|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Quoth Hudibras, Friend Ralph, thou hast|
Outrun the constable at last.
Butler.Hudibras, Part I. Canto III. Line 1367.
|Who thinks you the most desartless man to be a constable?|
Shakespeare.Much Ado About Nothing, Act III. Scene 3. (Dogberry to 1st Watch.)
|You are thought here to be the most senseless and fit man for the constable of the watch; therefore bear you the lantern.|
Shakespeare.Much Ado About Nothing, Act III. Scene 3. (Dogberry to 2nd Watch.)
|What does this fellow of a constable mean by interrupting our play?|
Fielding.The Authors Farce, Act III. Scene 1.