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


I am the shadow of poor Buckingham.
Shakespeare.—King Henry VIII., Act I. Scene 1. (To himself.)

Shine out, fair sun, till I have bought a glass,
That I may see my shadow as I pass.
Shakespeare.—King Richard III., Act I. Scene 2. (Gloster priding himself on his victory over Anne.)

Shadow owes its birth to light.
Gay.—Fable XXVIII. Line 10.

Come like shadows, so depart.
Bowles.—The Visionary Boy, Line 327.

Shew his eyes, and grieve his heart,
Come like shadows, so depart.
Shakespeare.—Macbeth, Act IV. Scene 1. (Witches talking at him.)

Shall I uncover’d stand, and bend my knee
To such a shadow of nobility,
A shred, a remnant?
Churchill.—Independence, Line 277.

Shadows to night
Have struck more terror to the soul of Richard
Than can the substance of ten thousand soldiers,
Arm’d in proof, and led by shallow Richmond.
Shakespeare.—King Richard III., Act V. Scene 3. (Gloster after his disturbed sleep in his tent.)

She knew she was by him beloved—she knew,
For quickly comes such knowledge, that his heart
Was darken’d with her shadow.
Byron.—The Dream, Sect. 3.