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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Beaumont and Fletcher. (continued)
 
2232
    From the crown of the head to the sole of the foot. 1
          The Honest Man’s Fortune. Act ii. Sc. 2.
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    One foot in the grave. 2
          The Little French Lawyer. Act i. Sc. 1.
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    Go to grass.
          The Little French Lawyer. Act iv. Sc. 7.
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    There is no jesting with edge tools. 3
          The Little French Lawyer. Act iv. Sc. 7.
2236
    Though I say it that should not say it.
          Wit at Several Weapons. Act ii. Sc. 2.
2237
    I name no parties. 4
          Wit at Several Weapons. Act ii. Sc. 3.
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    Whistle, and she ’ll come to you. 5
          Wit Without Money. Act iv. Sc. 4.
2239
    Let the world slide. 6
          Wit Without Money. Act v. Sc. 2.
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    The fit ’s upon me now!
Come quickly, gentle lady;
The fit ’s upon me now.
          Wit Without Money. Act v. Sc. 4.
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    He comes not in my books. 7
          The Widow. Act i. Sc. 1.
2242
    Death hath so many doors to let out life. 8
          The Customs of the Country. Act ii. Sc. 2.
2243
    Of all the paths [that] lead to a woman’s love
Pity ’s the straightest. 9
          The Knight of Malta. Act i. Sc. 1.
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    Nothing can cover his high fame but heaven;
No pyramids set off his memories,
But the eternal substance of his greatness,—
To which I leave him.
          The False One. Act ii. Sc. 1.
 
Note 1.
See Shakespeare, Much Ado about Nothing, Quotation 21. [back]
Note 2.
An old doting fool, with one foot already in the grave.—Plutarch: On the Training of Children. [back]
Note 3.
It is no jesting with edge tools.—The True Tragedy of Richard III. (1594.) [back]
Note 4.
The use of “party” in the sense of “person” occurs in the Book of Common Prayer, More’s “Utopia,” Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, Fuller, and other old English writers. [back]
Note 5.
Whistle, and I ’ll come to ye.—Robert Burns: Whistle, etc. [back]
Note 6.
See Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew, Quotation 2. [back]
Note 7.
See Shakespeare, Much Ado about Nothing, Quotation 6. [back]
Note 8.
See Webster, Quotation 1. [back]
Note 9.
Pity’s akin to love.—Thomas Southerne: Oroonoka, act ii. sc. 1.

Pity swells the tide of love.—Edward Young: Night Thoughts, night iii, line 107. [back]
 

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