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


Lydia, you ought to know that lying don’t become a young woman.
Sheridan.—The Rivals, Act III. Scene 3.

Lord, lord, how the world is given to lying! I grant you I was down, and out of breath; and so was he: but we rose both at an instant, and fought a long hour by Shrewsbury clock.
Shakespeare.—King Henry IV., Part I. Act V. Scene 4. (Falstaff to Prince Henry and Prince John.)

If I do lie, and do no harm by it, though the gods hear, I hope they’ll pardon it.
Shakespeare.—Cymbeline, Act IV. Scene 2. (Imogen to Lucius.)