|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Twas not enough|
By subtle fraud to snatch a single life;
Puny impiety! whole kingdoms fell
To sate the lust of power: more horrid still,
The foulest stain and scandal of our nature,
Became its boast. One murder made a villain;
Millions a hero.
Dr. Porteus.Poem on Death.
|One to destroy is murder by the law,|
And gibbets keep the lifted hand in awe;
To murder thousands takes a specious name,
Wars glorious art, and gives immortal fame.
Dr. Young.Love of Fame, Satire VII. Line 55.
|Laid schemes for death, to slaughter turnd his heart,|
And fitted murder to the rules of Art.
Tickell.On the Prospect of Peace.
|Murder may pass unpunishd for a time,|
But tardy justice will oertake the crime.
Dryden.The Cock and Fox.
|Foul deeds will rise,|
Though all the earth oerwhelm them, to mens eyes.
Shakespeare.Hamlet, Act I. Scene 2. (After hearing of his Fathers ghost.)
|For murther, though it have no tongue, will speak|
With most miraculous organ.
Shakespeare.Hamlet, Act II. Scene 2. (Chiding himself for his apathy.)
|Murder will outthat see we day by day.|
Chaucer.The Nuns Priests Tale, Line 15,058.
|Murther most foul, as in the best it is.|
Shakespeare.Hamlet, Act I. Scene 5. (His Fathers ghost to him.)
|Tis of all vices the most contrary|
To every virtue, and humanity;
For they intend the pleasure and delight,
But this the dissolution of nature.
Shackerly.Marmion: Antiquary, Act III.