|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Yet, if he has sense but to balance a straw,|
He will sure take the hint from the picture I draw.
Smollett.A Song, Verse 4.
|You are an annihilator of sense.|
Congreve.The Way of the World, Act I. Scene 9.
|For a long time past he could not converse in the language of common sense. Ask him a trivial question, he gave you a cramp answer out of some of his plays.|
Murphy.The Apprentice, Act I.
|Whatsoever contradicts my sense,|
I hate to see, and never can believe.
Roscommon.Horaces Art of Poetry.
|You cram these words into mine ears, against the stomach of my sense.|
Shakespeare.The Tempest, Act II. Scene 1. (Alonzo to Gonzalo.)
|Obscurely stiff, shall press poor sense to death,|
Or in long periods run her out of breath.
Churchill.The Candidate, Line 731.
|The hand of little employment hath the daintier sense.|
Shakespeare.Hamlet, Act V. Scene 1. (The Prince to Horatio at the grave side.)