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


To form a sigh, or to contrive a tear.
Shenstone.—Elegy I. Verse 7.

Implores the passing tribute of a sigh.
Gray.—Elegy in a Churchyard, Verse 20.

A plague of sighing and grief! it blows a man up like a bladder.
Shakespeare.—King Henry IV., Part I. Act II. Scene 4. (Falstaff to the Prince.)

Sigh no more, ladies—sigh no more;
Men were deceivers ever;
One foot in sea, and one on shore;
To one thing constant never.
Shakespeare.—Much Ado About Nothing, Act II. Scene 3. (Balthasar’s Song.)

There was a sigh to blow a church down.
Beaumont and Fletcher.—The Humorous Lieutenant, Act I. Scene 3.

When the sighs of the people were heard in heaven.
Ecce Homo.—Chap. III. (Parker.)