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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s 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 Basselin’s Vaux-devire. Quoted by Ainsworth in Jack Sheppard. Vol. I. P. 213.
  As clear and as manifest as the nose in a man’s face.
        Burton—Anatomy 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 man—provided his education has been suitable—with a long nose.
        Napoleon. Related in Notes on Noses. P. 43. (Ed. 1847).
Plain as a nose in a man’s face.
        Rabelais—Works. The Author’s Prologue to the Fifth Book.

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