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


O, he’s as tedious
As is a tired horse!
Shakespeare.—King Henry IV., Part I. Act III. Scene 1. (Hotspur to Mortimer.)

A tragic farce,
Tedious, though short, elab’rate without art,
Ridiculously sad.
Lillo.—Fatal Curiosity, Act I. Scene 1.

1.Neighbours you are tedious.
2.It pleases your worship to say so; but truly, for mine own part, if I were as tedious as a king, I could find in my heart to bestow it all of your worship.
Shakespeare.—Much Ado About Nothing. Act III. Scene 5. (Leonato to Dogberry and Verres.)