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


Pray, sir, what’s your opinion of affairs in general?
Kenney.—Raising the Wind, Act I. Scene 1.

Opinion! which on crutches walks,
And sounds the words another talks.
Lloyd.—The Poet, Line 55.

Fish not with this melancholy bait
For this fool gudgeon, this opinion.
Shakespeare.—The Merchant of Venice, Act I. Scene 1.

Opinion, that great fool, makes fools of all.
Field.—To Mr. John Fletcher.

A plague of opinion! a man may wear it on both sides, like a leathern jerkin.
Shakespeare.—Troilus and Cressida, Act III. Scene 3. (Thersites to Achilles.)

We will proceed no further in this business:—
He hath honour’d me of late; and I have bought
Golden opinions from all sorts of people,
Which would be worn now in their newest gloss,
Not cast aside so soon.
Shakespeare.—Macbeth, Act I. Scene 7.