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


Thou liest, thou thread, thou thimble!
Away thou rag, thou quantity, thou remnant!
Shakespeare.—Taming of the Shrew, Act IV. Scene 3. (Petruchio to the Tailor.)

No error near his shop-board lurk’d;
He knew the folks for whom he work’d;
Still to their size he aim’d his skill:
Else, prithee, who would pay his bill?
Prior.—Alma, Canto I. Line 182.

Never trust a tailor that does not sing at his work.
Beaumont and Fletcher.—Knight of the Burning Pestle, Act II. Scene 8.