C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.


  • Give me good proofs of what you have alleged:
  • ’Tis not enough to say—in such a bush
  • There lies a thief—in such a cave a beast;
  • But you must show him to me ere I shoot,
  • Else I may kill one of my straggling sheep.
  • Shakespeare.

  • To vouch this is no proof
  • Without more certain and more overt tests
  • Than these thin habits and poor likelihoods
  • Of modern seeming do prefer against him.
  • Shakespeare.