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


A damn’d cramp piece of penmanship as ever I saw in my life.
Goldsmith.—She Stoops to Conquer, Act IV.

Pray, madam, read it: This written hand is such a damn’d
pedantic thing, I could never away with it.
Dryden.—The Wild Gallant, Act III. Scene 1.