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


Let it be booked with the rest of this day’s deeds, or, I swear, I will have it in a particular ballad else, with mine own picture on the top of it.
Shakespeare.—King Henry IV., Part II. Act IV. Scene 3. (Falstaff to Prince John on having taken Coleville prisoner.)

They have not done me justice; but never mind, I’ll have a gazette of my own.
Lord Nelson.—See his Life.

[A gazet, says Coryat, page 286, “is almost a penny; whereof ten make a livre, that is, ninepence.” Newspapers being originally sold for that piece of money, acquired their present name of Gazettes. See Junius’s Etymol. voce Gazette.
Dodsley.—Note to the Antiquary, in Vol. X. Part 64, of his collection of Old Plays. Whalley says, a Gazette is a small Venetian coin, worth about three farthings. Gifford’s ed. of Ben Jonson’s Plays, Vol. III. Volpone, Page 217.]