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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Patience
 
Patience is sorrow’s salve.
        Churchill.—Progress of Famine. Line 363.
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Like Patience, gazing on king’s graves, and smiling
Extremity out of act.
        Shakespeare.—Pericles, Act V. Scene 1.
  2
’Tis for me to be patient; I am in adversity.
        Shakespeare.—Comedy of Errors, Act IV. Scene 4.
  3
As patient as the female dove
When that her golden couplets are disclosed.
        Shakespeare.—Hamlet, Act V. Scene 1.
  4
Patience, and shuffle the cards.
        Cervantes.—Don Quixote.
  5
On one hand ever gentle Patience sat,
On whose calm bosom I reclined my head;
And on the other silent Contemplation.
        Lillo.—Fatal Curiosity, Act I. Scene 2.
  6
She pined in thought
And, with a green and yellow melancholy,
She sat, like Patience on a monument,
Smiling at grief.
        Shakespeare.—Twelfth Night, Act II. Scene 4.
  7
’Tis hard: but patience must endure,
And soothe the woes it cannot cure.
        Francis’ Horace.—Ode XXIV. Book I. Line 31.
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How poor are they that have not patience!
What wound did ever heal but by degrees?
        Shakespeare.—Othello, Act II. Scene 3.
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