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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Singularity
 
        No two on earth in all things can agree;
All have some darling singularity:
Women and men, as well as girls and boys,
In gewgaws take delight, and sigh for toys,
Your sceptres and your crowns, and such like things,
Are but a better kind of toys for kings.
In things indifferent reason bids us choose,
Whether the whim’s a monkey or a muse.
Churchill.    
  1
  He who would be singular in his apparel had need have something superlative to balance that affectation.
Feltham.    
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  Let those who would affect singularity with success first determine to be very virtuous, and they will be sure to be very singular.
Colton.    
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