|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
| Ne sait on pas où viennent ces gondoles Parisiennes?|
Does anyone know where these gondolas of Paris came from?
BalzacPhysiologie du Mariage. (1827). N. Q. S. 5. IV. 499. V. 195.
|Go, call a coach, and let a coach be called;|
And let the man who calleth be the caller;
And in the calling, let him nothing call,
But coach! coach! coach! O for a coach, ye gods!
Henry CareyChrononhotonthologos. Act II. Sc. 4. L. 46.
|The gondola of London [a hansom].|
DisraeliLothair. Ch. XXVII. H. Schutz Wilson in Three Paths, claims to have originated the phrase. (1759).
|Our chariots and our horsemen be in readiness.|
Cymbeline. Act III. Sc. 5. L. 23.
|Come, my coach! Good-night, ladies.|
Hamlet. Act IV. Sc. 5. L. 72.
|Many carriages he hath dispatched.|
King John. Act V. Sc. 7. L. 90.
|When I am in my coach, which stays for us|
At the park gate.
Merchant of Venice. Act III. Sc. 4. L. 82.
|There beauty half her glory veils,|
In cabs, those gondolas on wheels.
Said to be taken from May Fair, a satire pub. 1827.