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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
Queen Elizabeth
  A good face is the best letter of recommendation.  1
  Chastity is the ermine of woman’s soul.  2
  Cowards falter, but danger is often overcome by those who nobly dare.  3
  For me it will be enough that a marble stone should declare that a queen, having reigned such a time, lived and died a virgin.  4
  I pluck up the good lissome herbs of sentences by pruning, eat them by reading, digest them by musing, and lay them up at length in the high seat of memory.  5
  It is good to jest, but not to make a trade of jesting.  6
  O Fortune, how thy restless, wavering state has fraught with cares my troubled wit!  7
  The sea, as well as the air, is a free and common thing to all; and a particular nation cannot pretend to have the right to the exclusion of all others, without violating the rights of nature and public usage.  8
  They best pass over the world who trip over it quickly; for it is but a bog. If we stop, we sink.  9

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