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


The Moor, I know his trumpet.
Shakespeare.—Othello, Act II. Scene 1. (Iago to Cassio and Desdemona.)

Be thou the trumpet of our wrath,
And sullen presage of your own decay.
Shakespeare.—King John, Act I. Scene 1. (The King to Chatillon.)

I never heard the old song of Percy and Douglas that I found not my heart moved more than with a trumpet.
Sidney.—An Apology for Poetry, Page 46, Arber’s Reprint A.D. 1868.