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


When Adam dolve and Eve span,
Who was then a Gentleman?
Pegge.—Curialia Miscellanea, 173.

The Prince of Darkness.
Shakespeare.—King Lear, Act III. Scene 4. (Edgar and Gloster.)

The grand old name of gentleman,
Defamed by every charlatan,
And soil’d with all ignoble use.
Tennyson.—In Memoriam, CX. Verse 6.