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


A bankrout, a prodigal, who dare scarce show his head on the Rialto.
Shakespeare.—Merchant of Venice, Act III. Scene 1. (Shylock to Salarino.)

Bankrupt of life, yet prodigal of ease.
Dryden.—Absalom and Achitophel.

What a bankrupt am I made
Of a full stock of blessings!
Ford.—Perkin Warbeck, Act III. Scene 2.