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


A beast that wants discourse of reason.
Shakespeare.—Hamlet, Act I. Scene 2. (On his mother’s marriage to his uncle.)

Here comes a pair of very strange beasts, which in all tongues are called fools.
Shakespeare.—As You Like It, Act V. Scene 4. (Jaques to Orlando.)