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S. Austin Allibone, comp.  Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay.  1880.
 
James Howell
 
  If one were to be worded to death, Italian is the fittest language.
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  The Frenchman is more generous in his proceedings, and not so full of scruples, reservations, and jealousies as the Spaniard, but deals more frankly.
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  Nature, the handmaid of God Almighty, doth nothing but with good advice, if we make researches into the true reason of things.
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  They who prink and pamper the body, and neglect the soul, are like one who, having a nightingale in his house, is more fond of the cage than of the bird.
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  Forced terms of art did much puzzle sacred theology with distinctions, cavils, and quiddities; and so transformed her to a mere kind of sophistry and logomachy.
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  Apelles used to paint a good housewife on a snail, to import that she was home-keeping.
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