|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|All may do what has by man been done.|
Dr. Young.Night VI. Line 606, and ante 23. Ante 26, Title Be.
|Hast thou begun an act? neer then give oer;|
No man despairs to do whats done before.
Herrick.Hesperides, Aphorism, No. 142.
|If it were done when tis done, then twere well|
It were done quickly: If the assassination
Could trammel up the consequence, and catch,
With his surcease, success; that but this blow
Might be the be-all and the end-all, here,
But here, upon this bank and shoal of time,
Wed jump the life to come.But in these cases,
We still have judgment here; that we but teach
Bloody instructions, which, being taught, return
To plague the inventor: This even-handed justice
Commends the ingredients of our poisond chalice
To our own lips.Hes here in double trust:
First, as I am his kinsman and his subject,
Strong both against the deed; then, as his host,
Who should against his murtherer shut the door,
Not bear the knife myself.
Shakespeare.Macbeth, Act I. Scene 7. (Solus.)
|Devise not evil against thy neighbour, seeing he dwelleth securely by thee.|
Solomon.Proverbs, Chap. iii. Ver. 29.