|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|A cat may look at a king.|
Title of a Pamphlet. (Published 1652).
|Lauk! what a monstrous tail our cat has got!|
Henry CareyThe Dragon of Wantley. Act II. Sc. 1.
| Mrs. Crupp had indignantly assured him that there wasnt room to swing a cat there; but as Mr. Dick justly observed to me, sitting down on the foot of the bed, nursing his leg. You know, Trotwood, I dont want to swing a cat. I never do swing a cat. Therefore what does that signify to me!|
DickensDavid Copperfield. Vol. II. Ch. VI.
|Confound the cats! All catsalway|
Cats of all colours, black, white, grey;
By night a nuisance and by day
Confound the cats!
Orlando Thos. DobbinA Dithyramb on Cats.
|The Cat in Gloves catches no Mice.|
Benj. FranklinPoor Richards Almanac.
|The cat would eat fish, and would not wet her feet.|
HeywoodProverbs. Pt. I. Ch. XI.
| It has been the providence of nature to give this creature nine lives instead of one.|