purge, and leave sack, and live cleanly.
          King Henry IV. Part I. Act v. Sc. 4.
996
    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.
997
    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.
998
    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.
999
    A rascally yea-forsooth knave.
          King Henry IV. Part II. Act i. Sc. 2.
1000
    Some smack of age in you, some relish of the saltness of time.
          King Henry IV. Part II. Act i. Sc. 2.
1001
    We that are in the vaward of our youth.
          King Henry IV. Part II. Act i. Sc. 2.
1002
    For my voice, I have lost it with halloing and singing of anthems.
          King Henry IV. Part II. Act i. Sc. 2.
1003
    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.
1004
    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.
1005
    If I do, fillip me with a three-man beetle.
          King Henry IV. Part II. Act i. Sc. 2.
1006
    Who lined himself with hope,
Eating the air on promise of supply.
          King Henry IV. Part II. Act i. Sc. 2.
1007
    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.
 
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]
 

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