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S. Austin Allibone, comp.  Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay.  1880.
 
Sir Samuel Garth
 
  The critics of a more exalted taste may discover such beauties in the ancient poetry as may escape the comprehension of us pigmies of a more limited genius.
Sir Samuel Garth.    
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  Judgment without vivacity of imagination is too heavy, and like a dress without fancy; and the last without the first is too gay, and but all trimming.
Sir Samuel Garth.    
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  One is under no more obligation to extol everything he finds in the author he translates than a painter is to make every face that sits to him handsome.
Sir Samuel Garth.    
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  Several lines in Virgil are not altogether tunable to a modern ear.
Sir Samuel Garth.    
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