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


I know a trick worth two of that.
Shakespeare.—King Henry IV., Part I. Act II. Scene 1. (The first Carrier to Gadshill.)

There was indeed a frown, a trick of state,
In Jachin.
Crabbe.—The Borough, Letter XI.

It was but a trick of state!
Cowper.—The Task, Book II. Line 267.

Trick’d in antique ruff and bonnet.
Dr. Johnson.—Lines written in 1777.

Tricks to show the stretch of human brain.
Pope.—Essay on Man, Epi. II. Line 47.

There are no tricks in plain and simple faith.
Shakespeare.—Julius Cæsar, Act IV. Scene 2. (Brutus to Lucilius.)