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


Paddling in your neck with his damn’d fingers.
Shakespeare.—Hamlet, Act III. Scene 4.

Didst thou see her paddle with the palm
Of his hand? did’st not mark that?
Shakespeare.—Othello, Act II. Scene 1.

But to be paddling palms, and pinching fingers,
As now they are; and making practis’d smiles,
As in a looking-glass; and then to sigh——
O, that is entertainment
My bosom likes not, nor my brows!
Shakespeare.—Winter’s Tale, Act I. Scene 2.