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


Tragedy openeth the greatest wounds, and sheweth forth the ulcers that are covered with tissue.
Sir Philip Sidney.—Defence of Poesie.

Explored the pangs that rend the royal breast,
Those wounds that lurk beneath the tissued vest.
T. Warton.—On the Marriage of George III., Line 53, alluding to Shakespeare.