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


Every dog must have his day.
Swift.—Whig and Tory.

Dogs, ye have had your day.
Pope.—The Odyssey, Book XXII. Line 41.

Let Hercules himself do what he may,
The cat will mew, and dog will have his day.
Shakespeare.—Hamlet, Act V. Scene 1. (The Prince to his Uncle.)

I had rather be a dog, and bay the moon.
Shakespeare.—Julius Cæsar, Act IV. Scene 3. (Brutus to Cassius.)

Nor dare they bark, though much provoked at her refulgent visage.
Swift.—Battle of the Books. (Episode of Bentley and Wotton.)

Doth the moon care for the barking of a dog?
Burton.—Anat. of Mel., Part II. Sect. III. Mem. 7.

I am his Highness’s dog at Kew!
Pray tell me, sir, whose dog are you?
Pope.—On the Collar of a Dog he gave to the Prince.

The watch-dog’s voice that bay’d the whispering wind,
And the loud laugh that spoke the vacant mind.
Goldsmith.—Deserted Village, Line 121.

Thou dog in forehead, but in heart a deer.
Homer.—The Iliad, Book I. Line 298. (Pope.)

Having the countenance of a dog, but heart of a stag.
Homer.—The Iliad, Book I. (Riley’s translat.), Page 9.