Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.
Society is now one polished horde, Formed of two mighty tribes, the Bores and Bored. Byron Don Juan. Canto XIII. St. 95. 1
The bore is usually considered a harmless creature, or of that class of irrational bipeds who hurt only themselves. Maria Edgeworth Thoughts on Bores. 2
Got the ill name of augurs, because they were bores. Lowell A Fable for Critics, L. 55. 3
Lennui naquit un jour de luniformité. One day ennui was born from uniformity. Motte. 4
That old hereditary bore, The steward. Rogers Italy. A Character. L. 13. 5
Again I hear that creaking step! Hes rapping at the door! Too well I know the boding sound That ushers in a bore. J. G. Saxe My Familiar. 6
He says a thousand pleasant things, But never says Adieu. J. G. Saxe My Familiar. 7 O, hes as tedious As is a tird horse, a railing wife; Worse than a smoky house; I had rather live With cheese and garlic in a windmill, far, Than feed on cates, and have him talk to me, In any summer-house in Christendom. Pt. I. Act III. Sc. I. L. 159. Henry IV. 8