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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
  Apt alliteration’s artful aid.  1
  Authors alone, with more than savage rage, / Unnatural war with brother authors wage.  2
  Be England what she will, / With all her faults she is my country still.  3
  But spite of all the criticising elves, / Those that would make us feel, must feel themselves.  4
  Childhood, who like an April morn appears, / Sunshine and rain, hopes clouded o’er with fears.  5
  Children of night, of indigestion bred.    Of dreams.  6
  Constant attention wears the active mind, / Blots out her powers, and leaves a blank behind.  7
  Fashion, a word which fools use, / Their knavery and folly to excuse.  8
  Fortune makes folly her peculiar care.  9
  If honour calls, where’er she points the way, / The sons of honour follow and obey.  10
  Knaves starve not in the land of fools.  11
  Learned without sense and venerably dull.  12
  Let ev’ry man enjoy his whim; / What’s he to me or I to him?  13
  Nature listening stood whilst Shakespeare play’d, / And wonder’d at the work herself had made.  14
  No crime is so great as daring to excel.  15
  No statesman e’er will find it worth his pains / To tax our labours and excise our brains.  16
  No two on earth in all things can agree; / All have some darling singularity.  17
  Those who would make us feel must feel themselves.  18
  With curious art the brain, too finely wrought, / Preys on herself, and is destroyed by thought.  19

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