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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Tailor
 
Thou liest, thou thread, thou thimble!
Away thou rag, thou quantity, thou remnant!
        Shakespeare.—Taming of the Shrew, Act IV. Scene 3. (Petruchio to the Tailor.)
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No error near his shop-board lurk’d;
He knew the folks for whom he work’d;
Still to their size he aim’d his skill:
Else, prithee, who would pay his bill?
        Prior.—Alma, Canto I. Line 182.
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Never trust a tailor that does not sing at his work.
        Beaumont and Fletcher.—Knight of the Burning Pestle, Act II. Scene 8.
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