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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Ben Jonson. (1572–1637) (continued)
 
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    Have paid scot and lot there any time this eighteen years.
          Every Man in his Humour. Act iii. Sc. 3.
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    It must be done like lightning.
          Every Man in his Humour. Act iv. Sc. v.
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    There shall be no love lost. 1
          Every Man out of his Humour. Act ii. Sc. 1.
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    Still to be neat, still to be drest,
As you were going to a feast. 2
          Epicæne; Or, the Silent Woman. Act i. Sc. 1.
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    Give me a look, give me a face,
That makes simplicity a grace;
Robes loosely flowing, hair as free,—
Such sweet neglect more taketh me
Than all the adulteries of art:
They strike mine eyes, but not my heart.
          Epicæne; Or, the Silent Woman. Act i. Sc. 1.
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    That old bald cheater, Time.
          The Poetaster. Act i. Sc. 1.
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    The world knows only two,—that ’s Rome and I.
          Sejanus. Act v. Sc. 1.
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    Preserving the sweetness of proportion and expressing itself beyond expression.
          The Masque of Hymen.
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    Courses even with the sun
Doth her mighty brother run.
          The Gipsies Metamorphosed.
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    Underneath this stone doth lie
As much beauty as could die;
Which in life did harbour give
To more virtue than doth live.
          Epitaph on Elizabeth, L. H.
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    Whilst that for which all virtue now is sold,
And almost every vice,—almighty gold. 3
          Epistle to Elizabeth, Countess of Rutland.
 
Note 1.
There is no love lost between us.—Cervantes: Don Quixote, part ii. chap. xxxiii. [back]
Note 2.
A translation from Bonnefonius. [back]
Note 3.
The flattering, mighty, nay, almighty gold.—John Wolcot: To Kien Long, Ode iv.

Almighty dollar.—Washington Irving: The Creole Village. [back]
 

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