|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|Dead scandals form good subjects for dissection.|
ByronDon Juan. Canto I. St. 31.
| To converse with Scandal is to play at Losing Loadum, you must lose a good name to him, before you can win it for yourself.|
CongreveLove for Love. Act I. Sc. 2. (Losing Loadum an old game which one plays to lose tricks.)
|Assaild by scandal and the tongue of strife,|
His only answer was a blameless life;
And he that forged, and he that threw the dart,
Had each a brothers interest in his heart.
CowperHope. L. 570.
|And though you duck them neer so long,|
Not one salt drop eer wets their tongue;
Tis hence they scandal have at will,
And that this member neer lies still.
GayThe Mad Dog.
|And theres a lust in man no charm can tame|
Of loudly publishing our neighbours shame;
On eagles wings immortal scandals fly,
While virtuous actions are but borne to die.
JuvenalSatires. IX. Harveys trans.
|Conscia mens recti famæ mendacia risit:|
Sed nos in vitium credula turba sumus.
The mind conscious of innocence despises false reports: but we are a set always ready to believe a scandal.
OvidFasti. IV. 311.
|The mightier man, the mightier is the thing|
What makes him honourd, or begets him hate;
For greatest scandal waits on greatest state.
Rape of Lucrece. L. 1,004.
|He rams his quill with scandal and with scoff,|
But tis so very foul, it wont go off.
YoungEpistles to Pope. Ep. I. L. 199.