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


Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.
Shakespeare.—Hamlet, Act I. Scene 4. (Marcellus to Horatio.)

Something too much of this.
Shakespeare.—Hamlet, Act III. Scene 2. (To Horatio, prior to the Play.)

Something to blame, and something to commend!
Pope.—Epistle to Mr. Jervas, Line 17.

There’s something in a flying horse,
There’s something in a huge balloon.
Wordsworth.—Peter Bell, Prol., Stanza 4.