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


If to her share some female errors fall,
Look on her face, and you’ll forget ’em all.
Pope.—Rape of the Lock, Canto II.

Spare his error for his virtue’s sake.
Whitehead.—Prol. to the Orphan of China.

Errors, like straws upon the surface flow;
He who would search for pearls, must dive below.
Dryden.—Prol. to All for Love, Line 25.

Straw-like trifles on life’s common stream.
Dr. Young.—Night 2nd, Line 78.