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


Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind;
The thief doth fear each bush an officer.
Shakespeare.—King Henry VI., Part III. Act V. Scene 6. (Gloster to King Henry.)

Or in the night, imagining some fear,
How easy is a bush supposed a bear!
Shakespeare.—Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act V. Scene 1. (Theseus to Hippolyta.)