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


There is a lust in man no charm can tame,
Of loudly publishing his neighbour’s shame;—
On eagle’s wings immortal scandals fly,
While virtuous actions are but born and die.
Ella Louisa Hervey.—(From Adams’ Quot.)

Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea.
Fielding.—Love in several Masques, Act IV. Scene 11.

Her tea she sweetens, as she sips, with scandal.
Rogers.—Epil. written for Mrs. Siddons.

You know
That I do fawn on men, and hug them hard,
And after scandal them.
Shakespeare.—Julius Cæsar, Act I. Scene 2.

Ye prim adepts in scandal’s school,
Who rail by precept, and detract by rule.
Sheridan.—The School for Scandal; a Portrait addressed to Mrs. Crewe, with the play.

Flavia, most tender of her own good name,
Is rather careless of a sister’s fame:
Her superfluity the poor supplies,
But if she touch a character it dies.
Cowper.—Charity, Line 453.

All scandal, take my word for it!
Murphy.—The Way to Keep Him, Act II.

Dead scandals form good subjects for dissection.
Byron.—Don Juan, Canto I. Stanza 31.