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


I know my price; I am worth no worse a place.
Shakespeare.—Othello, Act I. Scene 1. (Iago to Roderigo.)

This mournful truth is every where confess’d,
Slow rises worth, by poverty depress’d.
Dr. Johnson.—London, Line 176.

And very wisely would lay forth
No more upon it than ’twas worth.
Butler.—Hudibras, Part I. Canto I. Line 491.

For what is worth in any thing,
But so much money as ’twill bring?
Butler.—Hudibras, Part II. Canto I. Line 465.

What’s aught but as ’tis valued?
Shakespeare.—Troilus and Cressida, Act II. Scene 2. (Troilus to Hector.)