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


The time is out of joint.
Shakespeare.—Hamlet, Act I. Scene 5. (To Horatio and Marcellus.)

All things here are out of joint.
Tennyson.—Locksley Hall, V. 67.

The age is grown so picked, that the toe of the peasant comes so near the heel of the courtier he galls his kibe.
Shakespeare.—Hamlet, Act V. Scene 1. (The Prince to Horatio.) Kibe is a chapp’d heel.