John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.
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What you are pleased to call your mind.
A solicitor, after hearing Lord Westburys opinion, ventured to say that he had turned the matter over in his mind, and thought that something might be said on the other side; to which he replied, Then sir, you will turn it over once more in what you are pleased to call your mind.Nash: Life of Lord Westbury, vol. ii. 292. 10464
When in doubt, win the trick.
Hoyle: Twenty-four Rules for Learners, Rule 12. 10465
Wisdom of many and the wit of one.
A definition of a proverb which Lord John Russell gave one morning at breakfast at MardocksOne mans wit, and all mens wisdom. Memoirs of Mackintosh, vol. ii. p. 473. 10466
Wooden walls of England.
The credite of the Realme, by defending the same with our Wodden Walles, as Themistocles called the Ship of Athens. Preface to the English translation of Linschoten (London). 10467
But me no buts.
Henry Fielding: Rape upon Rape, act ii. sc. 2. Aaron Hill: Snake in the Grass, sc. 1. 10468
Cause me no causes.
Philip Massinger: A New Way to Pay Old Debts, act i. sc. 3. 10469
Clerk me no clerks.
Sir Walter Scott: Ivanhoe, chap. xx. 10470
Diamond me no diamonds! prize me no prizes!
Alfred Tennyson: Idylls of the King. Elaine. 10471
End me no ends.
Philip Massinger: A New Way to Pay Old Debts, act v. sc. 1. 10472
Fool me no fools.
Bulwer: Last Days of Pompeii, book iii. chap. vi. 10473
Front me no fronts.
Ford: The Ladys Trial, act ii. sc. 1.