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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Nonsense
 
A little nonsense now and then,
Is relish’d by the best of men.
        Anonymous.
  1
Nonsense and noise will oft prevail,
When honour and affection fail.
        Lloyd.—Letter on Rhymes, near the end.
  2
To varnish nonsense with the charms of sound.
        Churchill.—The Apology, Line 219.
  3
To make nonsense more pompous, and furbelow bad poetry with good printing.
        Prior.—To Swift, May 1, 1718.
  4
And blushes on her injured stage to see
Nonsense well tuned, and sweet stupidity.
        Tickell.—To Mr. Addison.
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