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


  • In cases of defence, ’tis best to weigh
  • The enemy more mighty than he seems;
  • So the proportions of defence are fill’d;
  • Which of a weak and niggardly projection
  • Doth, like a miser, spoil his coat with scanting a little cloth.
  • Shakespeare.