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


I am very glad of it: I’ll plague him,
I’ll torture him; I am glad of it.
Shakespeare.—Merchant of Venice, Act III. Scene 4. (Shylock to Tubal.)

Gladness in every face express’d,
Their eyes before their tongues confess’d,
Men met each other with erected look,
The steps were higher that they took:
Friends to congratulate their friends made haste,
And long inveterate foes saluted as they pass’d.
Dryden.—Threnodia Augustalis, IV. Line 4.