|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|It has a strange, quick jar upon the ear,|
That cocking of a pistol, when you know
A moment more will bring the sight to bear
Upon your person, twelve yards off or so.
ByronDon Juan. Canto IV. St. 41.
|Some fiery fop, with new commission vain,|
Who sleeps on brambles till he kills his man;
Some frolic drunkard, reeling from a feast,
Provokes a broil, and stabs you for a jest.
Samuel JohnsonLondon. L. 226.