(The). Renwick Williams, a wretch who used to prowl about London, wounding respectable women with a double-edged knife. He was convicted of several offences in July, 1790.
Beware of Jealousy! It is a green-eyed monster that doth mock The meat it feeds on.
Act iii. 3.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894