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


1.Wast ever in court, shepherd?
2.No, truly.
1.Then thou art d—d. Thou art in a parlous state, shepherd.
Shakespeare.—As You Like It, Act III. Scene 2. (Touchstone to Corin.)

I will make a star-chamber matter of it.
Shakespeare.—Merry Wives of Windsor, Act I. Scene 1. (Shallow to Sir Hugh Evans.)

There is a court above, of the star-chamber,
To punish routs and riots.
Ben Jonson.—Magnetic Lady, Act III. Scene 4. Knight’s Note.