Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.


The elder of them, being put to nurse,
Was by a beggar-woman stolen away;
And, ignorant of his birth and parentage,
Became a bricklayer when he came to age.
Henry VI. Pt. II. Act IV. Sc. 2. L. 150.

Sir, he made a chimney in my father’s house, and the bricks are alive at this day to testify it.
Henry VI. Pt. II. Act IV. Sc. 2. L. 156.

The crowded line of masons with trowels in their right hands, rapidly laying the long sidewall,
The flexible rise and fall of backs, the continual click of the trowels striking the bricks,
The bricks, one after another, each laid so workmanlike in its place, and set with a knock of the trowel-handle.
Walt Whitman—Song of the Broad-Axe. Pt. III. St. 4.