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


Gloves as sweet as damask roses.
Shakespeare.—Winter’s Tale, Act IV. Scene 3.

Excuse my glove, Thomas:—I’m devilish glad to see you, my lad. Why, my prince of charioteers, you look as hearty——but who the deuce thought of seeing you in Bath?
Sheridan.—The Rivals, Act I. Scene 1.