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

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William Shakespeare. (1564–1616) (continued)
    Out of my lean and low ability
I ’ll lend you something.
          Twelfth Night. Act iii. Sc. 4. 1
    Out of the jaws of death. 2
          Twelfth Night. Act iii. Sc. 4. 3
    As the old hermit of Prague, that never saw pen and ink, very wittily said to a niece of King Gorboduc, That that is, is.
          Twelfth Night. Act iv. Sc. 2.
    Clo. What is the opinion of Pythagoras concerning wild fowl?
Mal. That the soul of our grandam might haply inhabit a bird.
          Twelfth Night. Act iv. Sc. 2.
    Thus the whirligig of time brings in his revenges.
          Twelfth Night. Act v. Sc. 1.
    For the rain it raineth every day.
          Twelfth Night. Act v. Sc. 1.
    They say we are
Almost as like as eggs.
          The Winter’s Tale. Act i. Sc. 2.
    What ’s gone and what ’s past help
Should be past grief.
          The Winter’s Tale. Act iii. Sc. 2.
    A snapper-up of unconsidered trifles.
          The Winter’s Tale. Act iv. Sc. 3. 4
    A merry heart goes all the day,
Your sad tires in a mile-a.
          The Winter’s Tale. Act iv. Sc. 3.
    O Proserpina,
For the flowers now, that frighted thou let’st fall
From Dis’s waggon! daffodils,
That come before the swallow dares, and take
The winds of March with beauty; violets dim,
But sweeter than the lids of Juno’s eyes
Or Cytherea’s breath; pale primroses,
That die unmarried, ere they can behold
Bright Phœbus in his strength,—a malady
Note 1.
Act iii. Sc. 5 in Dyce. [back]
Note 2.
Into the jaws of death.—Alfred Tennyson: The Charge of the Light Brigade, stanza 3.

In the jaws of death.—Du Bartas: Divine Weekes and Workes, second week, first day, part iv. [back]
Note 3.
Act iii. Sc. 5 in Dyce. [back]
Note 4.
Act iv. sc. 2 in Dyce, Knight, Singer, Staunton, and White. [back]