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


Be not a figure among cyphers.
Maunder’s Treasury of Knowledge, Page 638. Ed. 1859.

Here’s another of your cyphers to fill up the number:
Oh brave old ape in a silken coat!
Ford.—’Tis Pity, Act I.

1.A most fine figure!
2.To prove you a cypher.
Shakespeare.—Love’s Labour’s Lost, Act I. Scene 2.