|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Give every man thine ear, but few thy voice:|
Take each mans censure, but reserve thy judgment.
Shakespeare.Hamlet, Act I. Scene 3. (Polonius to Laertes.)
| Bosom up my counsel,|
Youll find it wholesome.
Shakespeare.King Henry VIII., Act I. Scene 1. (Northumberland to Buckingham.)
|One ear it heard, at the other out it went.|
Chaucer.Troilus and Cressida, Book IV. Line 35.
|Make not my ear a stranger to thy thoughts.|
Addison.Cato, Act II.
|For these two years hath the famine been in the land; and yet there are five years, in which there shall neither be earing nor harvest.|
Genesis, Chap. xlv. Ver. 6.
|The oxen likewise, and the young asses that ear the ground, shall eat clean provender.|
Isaiah, Chap. xxx. Ver. 24.
|I have, God wot, a largë field to ear;|
And weakë be the oxen in my plough.
Chaucer.The Knights Tale, Line 888.
|He that ears my land spares my team, and gives me leave to in the crop.|
Shakespeare.Alls Well that Ends Well, Act I. Scene 3. (Clown to the Countess.)
| Let them go|
To ear the land that hath some hope to grow,
For I have none.
Shakespeare.King Richard II., Act III. Scene 2. (The King to Aumerle.)