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


A very ancient and fish-like smell.
Shakespeare.—The Tempest, Act II. Scene 2. (Trinculo.)

And smelt so? puh!
Shakespeare.—Hamlet, Act V. Scene 1. (Hamlet to Horatio.)

There was the rankest compound of villainous smell that ever offended nostrils.
Shakespeare.—Merry Wives of Windsor, Act III. Scene 5. (Falstaff to Ford.)