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


Princes were privileged
To kill, and numbers sanctified the crime.
Dr. Porteus.—Poem on Death.

For Heaven’s sake, when you kill him hurt him not.
Heywood.—The Golden Age, a Play.

As good almost kill a man as kill a good book; who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, God’s image; but he who destroys a good book, kills reason itself.