|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Think nought a trifle, though it small appear;|
Small sands the mountain, moments make the year.
Dr. Young.Satire VI. Line 205.
|Come, gentlemen, we sit too long on trifles,|
And waste the time, which looks for other revels.
Shakespeare.Pericles, Act II. Scene 3. (Simonides to the Knights.)
|A snapper-up of unconsidered trifles.|
Shakespeare.Winters Tale, Act IV. Scene 2. (Autolycus.)
| Trifles, light as air,|
Are to the jealous confirmations strong
As proofs of holy writ.
Shakespeare.Othello, Act III. Scene 3. (Iago, after he has obtained the handkerchief.)