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


An eye like Mars, to threaten or command.
Shakespeare.—Hamlet, Act III. Scene 4. (Hamlet to his Mother.)

There lies more peril in thine eye
Than twenty of their swords.
Shakespeare.—Romeo and Juliet, Act II. Scene 2. (To Juliet.)

Eyes, look your last!
Arms, take your last embrace!
Shakespeare.—Romeo and Juliet, Act V. Scene 3. (Romeo just before taking the poison.)

Her eye’s dark charm ’twere vain to tell,
But gaze on that of the gazelle,
It will assist thy fancy well.
Byron.—The Giaour, Line 485.

I have a good eye, uncle; I can see a church by daylight.
Shakespeare.—Much Ado About Nothing, Act II. Scene 1.

The tuneful voice, the eye that spoke the mind,
Are gone, nor leave a single trace behind.
Lloyd.—The Actor.

She has an eye that could speak, though her tongue were silent.
Aaron Hill.—Snake in the Grass, Scene 1.

Her eye in silence hath a speech
Which eye best understands.
Southwell.—Love’s Servile Lot.