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


A beggar begs that never begged before.
Shakespeare.—King Richard II., Act V. Scene 3. (The Duchess to Bolingbroke.)

Moody beggars, starving for a time
Of pell-mell havock and confusion.
Shakespeare.—King Henry IV., Part I. Act V. Scene 1. (The King to Warwick.)

“I am unable,” yonder beggar cries,
“To stand or move.” If he says true, he lies.
Dr. Donne.—Epigram.

When king Cophetua lov’d the beggar-maid.
Shakespeare.—Romeo and Juliet, Act II. Scene 1. (Mercutio to Benvolio.)