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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s 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, ladies—sigh 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. (Balthasar’s 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.)

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