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


This is a devil, and no monster; I will leave him; I have no long spoon.
Shakespeare.—The Tempest, Act II. Scene 2. (Stephano to Trinculo.)

He must have a long spoon that must eat with the devil.
Shakespeare.—Comedy of Errors, Act IV. Scene 3. (Dromio of Syracuse to Antipholus of Syracuse.)