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


All men are bores, except when we want them. There never was but one man whom I would trust with my latch-key.
Holmes.—The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table, Chap. I.

Got the ill name of augurs because they were bores.
Lowell.—A Fable for Critics, Line 55.