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


Your If is the only peace-maker,—
Much virtue in If.
Shakespeare.—As You Like It, Act V. Scene 4. (Touchstone to Jaques.)

If the French should beat the English?—If the sun go out of the zodiac?
Sterne.—Tristram Shandy, Vol. V., Chap. XLIII.