Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more;
Men were deceivers ever;
One foot in sea, and one on shore;
To one thing constant never.

Shakespeare.—Much Ado about Nothing, Act II. Scene 3. (Balthazar’s Song.)

There was a sigh to blow a church down.

Beaumont and Fletcher.—The Humorous Lieutenant, Act I. Scene 3.

SIGHTS.—See all the monsters; the great lion of all, Don.

Ben Jonson.—The Alchemist, Act IV. Scene 1.

Of all our antic sights and pageantry,
Which English idiots run in crowds to see.

Dryden.—The Medal, Line 1.

SIGN.—He dies, and makes no sign; O God, forgive him!

Shakespeare.—King Henry VI. Part II. Act III. Scene 3. (The King alluding to the dying Cardinal Beaufort.)

SIGNS.—And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; men’s hearts failing them for fear:—

St. Luke, Chap. XXI. Verse 25, 26.

The sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken.

St. Matthew, Chap. XXIV. Verse 29.

The goats ran from the mountains, and the herds
Were strangely clamorous, to the frighted fields.

Shakespeare.—King Henry IV. Part I. Act III. Scene 3. (Glendower to Hotspur.)

SIGNS.—At my nativity,
The front of heaven was full of fiery shapes,
Of burning cressets; and, at my birth,
The frame and huge foundation of the earth
Shak’d like a coward.

Shakespeare.—King Henry IV. Part I. Act III. Scene 1. (Glendower to Hotspur.)

There was a blow as if all the artillery in the world had been discharged at once; the sea retired from the town above two miles; the birds flew about astonished; the cattle in the fields ran crying.

Malone’s Note on the above Passage.

Hung be the heavens with black, yield day to night!
Comets, importing change of times and states,
Brandish your crystal tresses in the sky;
And with them scourge the bad revolting stars,
That have consented unto Henry’s death!

Shakespeare.—King Henry VI. Part I. Act I. Scene 1. (Bedford in the Abbey.)

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