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


Under which king, Bezonian? Speak or die.
Shakespeare.—King Henry IV., Part II. Act V. Scene 3. (Pistol to Shallow.)

Here, waiter, more wine; let me sit while I’m able,
Till all my companions sink under the table.
Goldsmith.—Retaliation, Line 19.

Captain of Knockdunder, madam, if you please, for I knock under to no man; and in respect of my garb, I shall go to church as I am, at your service, madam.
Sir W. Scott.—Heart of Midlothian. (Captain of Knockdunder in reply to Mrs. Dolly Dutton.)