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


Sing us one of the songs of Zion.
How shall we sing the Lord’s song in a strange land?
Psalm cxxxvii. Verses 3, 4.

They bid me sing of thee, mine own, my sunny land of thee!
How should my lyre give here its wealth?
Mrs. Hemans.

How shall I tune, forlorn, the tuneful reed,
While my heart sickens, and my sorrows bleed?
Robert Noyes.—Distress, Line 9.

O, she will sing the savageness out of a bear!
Shakespeare.—Othello, Act IV. Scene 1. (The Moor, of his Wife.)