|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|1. Youll be secret, Thomas?|
2. As a coach-horse.
Sheridan.The Rivals, Act I. Scene 1.
|When I am in danger of bursting, I will go and whisper among the reeds.|
Swift.Letter of the Drapier, No. 7.
| [Alluding no doubt to Chaucers Wife of Bath, Line 6549, where she runs to the marsh and whispereth her secret to the water.]|| 3|
|Know not what you know, and see not what you see.|
Plautus.Miles Glor. Act II. Scene 6. Line 89.
|A secret is seldom safe in more than one breast.|
Swift.Four last years of Queen Anne. (On the Earl of Godolphin.)