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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
Page 440
 
 
John Trumbull. (1750–1831) (continued)
 
That we, lest they their rights should lose,
Should trust our necks to gripe of noose?
          McFingal. Canto ii. Line 121.
4665
    No man e’er felt the halter draw,
With good opinion of the law.
          McFingal. Canto iii. Line 489.
 
Richard Brinsley Sheridan. (1751–1816)
 
4666
    Illiterate him, I say, quite from your memory.
          The Rivals. Act i. Sc. 2.
4667
    ’T is safest in matrimony to begin with a little aversion.
          The Rivals. Act i. Sc. 2.
4668
    A progeny of learning.
          The Rivals. Act i. Sc. 2.
4669
    A circulating library in a town is as an evergreen tree of diabolical knowledge.
          The Rivals. Act iii. Sc. 1.
4670
    He is the very pine-apple of politeness!
          The Rivals. Act iii. Sc. 3.
4671
    If I reprehend anything in this world, it is the use of my oracular tongue, and a nice derangement of epitaphs!
          The Rivals. Act iii. Sc. 3.
4672
    As headstrong as an allegory on the banks of the Nile.
          The Rivals. Act iii. Sc. 3.
4673
    Too civil by half.
          The Rivals. Act iii. Sc. 4.
4674
    Our ancestors are very good kind of folks; but they are the last people I should choose to have a visiting acquaintance with.
          The Rivals. Act iv. Sc. 1.
4675
    No caparisons, miss, if you please. Caparisons don’t become a young woman.
          The Rivals. Act iv. Sc. 2.
4676
    We will not anticipate the past; so mind, young people,—our retrospection will be all to the future.
          The Rivals. Act iv. Sc. 2.
4677
    You are not like Cerberus, three gentlemen at once, are you?
          The Rivals. Act iv. Sc. 2.
 

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