|John Bartlett, comp. (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|William Shakespeare. (1564-1616)|
|Titus Andronicus. |
| Sweet mercy is nobilitys true badge.|
| Titus Andronicus. Act i. Sc. 2.|
| She is a woman, therefore may be wood;|
She is a woman, therefore may be won;
She is Lavinia, therefore must be loved.
What, man! more water glideth by the mill
Than wots the miller of; 1 and easy it is
Of a cut loaf to steal a shive.
| Titus Andronicus. Act ii. Sc. 1.|
| The eagle suffers little birds to sing.|
| Titus Andronicus. Act iv. Sc. 4.|