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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Hannah More. (1745–1833)
 
4647
    To those who know thee not, no words can paint!
And those who know thee, know all words are faint!
          Sensibility.
4648
    Since trifles make the sum of human things,
And half our misery from our foibles springs.
          Sensibility.
4649
    In men this blunder still you find,—
All think their little set mankind.
          Florio. Part i.
4650
    Small habits well pursued betimes
May reach the dignity of crimes.
          Florio. Part i.
 
Lord Stowell. (1745–1836)
 
4651
    A dinner lubricates business.
          Life of Johnson (Boswell). Vol. viii. p. 67, note.
4652
    The elegant simplicity of the three per cents. 1
          Lives of the Lord Chancellors (Campbell). Vol. x. Chap. 212.
 
Sir William Jones. (1746–1794)
 
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    Than all Bocara’s vaunted gold,
Than all the gems of Samarcand.
          A Persian Song of Hafiz.
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    Go boldly forth, my simple lay,
Whose accents flow with artless ease,
Like orient pearls at random strung. 2
          A Persian Song of Hafiz.
 
Note 1.
The sweet simplicity of the three per cents.—Benjamin Disraeli (Earl Beaconsfield): Endymion. [back]
Note 2.
’T was he that ranged the words at random flung,
Pierced the fair pearls and them together strung.
Eastwick: Anvari Suhaili. (Translated from Firdousi.) [back]
 

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