|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|At last an honest sexton joind the throng,|
(For, as the theme was large, their talk was long,)
Neighbours, he cried, my conscience bids me tell,
Though twas the doctor preachdI tolld the bell!
|I snuffd the candles; and, let me tell you, that without a candle-snuffer the piece would lose half its embellishments.|
Goldsmith.Essays. Strolling Player.
|See yonder maker of the dead mans bed,|
The sexton, hoary-headed chronicle;
Of hard unmeaning face, down which neer stole
A gentle tear.
Blair.The Grave, Line 452.