|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Forgive me, sir, if I in this offend.|
Congreve.Mourning Bride, Act I. Scene 2.
|Harsh words, though pertinent, uncouth appear;|
None please the fancy who offend the ear.
Garth.The Dispensary, Canto IV. Line 204.
|Who fears t offend, takes the first step to please.|
Cibber.Love in a Riddle, Act I.