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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
  Poesy is of so subtle a spirit, that in pouring out of one language into another it will evaporate.  1
  Search not to find what lies too deeply hid; / Nor to know things whose knowledge is forbid.  2
  The reputation of virtuous actions past, if not kept up with an access and fresh supply of new ones, is lost and soon forgotten.  3
  Though gentle, yet not dull, / Strong without rage, without o’erflowing, full.  4
  We are ne’er like angels till our passion dies.  5
  What is new finds better acceptance than what is good or great.  6

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