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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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William Shakespeare. (1564–1616) (continued)
 
1101
    So wise so young, they say, do never live long. 1
          King Richard III. Act iii. Sc. 1.
1102
    Off with his head! 2
          King Richard III. Act iii. Sc. 4.
1103
    Lives like a drunken sailor on a mast,
Ready with every nod to tumble down.
          King Richard III. Act iii. Sc. 4.
1104
    Even in the afternoon of her best days.
          King Richard III. Act iii. Sc. 7.
1105
    Thou troublest me; I am not in the vein.
          King Richard III. Act iv. Sc. 2.
1106
    Their lips were four red roses on a stalk.
          King Richard III. Act iv. Sc. 3.
1107
    The sons of Edward sleep in Abraham’s bosom.
          King Richard III. Act iv. Sc. 3.
1108
    Let not the heavens hear these tell-tale women
Rail on the Lord’s anointed.
          King Richard III. Act iv. Sc. 4.
1109
    Tetchy and wayward.
          King Richard III. Act iv. Sc. 4.
1110
    An honest tale speeds best, being plainly told.
          King Richard III. Act iv. Sc. 4.
1111
    Thus far into the bowels of the land
Have we marched on without impediment.
          King Richard III. Act v. Sc. 2.
1112
    True hope is swift, and flies with swallow’s wings;
Kings it makes gods, and meaner creatures kings.
          King Richard III. Act v. Sc. 2.
1113
    The king’s name is a tower of strength.
          King Richard III. Act v. Sc. 3.
1114
    Give me another horse: bind up my wounds.
          King Richard III. Act v. Sc. 3.
1115
    O coward conscience, how dost thou afflict me!
          King Richard III. Act v. Sc. 3.
1116
    My conscience hath a thousand several tongues,
And every tongue brings in a several tale,
And every tale condemns me for a villain.
          King Richard III. Act v. Sc. 3.
1117
    The early village cock
Hath twice done salutation to the morn.
          King Richard III. Act v. Sc. 3.
1118
    By the apostle Paul, shadows to-night
Have struck more terror to the soul of Richard
Than can the substance of ten thousand soldiers.
          King Richard III. Act v. Sc. 3.
 
Note 1.
A little too wise, they say, do ne’er live long.—Thomas Middleton: The Phœnix, act i. sc. 1. [back]
Note 2.
Off with his head! so much for Buckingham!—Colley Cibber: Richard III. (altered), act iv. sc. 3. [back]
 

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