|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
| What infinite hearts ease|
Must kings neglect, that private men enjoy?
And what have kings that privates have not too,
Save ceremony, save general ceremony?
Henry V. Act IV. Sc. 1. L. 253.
| What art thou, thou idol ceremony?|
What kind of god art thou, that sufferst more
Of mortal griefs than do thy worshippers?
Henry V. Act IV. Sc. 1. L. 257.
|O ceremony, show me but thy worth!|
What is thy soul of adoration?
Art thou aught else but place, degree, and form,
Creating awe and fear in other men?
Henry V. Act IV. Sc. 1. L. 261.
|When love begins to sicken and decay,|
It useth an enforced ceremony,
There are no tricks in plain and simple faith.
Julius Cæsar. Act IV. Sc. 2. L. 20.
| To feed were best at home;|
From thence the sauce to meat is ceremony;
Meeting were bare without it.
Macbeth. Act III. Sc. 4. L. 36.
| Ceremony was but devised at first|
To set a gloss on faint deeds, hollow welcomes,
Recanting goodness, sorry ere tis shown;
But where there is true friendship, there needs none.
Timon of Athens. Act I. Sc. 2. L. 15.