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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
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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.”
        Riley’s Plautus.—The Aulularia, Act II. Scene 1.
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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 Night’s Dream, Act V. Sc. 1.
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Speaking thick, which nature made his blemish.
        Shakespeare.—King Henry IV., Part II. Act II. Scene 3. (Lady Percy to Northumberland.)
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