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


He threatens many that hath injured one.
Ben Jonson.—Sejanus, Act II. Scene 4.

Be stirring as the time, be fire with fire;
Threaten the threat’ner, and outface the brow
Of bragging horror.
Shakespeare.—King John, Act V. Scene 1. (The Bastard to the King.)

There is no terror, Cassius, in your threats;
For I am arm’d so strong in honesty,
That they pass by me as the idle winds,
Which I respect not.
Shakespeare.—Julius Cæsar, Act IV. Scene 5. (Brutus to Cassius.)