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


But above all, Sir Anthony, she should be mistress of orthodoxy, that she might not mis-spell, and mis-pronounce words so shamefully, as girls usually do; and likewise that she might reprehend the true meaning of what she is saying. This, Sir Anthony, is what I would have a woman know;—and I don’t think there is a superstitious article in it.
Sheridan.—The Rivals, Act I. Scene 2.

[Sheridan seems to have been stealing a trifle from the Dean of St. Patrick’s “Tripos,” where in Act III, Sir Michael Creagh and another Alderman enter, and the latter says, “but take me along with you; you reprehend me not; they say he carried books on his back.”]

Away with punctilios and orthography, I serve the good Duke of Norfolk.
Anonymous.—The Merry Devil of Edmondton.