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


Story! God bless you! I have none to tell, sir.
Canning.—The Friend of humanity and the Knifegrinder.

My story being done,
She gave me for my pains a world of sighs.
Shakespeare.—Othello, Act I. Scene 3. (The Moor’s defence before the Senate.)

Her whole life is a well writ story.
Davenport.—The City Nightcap, Act I. Scene 1.

No story, sir, I beseech you.
Suckling.—The Goblings, Act I.