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


Why should a man, whose blood is warm within,
Sit like his grandsire cut in alabaster?
Shakespeare.—Merchant of Venice, Act I. Scene 1. (Gratiano to Antonio.)

Is’t possible? Sits the wind in that corner?
Shakespeare.—Much Ado About Nothing, Act II. Scene 3. (Benedick on hearing that Beatrice loves him.)