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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
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I’ll read you matter deep and dangerous.
        Shakespeare.—King Henry IV., Part I. Act I. Scene 3.
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Why, you whoreson round man! What’s the matter?
        Shakespeare.—King Henry IV., Part I. Act II. Scene 4. (The Prince to Falstaff.)
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1.  What’s the matter, Furnish?
2.  Nothing, sir; nothing’s the matter.
        Murphy.—The Way to Keep Him, Act II. Scene 1.
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        What’s the matter?
Why, murder’s the matter! Slaughter’s the matter!
Killing’s the matter!—But he can tell you the perpendiculars.
        Sheridan.—The Rivals, Act V. Scene 1.
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Why, how you stand, girl! you have no more feeling than one of the Derbyshire putrefactions.
        Sheridan.—The Rivals, Act V. Scene 1.
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