|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|1. He never gives us nothing thats low.|
2. O dn any thing thats 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.)
|It is the known talent of low and little spirits to have a great mans name perpetually in their mouths.|
Swift.The Drapiers 6th Letter.