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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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William Shakespeare. (1564–1616) (continued)
 
1064
    An arrant traitor as any is in the universal world, or in France, or in England!
          King Henry V. Act iv. Sc. 8.
1065
    There is occasions and causes why and wherefore in all things.
          King Henry V. Act v. Sc. 1.
1066
    By this leek, I will most horribly revenge: I eat and eat, I swear.
          King Henry V. Act v. Sc. 1.
1067
    All hell shall stir for this.
          King Henry V. Act v. Sc. 1.
1068
    If he be not fellow with the best king, thou shalt find the best king of good fellows.
          King Henry V. Act v. Sc. 2.
1069
    Hung be the heavens with black, yield day to night!
          King Henry VI. Part I. Act i. Sc. 1.
1070
    Halcyon days.
          King Henry VI. Part I. Act i. Sc. 2.
1071
    Between two hawks, which flies the higher pitch;
Between two dogs, which hath the deeper mouth;
Between two blades, which bears the better temper;
Between two horses, which doth bear him best;
Between two girls, which hath the merriest eye,—
I have perhaps some shallow spirit of judgment;
But in these nice sharp quillets of the law,
Good faith, I am no wiser than a daw.
          King Henry VI. Part I. Act ii. Sc. 4.
1072
    Delays have dangerous ends. 1
          King Henry VI. Part I. Act iii. Sc. 2.
1073
    She ’s beautiful, and therefore to be wooed;
She is a woman, therefore to be won.
          King Henry VI. Part I. Act v. Sc. 3.
1074
    Main chance. 2
          King Henry VI. Part II. Act i. Sc. 1.
1075
    Could I come near your beauty with my nails,
I ’d set my ten commandments in your face.
          King Henry VI. Part II. Act i. Sc. 3.
1076
    Smooth runs the water where the brook is deep. 3
          King Henry VI. Part II. Act iii. Sc. 1.
 
Note 1.
All delays are dangerous in war.—John Dryden: Tyrannic Love, act i. sc. 1. [back]
Note 2.
Have a care o’ th’ main chance.—Samuel Butler: Hudibras, part ii. canto ii.

Be careful still of the main chance.—John Dryden: Persius, satire vi. [back]
Note 3.
See Raleigh, Quotation 3; Lyly, Quotation 20. [back]
 

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