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


1.And do you understand ’em, brother?
2.I tell thee, no; that’s not material; the sound’s
Sufficient to confirm an honest man.
Beaumont and Fletcher.—The Elder Brother, Act II. Scene 1.

His understanding, at the best, is of the middling size.
Swift.—From the Four last years of Queen Anne. (On the Earl of Sunderland.)