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

Age (The)

The glory and the scandal of the age.
Oldham.—Satire against poetry. (Alluding to Butler.)

At length Erasmus, that great injured name,
The glory of the priesthood, and the shame.
Pope.—On Criticism, Part III, Line 694.

Of some for glory such the boundless rage,
That they’ve the blackest scandal of the age.
Dr. Young.—Satire IV. Line 65.