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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
Scandal
 
Dead scandals form good subjects for dissection.
        Byron—Don Juan. Canto I. St. 31.
  1
  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.
        Congreve—Love for Love. Act I. Sc. 2. (“Losing Loadum” an old game which one plays to lose tricks.)
  2
Assail’d 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 brother’s interest in his heart.
        Cowper—Hope. L. 570.
  3
And though you duck them ne’er so long,
Not one salt drop e’er wets their tongue;
’Tis hence they scandal have at will,
And that this member ne’er lies still.
        Gay—The Mad Dog.
  4
And there’s a lust in man no charm can tame
Of loudly publishing our neighbour’s shame;
On eagles’ wings immortal scandals fly,
While virtuous actions are but borne to die.
        Juvenal—Satires. IX. Harvey’s trans.
  5
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.
        Ovid—Fasti. IV. 311.
  6
The mightier man, the mightier is the thing
What makes him honour’d, or begets him hate;
For greatest scandal waits on greatest state.
        Rape of Lucrece. L. 1,004.
  7
He rams his quill with scandal and with scoff,
But ’tis so very foul, it won’t go off.
        Young—Epistles to Pope. Ep. I. L. 199.
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