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


Let fortune empty her whole quiver on me.
I have a soul that, like an ample shield,
Can take in all, and verge enough for more.
Dryden.—Don Sebastian.

Give me to drink mandragora,
That I might sleep out this great gap of time
My Antony is away.
Shakespeare.—Antony and Cleopatra, Act I. Scene 5. (Cleopatra to her maid, Charmian.)

Give me but what this ribband bound,
Take all the rest the sun goes round.
Waller.—On a Girdle.

Give me an ounce of civet,
Good apothecary; sweeten my imagination.
Shakespeare.—King Lear, Act IV. Scene 6. (Lear on Adultery.)

Give the devil his due.
Shakespeare.—King Henry IV., Part I. Act I. Scene 2. (Hal to Poins.)

I give thee all—I can no more,
Though poor the offering be;
My heart and lute are all the store
That I can bring to thee.
Tom Moore.—My Heart and Lute, in Longman’s edition, 1853, Vol. V. Page 195, said to have been corrected by himself. Others say the lines are not Moore’s, but are a part of the first Page’s song in Lodoiska, Act III. Scene 1, and that the author is John Kemble.

Give me that man
That is not passion’s slave, and I will wear him
In my heart’s core, ay, in my heart of hearts,
As I do thee.
Shakespeare.—Hamlet, Act III. Scene 2. (To Horatio before the play begins.)

Nobody loved me. I felt it to my heart of hearts.
Bulwer Lytton.—Devereux, Book I. Chap. 3.