|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|The Whigs are all cyphers, and I am the only unit in the cabinet which gives a value to them.|
Fullers Holy War, Book I. Page 16, Chap. x.; Plutarchs Apophthegms, for a saying of Orontes; Bacons Apophthegms, and a note to the saying in Bohns edition of Bacons Essays, Page 175.
|And therefore like a cypher, yet standing in rich place, I must multiply with one,we thank you, many thousands more that go before it.|
Shakespeare.Winters Tale, Act I. Scene 2. (Polixenes.)
|I look upon the Whigs and Dissenters to be exactly of the same political faith.|
Swift.Examiner, No. 40. (Swifts Life by Roscoe.)
|There is hardly a Whig in Ireland who would allow a potato and buttermilk to a reputed Tory.|
Swift.To Dr. Sheridan. (11th Sept., 1725.)
|1. A most fine figure!|
2. To prove you a cypher.
Shakespeare.Loves Labours Lost, Act I. Scene 2.