|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Beside, tis known he could speak Greek,|
As naturally as pigs squeak.
Butler.Hudibras, Part I. Canto I. Line 51.
|When Greeks joined Greeks, then was the tug of war.|
Lee.Alexander the Great, Act IV. Scene 2.
|1. Did Cicero say anything?|
2. Ay, he spoke Greek.
1. To what effect?
2. Nay, an I tell you that Ill neer look you i th face again; but those that understood him smiled at one another, and shook their heads; but, for my own part, it was Greek to me.
Shakespeare.Julius Cæsar, Act I. Scene 2. (Cassius and Casca.)
|1. But did you understand em, brother?|
2. I tell you, no. What does that signify? the very sounds a sufficient comfort to an honest man.
Colley Cibber.Love Makes a Man, Act I.
|Old Homer taught us thus to speak;|
If tis not sense, at least tis Greek.
Prior.Alma, Canto III. Line 7.