|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|Oh! St. Patrick was a gentleman,|
Who came of decent people.
Henry BennettSt. Patrick was a Gentleman.
| Of the offspring of the gentilman Jafeth come Habraham, Moyses, Aron, and the profettys; also the Kyng of the right lyne of Mary, of whom that gentilman Jhesus was borne.|
Juliana BernersHeraldic Blazonry.
|Tho modest, on his unembarrassd brow|
Nature had writtenGentleman.
ByronDon Juan. Canto IX. St. 83.
| I was neer so thrummed since I was a gentleman.|
Thomas DekkerThe Honest Whore. Pt. I. Act IV. Sc. 2.
| The best of men|
That eer wore earth about him was a sufferer;
A soft, meek, patient, humble, tranquil spirit,
The first true gentleman that ever breathed.
Thomas DekkerThe Honest Whore. Pt. I. Act I. Sc. 2.
|His tribe were God Almightys gentlemen.|
DrydenAbsalom and Achitophel. Pt. I. L. 645.
| A gentleman I could never make him, though I could make him a lord.|
James I, to his old nurse, who begged him to make her son a gentleman.
| My master hath been an honourable gentleman; tricks he hath had in him, which gentlemen have.|
Alls Well That Ends Well. Act V. Sc. 3. L. 238.
|I freely told you, all the wealth I had|
Ran in my veins, I was a gentleman.
Merchant of Venice. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 257.
| A gentleman born, master parson; who writes himself Armigero; in any bill, warrant, quittance, or obligation, Armigero.|
Merry Wives of Windsor. Act I. Sc. 1. L. 9.
| We are gentlemen,|
That neither in our hearts, nor outward eyes
Envy the great, nor do the low despise.
Pericles. Act II. Sc. 3. L. 25.
|Since every Jack became a gentleman,|
Theres many a gentle person made a Jack.
Richard III. Act I. Sc. 3. L. 72.
|An affable and courteous gentleman.|
Taming of the Shrew. Act I. Sc. 2. L. 98.
|I am a gentleman. Ill be sworn thou art;|
Thy tongue, thy face, thy limbs, actions and spirit,
Do give thee five-fold blazon.
Twelfth Night. Act I. Sc. 5. L. 310.
|He is complete in feature, and in mind,|
With all good grace to grace a gentleman.
Two Gentlemen of Verona. Act II. Sc. 4. L. 73.
| You are not like Cerberus, three gentlemen at once, are you?|
R. B. SheridanThe Rivals. Act IV. Sc. 2.
|The gentle minde by gentle deeds is knowne;|
For a man by nothing is so well bewrayed
As by his manners.
SpenserFaerie Queene. Bk. VI. Canto III. St. 1.
|And thus he bore without abuse|
The grand old name of gentleman,
Defamed by every charlatan
And soiled with all ignoble use.
TennysonIn Memoriam. CX. St. 6.