|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|To form a sigh, or to contrive a tear.|
Shenstone.Elegy I. Verse 7.
|Implores the passing tribute of a sigh.|
Gray.Elegy in a Churchyard, Verse 20.
|A plague of sighing and grief! it blows a man up like a bladder.|
Shakespeare.King Henry IV., Part I. Act II. Scene 4. (Falstaff to the Prince.)
|Sigh no more, ladiessigh no more;|
Men were deceivers ever;
One foot in sea, and one on shore;
To one thing constant never.
Shakespeare.Much Ado About Nothing, Act II. Scene 3. (Balthasars Song.)
|There was a sigh to blow a church down.|
Beaumont and Fletcher.The Humorous Lieutenant, Act I. Scene 3.
|When the sighs of the people were heard in heaven.|
Ecce Homo.Chap. III. (Parker.)