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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
 
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  Custom does often reason overrule, / And only serves for reason to the fool.  1
  Envy is a passion so full of cowardice and shame, that nobody ever had the confidence to own it.  2
  Here lies our sovereign lord the king, / Whose word no man relies on; / He never says a foolish thing, / Nor ever does a wise one.    On Charles II.’s chamber-door.  3
  It is a very good world to live in, / To lend, or to spend, or to give in; / But to beg, or to borrow, or to get a man’s own, / It is the very worst world that ever was known.  4
  Kindness has resistless charms; / All things else but weakly move; / Fiercest anger it disarms, / And clips the wings of flying love.  5
 
 
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