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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Miscellaneous.
 
8251
    It may well wait a century for a reader, as God has waited six thousand years for an observer.
          John Kepler (1571–1630). Martyrs of Science (Brewster). P. 197.
8252
    Needle in a bottle of hay.
          Field (—— –1641): A Woman’s a Weathercock. (Reprint, 1612, p. 20.)
8253
    He is a fool who thinks by force or skill
To turn the current of a woman’s will.
          Samuel Tuke (—— –1673): Adventures of Five Hours. Act v. Sc. 3.
8254
    Laugh and be fat.
          John Taylor (1580?–1684). Title of a Tract, 1615.
8255
    Diamond cut diamond.
          John Ford (1586–1639): The Lover’s Melancholy. Act i. Sc. 1.
8256
    A liberty to that only which is good, just, and honest.
          John Winthrop (1588–1649): Life and Letters. Vol. ii. p. 341.
8257
    I preached as never sure to preach again,
And as a dying man to dying men.
          Richard Baxter (1615–1691): Love breathing Thank and Praise.
8258
    Though this may be play to you,
’T is death to us.
          Roger L’Estrange (1616–1704): Fables from Several Authors. Fable 398.
8259
    And there ’s a lust in man no charm can tame
Of loudly publishing our neighbour’s shame;
On eagles’ wings immortal scandals fly,
While virtuous actions are but born and die.
          Stephen Harvey (circa 1627): Juvenal, Satire ix.
8260
    May I govern my passion with absolute sway,
And grow wiser and better as my strength wears away.
          Walter Pope (1630–1714): The Old Man’s Wish.
 

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