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


A plague upon you all!
Shakespeare.—King Richard III., Act I. Scene 3. (To Lord Grey.)

A plague o’ both your houses!
Shakespeare.—Romeo and Juliet, Act III. Scene 1. (Mercutio after being hurt by Tybalt.)

A plague o’ these pickle herrings!
Shakespeare.—Twelfth Night, Act I. Scene 5. (Sir Toby to Olivia.)