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


Can ready compliments supply,
On all occasions cut and dry.
Swift.—Furniture of Woman’s Mind.

Jokes of all kinds, ready cut and dry.
Microcosm.—Vol. I. No. VIII. Page 68.

According to her cloth she cut her coat.
Dryden.—Cock and the Fox.

This was the most unkindest cut of all.
Shakespeare.—Julius Cæsar, Act III. Scene 2. (Antony to the Citizens.)