Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.


Sapping a solemn creed with a solemn sneer.
Byron—Childe Harold. Canto III. St. 107.

There was a laughing Devil in his sneer,
That raised emotions both of rage and fear.
Byron—Corsair. Canto I. St. 9.

Who can refute a sneer?
Paley—Moral Philosophy. Of Reverencing the Deity. Vol. II. Bk. V. Ch. IX.