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


Costard.The matter is to me, sir, as concerning Jaquenetta. The manner of it is, I was taken with the manner.
Biron.In what manner?
Costard.In manner and form following, sir; all those three; I was seen with her in the manor-house, sitting with her upon the form, and taken following her into the park, which, put together, is in manner and form following.
Shakespeare.—Love’s Labour’s Lost, Act I. Scene 1.

Olivia.What kind of man is he?
Malvolio.Why, of mankind.
Olivia.What manner of man?
Malvolio.Of very ill manner; he’ll speak with you, will you, or no.
Shakespeare.—Twelfth Night, Act I. Scene 5.