|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Five acts are just the measure of a play.|
Roscommon.Horaces Art of Poetry.
| The plays the thing,|
Wherein Ill catch the conscience of the king.
Shakespeare.Hamlet, Act II. Scene 2. (His reflections on the players and himself.)
|Plays are the mirrors of life.|
Bulwer Lytton.Devereux, Book [?]. Chap. X.
|With his romances, and his dd plays, and his Odyssey, Popes, and a parcel of fellows not worth a groat.|
Murphy.The Apprentice, Act I.