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


From the crown of his head to the sole of his foot he is all mirth.
Shakespeare.—Much Ado About Nothing, Act III. Scene 2.

I have of late (but, wherefore, I know not) lost all my mirth, foregone all custom of exercises.
Shakespeare.—Hamlet, Act II. Scene 2.

Prepare for mirth, for mirth becomes a feast.
Shakespeare.—Pericles, Act II. Scene 3.

A merrier man,
Within the limit of becoming mirth,
I never spent an hour’s talk withal.
Shakespeare.—Love’s Labour’s Lost, Act II. Scene 1.