|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|The first bringer of unwelcome news|
Hath but a losing office.
Shakespeare.King Henry IV., Part II. Act I. Scene 1.
|Evil news rides post, while good news bates.|
|Here comes Monsieur Le Beau, with his mouth full of news.|
Shakespeare.As You Like It, Act I. Scene 2.
|News, the manna of a day.|
Green.The Spleen, Line 169.
|But are you sure the news is true?|
And are you sure hes weel?
Is this a time to think o wark?
Ye jauds fling by your wheel.
For theres nae luck about the house,
Theres nae luck at a,
Theres nae luck about the house,
When our gudemans awa.
Mickle.The Mariners Wife, Verse 1.