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Momus's Lattice

or Window. Momus blamed Vulcan because he did not set a window or lattice in the human breast for discerning secret thoughts.

“Were Momus' lattice in our breasts . . .” Byron: Werner, iii. 1.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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