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


If he be not born to be hanged, our case is miserable.
Shakespeare.—The Tempest, Act I. Scene 1. (Gonzalo.)

Go, go, begone, to save your ship from wrack;
Which cannot perish, having thee aboard,
Being destin’d to a drier death on shore.
Shakespeare.—Two Gentlemen of Verona, Act I. Scene 1.

I’ll see thee hanged on Sunday first.
Shakespeare.—Taming of the Shrew, Act II. Scene 1. (Kate to Petruchio.)

Don Scipio.I’ll have you hanged, you villain!
Spado.Hanged! dear sir, ’twould be the death of me.
O’Keeffe.—Castle of Andalusia, Act III. Scene 4.

I’ll see thee hang’d first.
Beaumont and Fletcher.—Knight of the Pestle, Act I. Scene 4. Suckling.—The Goblins, Act I.

What business had you to speak of a halter in a family where one of it was hanged?
Cervantes.—Don Quixote.