|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Then he will talkgood gods, how he will talk!|
Lee.Alexander the Great, Act I. Scene 1. (Statira to Sysigambis and Paristatis.)
| In the after dinner talk,|
Across the walnuts and the wine.
Tennyson.The Millers Daughter, Verse 4, last Lines.
|But far more numerous was the herd of such,|
Who think too little, and who talk too much.
Dryden.Absalom and Achitophel, Part I. Line 533.
|Consider, Im a peer of the realm, and I shall die if I dont talk.|
Reynolds.The Dramatist, Act II. Scene 2.
|Talkers are no good doers.|
Shakespeare.King Richard III., Act I. Scene 3. (A Murderer to Richard.)
|The talkative listen to no one, for they are ever speaking. And the first evil that attends those who know not to be silent is, that they hear nothing.|
Plutarch.De Garrulitate, Ch. I.
| Be checkd for silence,|
But never taxd for speech.
Shakespeare.Alls Well that Ends Well, Act I. Scene 1. (Countess Rousillon to Bertram.)
|If I chance to talk a little wild, forgive me;|
I had it from my father.
Shakespeare.King Henry VIII., Act I. Scene 4. (Lord Sands to Anne Bullen and another Lady.)
|Ill talk a word with this same learned Theban:|
What is your study?
Shakespeare.King Lear, Act III. Scene 4. (The King to Kent.)
|Talking and eloquence are not the same; to speak and to speak well, are two things.|