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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Low
 
1.  He never gives us nothing that’s low.
2.  O d—n any thing that’s low, I cannot bear it.
3.  The genteel thing is the genteel thing at any time.
    If so that a gentleman bees in a concatenation accordingly.
2.  I like the maxum of it Master Muggins.
What, though I am obligated to dance a bear,
A man may be a gentleman for all that.
May this be my poison, if my bear ever dances
But to the very genteelest of tunes!
        “Walter Parted; or the Minuet in Ariadne.”
        Goldsmith.—She Stoops to Conquer, Act I. Scene 2. (The Alehouse.)
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It is the known talent of low and little spirits to have a great man’s name perpetually in their mouths.
        Swift.—The Drapier’s 6th Letter.
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