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


Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood
Clean from my hand? No! this my hand will rather
The multitudinous seas incarnadine,
Making the green one red.
Shakespeare.—Macbeth, Act II. Scene 2. (To his Lady.)

And turns the deep-dyed ocean into blood.
Dr. Young.—The Last Day, Book II. Line 296.

Thou mighty one, that with thy power hast turn’d
Green Neptune into purple.
Beaumont and Fletcher.—The Two Noble Kinsmen, Act V. Scene 1.

Connected as the hand and glove,
Is madam, poetry, and love.
Lloyd.—Epistle to a Friend.

Here is her hand, the agent of her heart.
Shakespeare.—Two Gent. of Verona, Act I. Sc. 3. (Proteus reading Julia’s Letter.)

And prate and preach about what others prove,
As if the world and they were hand and glove.
Cowper.—Table Talk, Line 173.