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


  • When the fox hath once got in his nose,
  • He’ll soon find means to make the body follow.
  • Shakespeare.

  • For he
  • That sows in craft does reap in jealousy.
  • Middleton.

  • That for ways that are dark
  • And for tricks that are vain,
  • The heathen Chinee is peculiar.
  • Bret Harte.

  • This is the fruit of craft:
  • Like him that shoots up high, looks for the shaft,
  • And finds it in his forehead.
  • Middleton.