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


Ay; you did wish that I would make her turn:
Sir, she can turn, and turn, and yet go on,
And turn again.
Shakespeare.—Othello, Act IV. Scene 1. (The Moor to Lodovico.)

They never would hear,
But turn a deaf ear,
As a matter they had no concern in.
Swift.—Dingley and Brent.

Turn gentle hermit of the dale,
And guide my lonely way,
To where yon taper cheers the vale
With hospitable ray.
Goldsmith.—The Hermit.

Be sure to turn the penny.
Dryden’s Persius.—Sat. V.