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