There was a young man of Montrose,
Who had pockets in none of his clothes,
When asked by his lass
Where he carried his brass,
He said, Darling, I pay through the nose.
Robin Hyman, The Quotation Dictionary, New York: The Macmillan Company, 1962, p. 28
Notes by Andrew Guild:
This limerick is a poem by Arnold Bennett (born in England 1867, died 1931).