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


I ne’er cost you a coach yet, nor put you to the dear repentance of a banquet.
Beaumont and Fletcher.—Philaster, Act II. Scene 2.

So comes a reck’ning when the banquet’s o’er,
The dreadful reck’ning, and men smile no more.
Gay.—What d’ye Call It, Act II. Scene 9.

No reckoning made, but sent to my account
With all my imperfections on my head.
Shakespeare.—Hamlet, Act I. Scene 5. (The Ghost to Hamlet.)

And I, with all my sins about me, hurl’d
To th’ utter darkness of the lower world.
Roscommon.—The Ghost, last Line but two.

I am ill at reckoning; it fits the spirit of a tapster.
Shakespeare.—Love’s Labour’s Lost, Act I. Scene 2. (Armado to Moth.)

Ruminates like an hostess that hath no arithmetic but her brain to set down her reckoning.
Shakespeare.—Troilus and Cress., Act III. Scene 3. (Thersites to Achilles.)