|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
Of entrance to a quarrel; but, being in,
Bear t that the opposed may beware of thee.
Shakespeare.Hamlet, Act I. Scene 3. (Polonius to Laertes.)
|How irksome is this music to my heart!|
When such strings jar, what hope of harmony?
Shakespeare.King Henry VI., Part II. Act II. Scene 1. (The King to his Lords.)
|What stronger breastplate than a heart untainted!|
Thrice is he armd that hath his quarrel just;
And he but naked, though lockd up in steel,
Whose conscience with injustice is corrupted.
Shakespeare.King Henry VI., Part II. Act III. Scene 2. (The King after Duke Humphreys death.)
|Love-quarrels oft in pleasing concord end,|
Not wedlock-treachery endangering life.
|Thy head is as full of quarrels as an egg is full of meat.|
Shakespeare.Romeo and Juliet, Act III. Scene 1. (Mercutio to Benvolio.)
|Those who in quarrels interpose,|
Must often wipe a bloody nose.
|Put we our quarrel to the will of Heaven,|
Who, when he sees the hours ripe on earth,
Will rain hot vengeance on offenders heads.
Shakespeare.Richard II., Act I. Scene 2. (Gaunt to the Duchess of Gloster.)
|The quarrel is a very pretty quarrel as it stands; we should only spoil it by trying to explain it.|
Sheridan.The Rivals, Act IV. Scene 3.