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


Faint heart ne’er won fair lady.
King.—Orpheus and Eurydice, Line 134.

And let us mind faint heart ne’er wan
A lady fair.
Burns.—To Dr. Blacklock.

So play the foolish throngs with one that swoons,
Come all to help him, and stop the air
By which he should revive.
Shakespeare.—Measure for Measure, Act II. Scene 4. (Angelo before his interview with Isabella.)