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


Thoughts that would thick my blood.
Shakespeare.—Winter’s Tale, Act I. Scene 2. (Polixenes to Leontes.)

What can ennoble sots, or slaves, or cowards?
Alas! not all the blood of all the Howards.
Pope.—Essay on Man, Epi. IV. Line 215.

What bloody man is that?
Shakespeare.—Macbeth, Act I. Scene 2. (Duncan meeting a bleeding soldier.)

As fall the dews on quenchless sands,
Blood only serves to wash ambition’s hands.
Byron.—Don Juan, Canto IX., Stanza 59.

By the blood of the scratches.
Reynolds.—The Dramatist, Act III. Scene 1.