Brewer's: Nose Literature
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.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894