|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Heres to the maiden of bashful fifteen;|
Heres to a widow of fifty;
Heres to the flaunting extravagant quean,
And heres to the housewife thats thrifty.
Chorus. Let the toast pass
Drink to the lass,
Ill warrant shell prove an excuse for the glass.
Sheridan.School for Scandal, Act III. Scene 3.
|Maidens, like moths, are ever caught by glare,|
And mammon wins his way where seraphs might despair.
Byron.Childe Harold, Canto I. Stanza 9.
|Poor maids have more lovers than husbands.|
Webster.The White Devil. (Zanche to Francisco.)