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S. Austin Allibone, comp.  Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay.  1880.
  Every man of sense will agree with me, that singularity is laudable when, in contradiction to a multitude, it adheres to the dictates of conscience, morality, and honour. In these cases we ought to consider that it is not custom, but duty, which is the rule of action; and that we should be only so far sociable, as we are reasonable, creatures.
Joseph Addison: Spectator, No. 576.    
  Let those who would affect singularity with success first determine to be very virtuous, and they will be sure to be very singular.
Charles Caleb Colton.    
  Solitude and singularity can neither daunt nor disgrace him, unless we could suppose it a disgrace to be singularly good.
Robert South.    
  It is very commendable to be singular in any excellency, and religion is the greatest excellency: to be singular in anything that is wise and worthy is not a disparagement, but a praise.
John Tillotson.    

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