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


Go; vanish into air; away!
Shakespeare.—Othello, Act III. Scene 1. (Clown to Musician.)

And so, with shrieks,
She melted into air.
Shakespeare.—Winter’s Tale, Act III. Scene 3. (Antigonus when leaving the babe Perdita in a desert country.)

Like smoke blended with the thin air.
Davidson’s Virgil, by Buckley, Georgics, Book IV. Line 500.

He had scarcely spoken, when suddenly the circumambient cloud splits asunder, and dissolves into open air.
Davidson’s Æneid, Book I. Page 122.

With these words she left me in tears, ready to say many things, and vanished into thin air.
Davidson’s Æneid, Book II. Page 152.

Vanish like hailstones, go!
Shakespeare.—Merry Wives of Windsor, Act I. Scene 3. (Falstaff to Pistol and Nym.)

Vanish, vanish—and never let me see that uncomfortable face of thine, till thou canst shew me a shilling of thy own getting.
Colley Cibber.—The Rival Fools, Act I. Scene 1.