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


Fast bind, fast find.
Churchill.—The Ghost, Book IV.

Fast bind, fast find;
A proverb never stale in thrifty mind.
Shakespeare.—Merchant of Venice, Act II. Scene 5. (Shylock.)

As Tammie glowr’d, amazed and curious,
The mirth and fun grew fast and furious.
Burns.—Tam O’Shanter, Line 143.