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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
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Honour thy parents to prolong thine end;
With them, though for a truth, do not contend:
Though all should truth defend, do thou lose rather
The truth awhile, than lose their love for ever:
Whoever makes his father’s heart to bleed,
Shall have a child that will revenge the deed.
        Randolph.
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With joy the parent loves to trace
Resemblance in his children’s face:
And, as he forms their docile youth
To walk the steady paths of truth,
Observes them shooting into men,
And lives in them life o’er again.
        Lloyd.—Arcadia, Scene 2.
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While active sons, with eager flame,
Catch virtue at their father’s name;
When full of glory, full of age,
The parent quits this busy stage,
What in the sons we most admire,
Calls to new life the honour’d sire.
        Lloyd.—Arcadia, Scene 2.
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Vulgar parents cannot stamp their race
With signatures of such majestic grace.
        Pope.—The Odyssey, Book IV. Line 75.
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