|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|Jolly nose! there are fools who say drink hurts the sight,|
Such dullards know nothing about it;
Tis better with wine to extinguish the light
Than live always in darkness without it.
Paraphrase of Olivier Basselins Vaux-devire. Quoted by Ainsworth in Jack Sheppard. Vol. I. P. 213.
| As clear and as manifest as the nose in a mans face.|
BurtonAnatomy of Melancholy. Pt. III. Sec. III. Memb. 4. Subsec. I.
| Give me a man with a good allowance of nose,
when I want any good head-work done I choose a manprovided his education has been suitablewith a long nose.|
Napoleon. Related in Notes on Noses. P. 43. (Ed. 1847).
|Plain as a nose in a mans face.|
RabelaisWorks. The Authors Prologue to the Fifth Book.