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


Doubt thou the stars are fire;
Doubt that the sun doth move;
Doubt truth to be a liar;
But never doubt, I love.
Shakespeare.—Hamlet, Act II. Scene 2. (Lines sent by Hamlet to Ophelia.)

He wanted a peg to hang his thoughts upon.
Sir Thomas More.—His Household, Page 17.

Make me to see’t; or, at the least, so prove it,
That the probation bear no hinge, nor loop,
To hang a doubt on: or woe upon thy life!
Shakespeare.—Othello, Act III. Scene 3. (Othello to Iago.)

Never do any thing, concerning the rectitude of which you have a doubt.
Pliny, Jun.—Chap. i. Line 18.