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


We are not ourselves
When nature, being oppress’d, commands the mind
To suffer with the body.
Shakespeare.—King Lear, Act II. Scene 4. (The King to Gloster.)

This sickness doth infect
The very life-blood of our enterprise.
Shakespeare.—King Henry IV., Part I. Act IV. Scene 1. (Hotspur on hearing of his father’s illness.)