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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
Sir Henry Wotton
        How happy is he born or taught,
  That serveth not another’s will;
Whose armor is his honest thought
  And simple truth his utmost skill!
        Lord of himself, though not of lands;
And having nothing, yet hath all.
        You meaner beauties of the night,
  That poorly satisfy our eyes
More by your number than your light;
  You common people of the skies,—
  What are you when the moon shall rise?
  An itch of disputing will prove the scab of churches.  4
  I am but a gatherer and disposer of other men’s stuff.  5
  Idle time not idly spent.  6
  Now all nature seemed in love, and birds had drawn their valentines.  7

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