This is a very flagrant instance of misquotation and misapplication.
Katharine, in spite of her emotion, was quick to catch the misquotation.
“I always thought that a good meal covered a multitude of sins,” and at this misquotation Frank Andrews laughed heartily.
The controversy was suddenly diverted into a new channel, by a misquotation.
My correspondence about the misquotation of Tennyson has quieted itself since the fifth letter.
There is a quotation, or rather a misquotation, from it in the Preface to Alastor.
However, as it is said by a light-hearted girl of a very modern type, it may be assumed that the misquotation is intentional.
I lay no such flattering unction to my soul, if you will pardon the misquotation.
But that misquotation roused me, and I contradicted her sharply.
Byron might have turned in his grave at having his dissolute stiff-neck so wrung for him by misquotation.