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


Of all the horrid, hideous notes of woe,
Is that portentous phrase, “I told you so.”
Byron.—Don Juan, Canto XIV. Stanza 50.

How cold he hearkens to some bankrupt’s woe,
Nods his wise head, and cries—“I told you so!”
Sprague.—(From Mrs. Hale’s Dict. of Quot.)