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


Here’s to the maiden of bashful fifteen;
Here’s to a widow of fifty;
Here’s to the flaunting extravagant quean,
And here’s to the housewife that’s thrifty.
Chorus.Let the toast pass—
Drink to the lass,
I’ll warrant she’ll prove an excuse for the glass.
Sheridan.—School for Scandal, Act III. Scene 3.

Maidens, like moths, are ever caught by glare,
And mammon wins his way where seraphs might despair.
Byron.—Childe Harold, Canto I. Stanza 9.

Poor maids have more lovers than husbands.
Webster.—The White Devil. (Zanche to Francisco.)