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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Hangman
 
The sleeping hangman ties the fatal noose,
Nor unsuccessful waits for dead men’s shoes.
        Swift.—On Dreams.
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        For obtaining suits: whereof
The hangman hath no lean wardrobe.
        Shakespeare.—King Henry IV., Part I. Act I. Scene 2. (Falstaff to the Prince.)
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