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


See all the monsters; the great lion of all, Don.
Ben Jonson.—The Alchemist, Act IV. Scene 1.

Of all our antic sights and pageantry,
Which English idiots run in crowds to see.
Dryden.—The Medal, Line 1.

And to show the sharpness of their sight towards objects that are near, I have been much pleased with observing a cook pulling a lark, which was not so large as a common fly; and a young girl threading an invisible needle with invisible silk.
Swift.—Gulliver’s Voyage to Lilliput, Chap. VI.