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


Methinks, it were an easy leap
To pluck bright honour from the pale-faced moon.
Shakespeare.—King Henry IV., Part I. Act I. Scene 3. (Hotspur with Northumberland and Worcester.)

1.There, Sir, I challenge you, and matrimony’s the spot where I expect you.
2.’Tis enough, I’ll not fail.
(Aside) So now I’m in for Hobbes’ voyage, a great leap in the dark.
Vanbrugh.—The Provoked Wife, Act V. Scene 3.