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


At first the infant,
Mewling and puking in his nurse’s arms.
Shakespeare.—As You Like It, Act II. Scene 7. (Jaques.)

Infancy straining backward from the breast,
Tetchy and wayward, what he loveth best
Refusing in his fits, whilst all the while
The mother eyes the wrangler with a smile.
Churchill.—Gotham, Book I.