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


Shall I lay perjury upon my soul?
No, not for Venice.
Shakespeare.—Merchant of Venice, Act IV. Scene 1.

At lover’s perjuries,
They say, Jove laughs.
Shakespeare.—Romeo and Juliet, Act II. Scene 2.

Sworn on every slight pretence,
Till perjuries are common as bad pence;
While thousands, careless of the damning sin,
Kiss the book’s outside who ne’er look within.
Cowper.—Expostulation, Line 386.