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


O, father Abraham, what these Christians are,
Whose own hard dealings teaches them suspect
The thoughts of others.
Shakespeare.—Merchant of Venice, Act I. Scene 3. (Shylock to Antonio and Bassanio.)

The disciples were called Christians first at Antioch.
The Acts, Chap. xi. Ver. 26.

I am sure she is a good Christian, and, which is almost as rare, a good woman.
Swift.—To Pope, 30th Oct., 1727.