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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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William Shakespeare. (1564–1616) (continued)
 
415
    It is a familiar beast to man, and signifies love.
          The Merry Wives of Windsor. Act i. Sc. 1.
416
    Seven hundred pounds and possibilities is good gifts.
          The Merry Wives of Windsor. Act i. Sc. 1.
417
    Mine host of the Garter.
          The Merry Wives of Windsor. Act i. Sc. 1.
418
    I had rather than forty shillings I had my Book of Songs and Sonnets here.
          The Merry Wives of Windsor. Act i. Sc. 1.
419
    If there be no great love in the beginning, yet heaven may decrease it upon better acquaintance, when we are married and have more occasion to know one another: I hope, upon familiarity will grow more contempt. 1
          The Merry Wives of Windsor. Act i. Sc. 1.
420
    O base Hungarian wight! wilt thou the spigot wield?
          The Merry Wives of Windsor. Act i. Sc. 3.
421
    “Convey,” the wise it call. “Steal!” foh! a fico for the phrase!
          The Merry Wives of Windsor. Act i. Sc. 3.
422
    Sail like my pinnace to these golden shores.
          The Merry Wives of Windsor. Act i. Sc. 3.
423
    Tester I ’ll have in pouch, when thou shalt lack,
Base Phrygian Turk!
          The Merry Wives of Windsor. Act i. Sc. 3.
424
    Thou art the Mars of malcontents.
          The Merry Wives of Windsor. Act i. Sc. 3.
425
    Here will be an old abusing of God’s patience and the king’s English.
          The Merry Wives of Windsor. Act i. Sc. 4.
426
    We burn daylight.
          The Merry Wives of Windsor. Act ii. Sc. 1.
427
    There ’s the humour of it.
          The Merry Wives of Windsor. Act ii. Sc. 1.
428
    Faith, thou hast some crotchets in thy head now.
          The Merry Wives of Windsor. Act ii. Sc. 1.
429
    Why, then the world ’s mine oyster,
Which I with sword will open.
          The Merry Wives of Windsor. Act ii. Sc. 2.
430
    This is the short and the long of it.
          The Merry Wives of Windsor. Act ii. Sc. 2.
431
    Unless experience be a jewel.
          The Merry Wives of Windsor. Act ii. Sc. 2.
432
    Like a fair house, built on another man’s ground.
          The Merry Wives of Windsor. Act ii. Sc. 2.
433
    We have some salt of our youth in us.
          The Merry Wives of Windsor. Act ii. Sc. 3.
 
Note 1.
Familiarity breeds contempt.—Publius Syrus: Maxim 640. [back]
 

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