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


You lie—under a mistake.
Shelley.—From Calderon.

Thou liest in thy throat.
Shakespeare.—Twelfth Night, Act III. Scene 4. (Sir Toby to Fabian.) King Henry IV., Part II., Act I. Scene 2.

I give him joy that’s awkward at a lie.
Dr. Young.—Night VIII. Line 361.

Truth never was indebted to a lie.
Dr. Young.—Night VIII. Line 587.

The lie circumstantial, and the lie direct.
Shakespeare.—As You Like It, Act V. Scene 4. (Touchstone to Jaques.)

This is a shameful thing for men to lie.
Tennyson.—Morte d’Arthur. (King Arthur to Sir Bedivere.)