|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|I would applaud thee to the very echo|
That should applaud again.
Shakespeare.Macbeth, Act V. Scene 3. (Macbeth to the Doctor.)
|APPLAUSE.The applause of a single human being is of great consequence.|
Dr. Johnson, 1780 (Boswell).
| So was that which|
From the Alehouse and the inn
Opening on the narrow street,
Came the loud convivial din,
Singing and applause of feet.
Longfellow.Oliver Basselin, Verse 7.