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


Widows are a study you will never be any proficient in.
Fielding.—Love in Several Masques, Act IV. Scene 9.

And, widow, as I say, be your own friend;
Your husband left you wealthy, ay, and wise;
Continue so, sweet duck, continue so.
Beaumont and Fletcher.—The Scornful Lady, Act I. Scene 3.

Presents her weed, well fancied, at the ball,
And raffles for the death’s-head on the ring.
Dr. Young.—Night V. Line 581.

A death’s face in a ring.
Shakespeare.—Love’s Labour’s Lost, Act V. Scene 2. (Biron to Dumain.)