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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Robert Burton. (1577–1640) (continued)
 
2129
    A nightingale dies for shame if another bird sings better.
          Anatomy of Melancholy. Part i. Sect. 2, Memb. 3, Subsect. 6.
2130
    They do not live but linger.
          Anatomy of Melancholy. Part i. Sect. 2, Memb. 3, Subsect. 10.
2131
    [Diseases] crucify the soul of man, attenuate our bodies, dry them, wither them, shrivel them up like old apples, make them so many anatomies. 1
          Anatomy of Melancholy. Part i. Sect. 2, Memb. 3, Subsect. 10.
2132
    [Desire] is a perpetual rack, or horsemill, according to Austin, still going round as in a ring.
          Anatomy of Melancholy. Part i. Sect. 2, Memb. 3, Subsect. 11.
2133
    [The rich] are indeed rather possessed by their money than possessors.
          Anatomy of Melancholy. Part i. Sect. 2, Memb. 3, Subsect. 12.
2134
    Like a hog, or dog in the manger, he doth only keep it because it shall do nobody else good, hurting himself and others.
          Anatomy of Melancholy. Part i. Sect. 2, Memb. 3, Subsect. 12.
2135
    Were it not that they are loath to lay out money on a rope, they would be hanged forthwith, and sometimes die to save charges.
          Anatomy of Melancholy. Part i. Sect. 2, Memb. 3, Subsect. 12.
2136
    A mere madness, to live like a wretch and die rich.
          Anatomy of Melancholy. Part i. Sect. 2, Memb. 3, Subsect. 12.
2137
    I may not here omit those two main plagues and common dotages of human kind, wine and women, which have infatuated and besotted myriads of people; they go commonly together. 2
          Anatomy of Melancholy. Part i. Sect. 2, Memb. 3, Subsect. 13.
2138
    All our geese are swans.
          Anatomy of Melancholy. Part i. Sect. 2, Memb. 3, Subsect. 14.
2139
    Though they [philosophers] write contemptu gloriæ, yet as Hieron observes, they will put their names to their books.
          Anatomy of Melancholy. Part i. Sect. 2, Memb. 3, Subsect. 14.
2140
    They are proud in humility; proud in that they are not proud. 3
          Anatomy of Melancholy. Part i. Sect. 2, Memb. 3, Subsect. 14.
 
Note 1.
See Shakespeare, The Comedy of Errors, Quotation 5. [back]
Note 2.
Qui vino indulget, quemque alea decoquit, ille
In venerem putret
(He who is given to drink, and whom the dice are despoiling, is the one who rots away in sexual vice).—Persius: Satires, satire v. [back]
Note 3.
His favourite sin
Is pride that apes humility.
Robert Southey: The Devil’s Walk. [back]
 

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