|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Twas strange, twas passing strange,|
Twas pitiful; twas wonderous pitiful;
She wishd she had not heard it.
Shakespeare.Othello, Act I. Scene 3. (The Moors defence before the Senate.)
|But tis strange:|
And oftentimes to win us to our harm,
The instruments of darkness tell us truths;
Win us with honest trifles, to betray us
In deepest consequence.
Shakespeare.Macbeth, Act I. Scene 3. (Banquo to Macbeth.)