E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Quodling (The Rev. Mr.).
Chaplain to the Duke of Buckingham. (Sir Walter Scott: Peveril of the Peak.)
Why, said the duke, I had caused my little Quodling to go through his oration thus: That whatever evil reports had passed current during the lifetime of the worthy matron whom they had restored to dust that day, Malice herself could not deny that she was born well, married well, lived well, and died well; since she was born in Shadwell, married to Cresswell, lived in Camberwell and died in Bridewell.Peveril of the Peak, chap. xliv.