|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|AUTHOR:||Laurence Sterne (17131768)|
|QUOTATION:||The accusing spirit, which flew up to heavens chancery with the oath, blushed as he gave it in; and the recording angel as he wrote it down dropped a tear upon the word and blotted it out forever. 1|
|ATTRIBUTION:||Tristram Shandy (orig. ed.). Vol. vi. Chap. viii.|
|WORKS:||Laurence Sterne Collection.|
But sad as angels for the good mans sin,
Weep to record, and blush to give it in.
Thomas Campbell: Pleasures of Hope, part ii. line 357. [back]