|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Because, sister, your words are knocking out the brains of unfortunate me; you are speaking stones. So Shakespeare says, (above) I will speak daggers to her, but use none; and Aristophanes says in one of his plays, You have spoken roses to me.|
Rileys Plautus.The Aulularia, Act II. Scene 1.
|Lys. He hath rid his prologue like a rough colt; he knows not the stop. It is not enough to speak, but to speak true.|
Hip. Indeed he hath played on his prologue like a child on a recorder; a sound, but not in government.
The. His speech was like a tangled chain; nothing impaired but all disordered.
Shakespeare.Midsummer Nights Dream, Act V. Sc. 1.
|Speaking thick, which nature made his blemish.|
Shakespeare.King Henry IV., Part II. Act II. Scene 3. (Lady Percy to Northumberland.)