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


I shall find some toys that have been favours,
And nosegays, and such knacks; for there be wenches.
Beaumont and Fletcher.—The Prophetess, Act V. Scene 2.

This gallant pins the wenches on his sleeve;
Had he been Adam, he had tempted Eve:
He can carve too, and lisp.
Shakespeare.—Love’s Labour’s Lost, Act V. Scene 2. (Biron speaking of Boyet to the King.)