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


Leontine.But, sir, if you will but listen to reason.
Croaker.—Come, then, produce your reasons. I tell you I’m fixed, determined; so now produce your reasons. When I’m determined, I always listen to reason, because it can then do no harm.
Goldsmith.—The Good-natured Man, Act I. Scene 1.