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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Scandal
 
And there’s a lust in man no charm can tame
Of loudly publishing our neighbor’s shame;
On eagles’ wings immortal scandals fly,
While virtuous actions are but born and die.  Stephen Harvey’s Juvenal.
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Every one that repeats it, adds something to the scandal.  Ovid.  2
Greatest scandal waits on greatest state.  Shakespeare.  3
Scandal is a bit of false money and he who passes it is frequently as bad as he who originally utters it.  Punch.  4
Scandal, like the Nile, is fed by innumerable streams, but it is extremely difficult to trace it to its source.  Punch.  5
Scandal will not rub out like dirt when it is dry.  6
Thy tongue is nae scandal.  7
 
 
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