|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
| His tongue|
Dropt manna, and could make the worse appear
The better reason.
Milton.Paradise Lost, Book II. Line 112. Churchill.The Duellist, Book III.
|From good to bad, and from bad to worse,|
From worse unto that is worst of all,
And then return to his former fall.
Spenser.The Shepherds Calendar, Feb. Line 12.