|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|It is certain that either wise bearing, or ignorant carriage, is caught as men take diseases, one of another; therefore, let men take heed of their company.|
Shakespeare.King Henry IV., Part II. Act V. Scene 1. (Falstaff solus.)
| Get thee gone;|
I see thou art not for my company.
Shakespeare.Titus Andronicus, Act III. Scene 2. (Titus to Marcus.)
|Is all our company here?|
Shakespeare.Midsummer Nights Dream, Act I. Scene 2. (Quince to Bottom.)
|I thank you for your company; but, good faith, I had as lief have been myself alone.|
Shakespeare.As You Like It, Act III. Scene 2. (Jaques to Orlando.)
|Catius is ever moral, ever grave,|
Thinks who endures a knave, is next a knave,
Save just at dinnerthen prefers, no doubt,
A rogue with venison, to a saint without.
Pope.Moral Essays, Epi. I. To Temple, Line 77.
|Preferring, with a soul as black as soot,|
A rogue on horseback to a saint on foot.
Wolcot.The Lousiad, Canto I.
|A pleasant companion is as good as a coach.|
Swift.The Tripos, Act III. (Jucundus comes est pro vehiculo.)
|Company, villanous company, hath been the spoil of me.|
Shakespeare.King Henry IV., Part I. Act III. Scene 3. (Falstaff to Bardolph.)