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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Pin
 
I do not set my life at a pin’s fee.
        Shakespeare.—Hamlet, Act I. Scene 4.
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Himself I hold at a hair’s worth.
        Homer.—The Iliad, Bk. 9. Line 446. (Lord Derby.) Achilles scorning the offer of Agamemnon.
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        See, a pin is there,
A pin a-day will fetch a groat a-year.
        King.—Art of Cookery, Line 404.
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Pin a dishclout to his tail.
        Swift.—Mary’s Letter to Dr. Sheridan.
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