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


I will prophesy, he comes to tell me of the players.
Shakespeare.—Hamlet, Act II. Scene 2. (To Guildenstern.)

Did I not tell thee that he would prophesy no good concerning me, but evil?
1 Kings, Chap. xxii. Ver. 18. (Ahab to Jehoshaphat.)

Prophet of ill! thou never speak’st to me
But words of evil omen; for thy soul
Delights to augur ill, but aught of good
Thou never yet hast promised, nor performed.
Homer.—The Iliad, Book I. Line 124. (Agamemnon to Chalcas.)