|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Alls not offence that indiscretion finds.|
Shakespeare.King Lear, Act II. Scene 4. (Goneril to her Father.)
|At every trifle scorn to take offence,|
That always shews great pride or little sense.
Pope.On Criticism, Line 386.
|Every offence is not a hate at first.|
Shakespeare.Merchant of Venice, Act IV. Scene 1.
|Oh, my offence is rank, it smells to heaven!|
Shakespeare.Hamlet, Act III. Scene 3. (The Kings soliloquy.)
|What dire offence from amorous causes springs;|
What mighty contests rise from trivial things!
Pope.Rape of the Lock, Line 1.
|Evil events from evil causes spring.|
Aristophanes.Ramages Thoughts from Greek Authors.