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


I love the sex, and sometimes would reverse
The tyrant’s wish, “That mankind only had
One neck, which he with one fell stroke might pierce;”
My wish is quite as wide, but not so bad,
And much more tender on the whole than fierce;
It being (not now, but only while a lad)
That womankind had but one rosy mouth,
To kiss them all at once from north to south.
Byron.—Don Juan, Canto VI. Stanza 27.