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


I would applaud thee to the very echo
That should applaud again.
Shakespeare.—Macbeth, Act V. Scene 3. (Macbeth to the Doctor.)

APPLAUSE.—The applause of a single human being is of great consequence.
Dr. Johnson, 1780 (Boswell).

So was that which
From the Alehouse and the inn
Opening on the narrow street,
Came the loud convivial din,
Singing and applause of feet.
Longfellow.—Oliver Basselin, Verse 7.