|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|The town has tinged the country, and the stain|
Appears a spot upon a vestals robe,
The worse for what it soils.
Cowper.The Task, Book IV. Line 553.
|1. The town talks of nothing else,|
2. I am very sorry, maam, the town has so little to do.
Sheridan.The School for Scandal, Act I. Scene 1.