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It is not linen you're wearing out, But human creatures' lives. (Song of the Shirt) - Thomas Hood

I believe that Virtue shows quite as well in rags and patches as she does in purple and fine linen. - Charles Dickens

The king [Frederick] has sent me some of his dirty linen to wash; I will wash yours another time. (Reply to general Manstein) - Voltaire

The amount of women in London who flirt with their own husbands is perfectly scandalous. It looks so bad. It is simply washing one's clean linen in public. - Oscar Wilde

Is not old wine wholesomest, old pippins toothsomest, old wood burn brightest, old linen wash brightest? Old soldiers, sweetheart, are surest, and old lovers are soundest. (Westward Ho) - John Webster

Death of thy soul! those linen cheeks of thine are counsellors to fear. - William Shakespeare

But when they had unloosed the linen band, Which swathed the Egyptian's body, lo! was found, Closed in the wasted hollow of her hand, A little seed, which, sown in English ground, Did wondrous snow of starry blossoms bear, And spread rich odours through our springtide air. (Athanasia) - Oscar Wilde

Handkerchief: A small square of silk or linen, used in various ignoble offices about the face and especially serviceable at funerals to conceal the lack of tears. (The Devil's Dictionary) - Ambrose Bierce