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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
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But above all, Sir Anthony, she should be mistress of orthodoxy, that she might not mis-spell, and mis-pronounce words so shamefully, as girls usually do; and likewise that she might reprehend the true meaning of what she is saying. This, Sir Anthony, is what I would have a woman know;—and I don’t think there is a superstitious article in it.
        Sheridan.—The Rivals, Act I. Scene 2.
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  [Sheridan seems to have been stealing a trifle from the Dean of St. Patrick’s “Tripos,” where in Act III, Sir Michael Creagh and another Alderman enter, and the latter says, “but take me along with you; you reprehend me not; they say he carried books on his back.”]  2
Away with punctilios and orthography, I serve the good Duke of Norfolk.
        Anonymous.—The Merry Devil of Edmondton.
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