|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|He talks to me that never had a son.|
Shakespeare.King John, Act III. Scene 4. (Constance, the mother of Arthur, talking of Pandulph the Popes legate.)
|Upon my head they placed a fruitless crown,|
And put a barren sceptre in my gripe,
Thence to be wrenchd, with an unlineal hand,
No son of mine succeeding.
Shakespeare.Macbeth, Act III. Scene 1. (The Kings fears of Banquo and his issue.)