|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|How many cowards wear yet upon their chins|
The beards of Hercules and frowning Mars!
Shakespeare.Merchant of Venice, Act III. Scene 2. (Bassanio to himself.)
| Ambiguous things that ape|
Goats in their visage, women in their shape.
|What a beard hast thou got! thou has got more hair on thy chin than Dobbin my phill-horse has on his tail.|
Shakespeare.Merchant of Venice, Act II. Scene 2. (Gobo to his Son.)
|1. His beard was grizzly? no.|
2. It was, as I have seen it in his life,
A sable silverd.
Shakespeare.Hamlet, Act I. Scene 2. (Hamlet and Horatio.)
|Such a beard as youth gone out|
Had left in ashes.
Tennyson.Idylls of the King, Vivien.
|So much a clown in gait and laugh,|
He wanted but a scrip and staff;
And such a beard as hung in candles
Down to Diogeness sandals,
And planted all his chin thick,
Like him a dirty cynic.
Cawthorne.Birth and Education of Genius.
|A beard like an artichoke, with dry shrivelled jaws.|
Sheridan.The Duenna, Act III. Scene 7.
|His beard as any sow or fox was red,|
And thereto broad, as though it were a spade.
Chaucer.Prol. to the Canterbury Tales, Line 554.
|Preferring sense from chin thats bare,|
To nonsense throned in whiskerd hair.
Green.The Spleen, Line 750.
|And there he lies with a great beard, like a Russian bear upon a drift of snow.|
Congreve.The Double Dealer, Act III. Scene 5.
|Sir, you have the most insinuating manner, but indeed you should get rid of that odious beardone might as well kiss a hedgehog.|
Sheridan.The Duenna, Act II. Scene 2.