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


Teeth, like falling snow
For white, were placed in a double row.
Cowley.—Constantia and Philetus, Verse 4.

Such a pearly row of teeth, that sovereignty would have pawned her jewels for them.
Sterne.—Tristram Shandy, Vol. VII. Chap. 8.

For her teeth, where there is one of ivory, its neighbour is pure ebony, black and white alternately, just like the keys of a harpsichord.
Sheridan.—The Duenna, Act II. Scene 3.