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.
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).