|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Were I like thee, Id throw myself away.|
Shakespeare.Timon of Athens, Act IV. Scene 3. (Timon to Apemantus.)
|It was not my fault, Major Bridgenorth;|
How could I help it? like will to like
The boy would comeThe girl would see him.
Scott.Peveril of the Peak, Chap. XIV.
|Like will to like; each creature loves his kind,|
Chaste words proceed still from a bashful mind.
Herrick.Hesperides, Aphorisms, 293.
|Theres not a man among them but must please,|
Since they are like each other as are peas.
Swift.Horace, Book I. Epi. 5.
|As like as milk is to milk.|
Riley.Plautus, The Bacchides, Act I. Scene 2.
|As cherry is to cherry.|
Shakespeare.King Henry VIII., Act V. Scene 1. (Lady to King Henry.)
|Almost as like as eggs.|
Shakespeare.Winters Tale, Act I. Scene 2. (Leontes to Mamillius.)
|F loves the senate, Hockleyhole his brother,|
Like in all else as one egg to another.
Pope.Satire to Fortescue, Book I. Line 49.
|Like Niobe, all tears.|
Shakespeare.Hamlet, Act I. Scene 2. (After his interview with the King, Queen, and Lords.)
|No more like my father|
Than I to Hercules.
Shakespeare.Hamlet, Act I. Scene 2. (The same Soliloquy.)
|Very like a whale.|
Shakespeare.Hamlet, Act III. Scene 2. (To Polonius.)
|But simpering, mild, and innocent,|
As angels on a monument.
|All flesh consorteth according to kind, and a man will cleave to his like.|
Ecclesiasticus.Chap. xiii. Ver. 16.
|The birds will resort unto their like.|
Ecclesiasticus.Chap. xxvii. Ver. 9.
|Cicada is dear to cicada, and ant to ant, and hawks to hawks.|
Banks Theocritus.Idyll IX. Page 52.