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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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John Donne. (1572–1631)
 
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    He was the Word, that spake it:
He took the bread and brake it;
And what that Word did make it,
I do believe and take it. 1
          Divine Poems. On the Sacrament.
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    We understood
Her by her sight; her pure and eloquent blood
Spoke in her cheeks, and so distinctly wrought
That one might almost say her body thought.
          Funeral Elegies. On the Death of Mistress Drury.
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    She and comparisons are odious. 2
          Elegy 8. The Comparison.
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    Who are a little wise the best fools be. 3
          The Triple Fool.
 
Ben Jonson. (1572–1637)
 
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    It was a mighty while ago.
          Every Man in his Humour. Act i. Sc. 3.
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    Hang sorrow! care ’ll kill a cat. 4
          Every Man in his Humour. Act i. Sc. 3.
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    As he brews, so shall he drink.
          Every Man in his Humour. Act ii. Sc. 1.
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    Get money; still get money, boy,
No matter by what means. 5
          Every Man in his Humour. Act ii. Sc. 3.
 
Note 1.
Attributed by many writers to the Princess Elizabeth. It is not in the original edition of Donne, but first appears in the edition of 1654, p. 352. [back]
Note 2.
See Fortescue, Quotation 2. [back]
Note 3.
See Bacon, Quotation 18. [back]
Note 4.
Hang sorrow! care will kill a cat.—George Wither: Poem on Christmas. [back]
Note 5.
Get place and wealth,—if possible, with grace;
If not, by any means get wealth and place.
Alexander Pope: Horace, book i. epistle i. line 103. [back]
 

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