- Put him aside, Monsieur Gabelle!" - "A Tale of Two Cities A Story of the French Revolution", Charles Dickens.
- Whereupon, Monsieur Gabelle did heavily bar his door, and retire to hold counsel with himself. - "A Tale of Two Cities A Story of the French Revolution", Charles Dickens.
- To preserve Rome from the tyrants it was necessary to maintain an armed force; to pay the force a tax was necessary; the tax was imposed- and the multitude joined with the tyrants, and their cry was, " Perish the traitor who has made the gabelle!" - "Rienzi", Edward Bulwer Lytton.