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John Bartlett (1820–1905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.

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Philip Massinger. (1583–1640)
    Some undone widow sits upon mine arm,
And takes away the use of it; 1 and my sword,
Glued to my scabbard with wronged orphans’ tears,
Will not be drawn.
          A New Way to pay Old Debts. Act v. Sc. 1.
    Death hath a thousand doors to let out life. 2
          A Very Woman. Act v. Sc. 4.
    This many-headed monster. 3
          The Roman Actor. Act iii. Sc. 2.
    Grim death. 4
          The Roman Actor. Act iv. Sc. 2.
Thomas Heywood. (1574?–1641)
    The world ’s a theatre, the earth a stage
Which God and Nature do with actors fill. 5
          Apology for Actors (1612).
    I hold he loves me best that calls me Tom.
          Hierarchie of the Blessed Angells.
    Seven cities warred for Homer being dead,
Who living had no roofe to shrowd his head. 6
          Hierarchie of the Blessed Angells.
    Her that ruled the rost in the kitchen. 7
          History of Women (ed. 1624). Page 286.
John Selden. (1584–1654)
    Equity is a roguish thing. For Law we have a measure, know what to trust to; Equity is according to the
Note 1.
See Middleton, Quotation 9. [back]
Note 2.
Death hath so many doors to let out life.—Beaumont and Fletcher: The Custom of the Country, act ii. sc. 2.

The thousand doors that lead to death.—Sir Thomas Browne: Religio Medici, part i. sect. xliv. [back]
Note 3.
See Sir Philip Sidney, Quotation 6. [back]
Note 4.
Grim death, my son and foe.—John Milton: Paradise Lost, book ii. line 804. [back]
Note 5.
See Shakespeare, As You Like It, Quotation 36. [back]
Note 6.
See Burton, Quotation 42. [back]
Note 7.
See Heywood, Quotation 29. [back]