|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|John Trott was desired by two witty peers|
To tell them the reason why asses had ears.
An t please you, quoth John, Im not given to letters;
Nor dare I pretend to know more than my betters:
Howeer, from this time I shall neer see your graces,
As I hope to be saved! without thinking on asses.
GoldsmithThe Clowns Reply.
|He shall be buried with the burial of an ass.|
Jeremiah. XXII. 19.