|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|1. Wast ever in court, shepherd?|
2. No, truly.
1. Then thou art dd. Thou art in a parlous state, shepherd.
Shakespeare.As You Like It, Act III. Scene 2. (Touchstone to Corin.)
|I will make a star-chamber matter of it.|
Shakespeare.Merry Wives of Windsor, Act I. Scene 1. (Shallow to Sir Hugh Evans.)
|There is a court above, of the star-chamber,|
To punish routs and riots.
Ben Jonson.Magnetic Lady, Act III. Scene 4. Knights Note.