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


I must have liberty
Withal, as large a charter as the wind,
To blow on whom I please.
Shakespeare.—As You Like It, Act II. Scene 7. (Jaques to Duke S.)

When he speaks,
The air, a charter’d libertine, is still.
Shakespeare.—King Henry V., Act I. Scene 1. (Canterbury to Eliza.)