|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy,|
But not expressd in fancy; rich, not gaudy;
For the apparel oft proclaims the man.
Shakespeare.Hamlet, Act I. Scene 3. (Polonius to Laertes.)
|A civil habit oft covers a good man.|
Beaumont and Fletcher.Beggars Bush, Act II. Scene 3.
|A loyal bosom in a garb uncouth.|
Pye.Alfred, Book II. Line 558.
|As the sun breaks through the darkest clouds,|
So honour peereth in the meanest habit.
Shakespeare.Taming of the Shrew, Act IV. Scene 3. (Petruchio to Catherine.)
|Through tatterd clothes small vices do appear;|
Robes and furrd gowns hide all. Plate sin with gold,
And the strong lance of justice hurtless breaks;
Arm it in rags, a pigmys straw doth pierce it.
Shakespeare.King Lear, Act IV. Scene 6. (Lear to Gloster.)
|Marry, come up, sir, with your gentle blood!|
Heres a red stream beneath this coarse blue doublet,
That warms the heart as kindly as if drawn
From the far source of old Assyrian kings.
Scott.Fortunes of Nigel, Chapter XXXI.
|Opinions but a fool, that makes us scan|
The outward habit by the inward man.
Shakespeare.Pericles, Act II. Scene 2. (Simonides to the Lords.)
|How greatest geniuses oft lie concealed.|
Plautus.Captivi, Act I. Scene 2. (Riley.)