Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.


They are the abstracts, and brief chronicles of the time.
Shakespeare.—Hamlet, Act II. Scene 2. (Hamlet’s direction to see the players well bestowed.)

Brief abstract and record of tedious days.
Shakespeare.—King Richard III., Act IV. Scene 4. (Duchess to Queen Margaret.)