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


A little water clears us of this deed.
Shakespeare.—Macbeth, Act II. Scene 2. (Lady Macbeth to her Husband.)

A deed without a name.
Shakespeare.—Macbeth, Act IV. Scene 1. (Answer of the Witches to Macbeth.)

How oft the sight of means to do ill deeds
Makes ill deeds done.
Shakespeare.—King John, Act IV. Scene 2. (The King to Hubert.)

A bloody deed: almost as bad, good mother,
As kill a king, and marry with his brother.
Shakespeare.—Hamlet, Act III. Scene 4. (To his Mother.)