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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
What
 
He knew what’s what, and that’s as high
As metaphysic wit can fly.
        Butler.—Hudibras, Part I. Canto 1. Line 149.
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Let ev’ry man enjoy his whim;
What’s he to me, or I to him?
        Churchill.—The Ghost, Book IV.
  2
What will Mrs. Grundy say?
        Morton.—Speed the Plough, Act I. Scene 1.
  3
What’s done cannot be undone.
        Shakespeare.—Macbeth, Act V. Scene 1. (Lady Macbeth walking and talking in her sleep.)
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        Things without all remedy
Should be without regard; what’s done is done.
        Shakespeare.—Macbeth, Act III. Scene 2. (Lady Macbeth to her husband.)
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What’s done cannot be now amended.
        Shakespeare.—King Richard III., Act IV. Scene 4. (To Queen Elizabeth.)
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An evil done is past all cure.
        Homer.—The Iliad, Book IX, Line 294. (Earl Derby.)
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What’s Hecuba to him, or he to Hecuba?
        Shakespeare.—Hamlet, Act II. Scene 2. (After his interview with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern.)
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        What’s there in a name;
Propensity to vice in both the same.
        Churchill.—The Farewell.
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What’s in a name? that which we call a rose,
By any other name would smell as sweet.
        Shakespeare.—Romeo and Juliet, Act II. Scene 2. (Juliet to Romeo.)
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Who hath not own’d with rapture-smitten frame,
The power of grace, the magic of a name?
        Campbell.—The Pleasures of Hope, Part II.
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She was—but words would fail to tell thee what:
Think what a woman should be, and she was that.
        Anonymous.
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But wouldst thou know what’s heav’n? I’ll tell thee what:
Think what thou canst not think, and Heaven is that.
        Quarles.—Book V. Epig. XIV.
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