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


Pay! ’tis against my profession.
Beaumont and Fletcher.—The Faithful Friends, Act I. Scene 2.

Base is the slave that pays.
Shakespeare.—King Henry V., Act II. Scene 1.

You must pay your music, sir,
Where’er you come.
Beaumont and Fletcher.—The Widow, Act III. Scene 1.

This is a time when a man is accounted an ass, if he is not paid for every thing he does.
Hoare.—Lock and Key, Act I. Scene 1.