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


’Tis the sport to have the engineer
Hoist with his own petar.
Shakespeare.—Hamlet, Act III. Scene 4. (Counterplotting his Uncle’s designs.)

Detested sport,
That owes its pleasures to another’s pain.
Cowper.—The Task, Book III. Line 326.

It is the first time that ever I heard breaking of ribs was sport for ladies.
Shakespeare.—As You Like It, Act I. Scene 2. (Touchstone to Le Beau.)