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

Philip Massinger 1583-1640 John Bartlett

    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.
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]