• My hearing has suffered seriously; just now I am obliged to have the assistance of an ear trumpet. Think of that, my beauty! - There 's a state for your old Lover to be in! - No more tender whisperings! Imagine sweet confessions to be made through an ear trumpet!

    Samuel Lover, James Jeffrey Roche (1903). “The Collected Writings of Samuel Lover: Rory O'More, a national romance; with a biographical and critical introduction by James Jeffrey Roche”