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


I shall in all my best obey you, madam.
Shakespeare.—Hamlet, Act I. Scene 2. (To his Mother.)

I needs must yield to your goddess’ commands,
Indignant though I be—for so ’tis best;
Who hears the gods, of them his prayers are heard.
Homer.—The Iliad, Book I. Line 256. (Lord Derby.)

My vow’d obedience, what it can, shall bear,
But oh! my heart’s a woman, and I fear.
Rowe.—Lucan’s Pharsalia, Book V. Line 1122. (Cornelia to Pompey.)