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


He loved his friends (forgive this gushing tear;
Alas! I feel I am no actor here.)
Lyttleton.—Prologue to Thomson’s Coriolanus.

As in a theatre, the eyes of men,
After a well-graced actor leaves the stage,
Are idly bent on him that enters next,
Thinking his prattle to be tedious;
Even so, or with much more contempt, men’s eyes
Did scowl on Richard; no man cried, God save him!
Shakespeare.—King Richard II., Act V. Scene 2. (York to his Duchess.)