|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
| In life it is difficult to say who do you the most mischief, enemies with the worst intentions, or friends with the best.|
Bulwer-LyttonWhat Will He Do With It? Bk. III. Heading to Ch. XVII.
|What plaguy mischief and mishaps|
Do dog him still with after claps!
ButlerHudibras. Pt. I. Canto III. L. 3.
| Let them call it mischief:|
When it is past and prospered twill be virtue.
Ben JonsonCatiline. Act III. Sc. 3.
|When to mischief mortals bend their will,|
How soon they find it instruments of ill.
PopeRape of the Lock. Canto III. St. 125.
|Now let it work: Mischief, thou art afoot,|
Take thou what course thou wilt.
Julius Cæsar. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 265.
|To mourn a mischief that is past and gone|
Is the next way to draw new mischief on.
Othello. Act I. Sc. 3. L. 204.
| O mischief, thou art swift|
To enter in the thoughts of desperate men!
Romeo and Juliet. Act V. Sc. 1. L. 35.