|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Rhyme and Reason|
|D. In Reason nothing.|
B. Something then in Rhyme.
Shakespeare.Loves Labours Lost, Act I. Scene 1. (Dumain and Biron.)
|V. How now, sir? what are you reasoning with yourself?|
S. Nay, I was rhyming; tis you that have the reason.
Shakespeare.Two Gentlemen of Verona, Act II. Scene 1. (Valentine to Speed.)
|1. But are you so much in love as your rhymes speak?|
2. Neither rhyme nor reason can express how much.
Shakespeare.As You Like It, Act III. Scene 2. (Rosalind to Orlando.)
|I was promised on a time|
To have reason for my rhime;
From that time until this season
I received nor rhime nor reason.
Spenser.Lines on his Promised Pension.