|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|To be a well-favourd man is the gift of fortune; but to read and write comes by nature.|
Shakespeare.Much Ado About Nothing, Act III. Scene 3. (Dogberry to second Watchman.)
|Well, for your favour, Sir, why, give God thanks, and make no boast of it; and, for your writing and reading, let that appear when there is no need of such vanity.|
Shakespeare.Much Ado About Nothing, Act III. Scene 3. (Dogberry to Neighbour Seacoal.)
|1. He can write and read, and cast accompt.|
2. O monstrous!
1. We took him setting boys copies.
2. Heres a villain.
Shakespeare.King Henry VI., Part II. Act IV. Scene 2. (Smith and Cade.)
|Matter grows under our hands|
Let no man say, ComeIll write a duodecimo.
Sterne.Tristram Shandy, Vol. V. Chap. XVI.
|I lived to write, and wrote to live.|
Rogers Italy.A Character, Line 16.
|And shame to write what all men blush to read.|
Cotton.To E. W., Line 10.
|Who can write so fast as men run mad?|
Dr. Young.Satire I. last Line.
|Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord.|
St. John.Revelation, chap. xiv. ver. 13.
|Their manner of writing is very peculiar, being neither from the left to the right, like the Europeans; nor from the right to the left, like the Arabians; nor from up to down, like the Chinese; but aslant from one corner of the paper to the other, like ladies in England.|
Swift.Gullivers Voyage to Lilliput, Chap. VI.
|At first one omits writing for a little while, and then one stays a while longer to consider of excuses, and at last it grows desperate, and one does not write at all.|
Swift.To the Rev. Mr. Winder. (Roscoes Ed. of Swift, Vol. II. Page 436.)