John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.
(continued) William Shakespeare. (15641616) 1077
What stronger breastplate than a heart untainted! Thrice is he armed that hath his quarrel just, And he but naked, though locked up in steel, Whose conscience with injustice is corrupted. 1
King Henry VI. Part II. Act iii. Sc. 2. 1078
He dies, and makes no sign.
King Henry VI. Part II. Act iii. Sc. 3. 1079
Close up his eyes and draw the curtain close; And let us all to meditation.
King Henry VI. Part II. Act iii. Sc. 3. 1080
The gaudy, blabbing, and remorseful day Is crept into the bosom of the sea.
King Henry VI. Part II. Act iv. Sc. 1. 1081
There shall be in England seven halfpenny loaves sold for a penny; the three-hooped pot shall have ten hoops; and I will make it felony to drink small beer.
King Henry VI. Part II. Act iv. Sc. 2. 1082
Is not this a lamentable thing, that of the skin of an innocent lamb should be made parchment? that parchment, being scribbled oer, should undo a man?
King Henry VI. Part II. Act iv. Sc. 2. 1083
Sir, he made a chimney in my fathers house, and the bricks are alive at this day to testify it.
King Henry VI. Part II. Act iv. Sc. 2. 1084
Thou hast most traitorously corrupted the youth of the realm in erecting a grammar-school; and whereas, before, our forefathers had no other books but the score and the tally, thou hast caused printing to be used, and, contrary to the king, his crown and dignity, thou hast built a paper-mill.
King Henry VI. Part II. Act iv. Sc. 7. 1085
How sweet a thing it is to wear a crown, Within whose circuit is Elysium And all that poets feign of bliss and joy!
King Henry VI. Part III. Act i. Sc. 2. 1086
And many strokes, though with a little axe, Hew down and fell the hardest-timbered oak.
King Henry VI. Part III. Act ii. Sc. 1.