|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|In my school-days, when I had lost one shaft,|
I shot his fellow of the self-same flight,
The self-same way, with more advised watch,
To find the other forth; and by adventuring both
I oft found both.
Shakespeare.Merchant of Venice, Act I. Scene 1. (Bassanio to Antonio.)
|O! many a shaft, at random sent,|
Finds mark the archer little meant!
And many a word, at random spoken,
May soothe or wound a heart thats broken!
Scott.Lord of the Isles, Canto V. Verse 18.
|Tis a word thats quickly spoken,|
Which, being restraind, a heart is broken.
Beaumont and Fletcher.The Spanish Curate, Act II. Scene 5.
|Who for the poor renown of being smart,|
Would leave a sting within a brothers heart.
Dr. Young.Satire II. Line 113.