|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|A bankrout, a prodigal, who dare scarce show his head on the Rialto.|
Shakespeare.Merchant of Venice, Act III. Scene 1. (Shylock to Salarino.)
|Bankrupt of life, yet prodigal of ease.|
Dryden.Absalom and Achitophel.
| What a bankrupt am I made|
Of a full stock of blessings!
Ford.Perkin Warbeck, Act III. Scene 2.