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


Their love
Lies in their purses; and whoso empties them,
By so much fills their hearts with deadly hate.
Shakespeare.—King Richard II., Act II. Scene 2.

He owns ’tis prudence, ever and anon,
To smooth his careful brow, to let his purse
Ope to a sixpence’s diameter.
Shenstone.—Economy, Line 24.