|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|I am nothing if not critical.|
Shakespeare.Othello, Act II. Scene 1. (Iago to Desdemona.)
|Blame where you must, be candid where you can,|
And be each critic the good-natured man.
Goldsmith.Epi. to Good-natured man.
|Ah, neer so dire a thirst of glory boast,|
Nor in the critic let the man be lost.
Pope.Essay on Criticism, Part II. Line 523.
|Critics indeed are valuable men,|
But hyper-critics are as good again.
Jas. Bramston.The Man of Taste.
|Sleeping, talking, and laughing, are qualities sufficient to furnish out a critic.|
|He wreathed the rod of criticism with roses.|
|But his hand drops no flowers.|
Disraeli.Curiosities of Lit. Vol. I. Page 15. (Comparing Le Clerc with Bayle.)
|Who high in letterd reputation sit,|
And hold, Astrea-like, the scales of wit.
Churchill.The Apology, Line 11.