|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Widows are a study you will never be any proficient in.|
Fielding.Love in Several Masques, Act IV. Scene 9.
|And, widow, as I say, be your own friend;|
Your husband left you wealthy, ay, and wise;
Continue so, sweet duck, continue so.
Beaumont and Fletcher.The Scornful Lady, Act I. Scene 3.
Presents her weed, well fancied, at the ball,
And raffles for the deaths-head on the ring.
Dr. Young.Night V. Line 581.
|A deaths face in a ring.|
Shakespeare.Loves Labours Lost, Act V. Scene 2. (Biron to Dumain.)