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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
Dead scandals form good subjects for dissection.
        Byron—Don 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.
        Congreve—Love for Love. Act I. Sc. 2. (“Losing Loadum” an old game which one plays to lose tricks.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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