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


Off goes his bonnet to an oyster wench.
Shakespeare.—King Richard II., Act I. Scene 4. (The King to Aumerle with reference to Bolingbroke.)

Off with his head! so much for Buckingham.
Colley Cibber.—Altered by him from Shakespeare.

For Somerset, off with his guilty head!
Shakespeare.—King Henry VI., Part III. Act V. Scene 5. (King Edward.)

1.If they have done this deed, my noble lord.
2.If!—thou protector of this damned strumpet,
Talk’st thou to me of ifs?—Thou art a traitor:—
Off with his head!
Shakespeare.—King Richard III., Act III. Scene 4. (Gloster to Hastings.)