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


She’d come again, and with a greedy ear
Devour up my discourse.
Shakespeare.—Othello, Act I. Scene 3. (How he won Desdemona.)

It will discourse most excellent music.
Shakespeare.—Hamlet, Act III. Scene 2. (The Prince to Guildenstern.)

Fresh hints may be given and the ball of the discourse kept up.
Swift.—Intro. To Polite Conversation. (Roscoe’s Edition of his Life, Vol. II. Page 326.)