|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|An honest man, close-buttoned to the chin,|
Broad cloth without, and a warm heart within.
Cowper.Epistle to Joseph Hill.
|If an honest man, Nature has forgot to labour it upon your countenance.|
Scott.Peveril of the Peak, Chap. XL.
| If he were|
To be made honest by an act of parliament,
I should not alter in my faith of him.
Ben Jonson.The Devil is an Ass, Act IV. Scene 1.
| Take note, take note, O world!|
To be direct and honest is not safe.
Shakespeare.Othello, Act III. Scene 8. (Iago to the Moor.)
|An honest mans the noblest work of God.|
Pope.Essay on Man, Epistle IV. Line 247.
|Auld Ayr, wham neer a town surpasses|
For honest men and bonnie lassies.
| Athols honest men,|
And Athols bonnie lassies.
Burns.Petition of Bruar Water.