Knows he, that never took a pinch,
Nosey, the pleasure thence that flows?
Knows he the titillating joy
Which my nose knows?
O nose, I am as proud of thee
As any mountain of its snows;
I gaze on thee, and feel that pride
A Roman knows.
F. C. H[usenbeth],
translated from the Fiench of O. Basselin.
Chapter on Noses,
in Tristram Shandy, by L. Sterne. On the Dignity,
Gravity, and Authority of Noses, by Taglicozzi or Tagliacozzo
(1597). De Virginitate (sec. 77) A chapter in Kornmann.
The Noses of Adam and Eve,
by Mlle. Bourignon. Pious Meditations on the Nose of the Virgin
Mary, by J. Petit. Review of Noses (Louis Brevitatis), by
Théphile Raynaud. Sormon on Noses (La Diceriade' Nasi), by
Annibal Caro (1584).
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894