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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
We soonest lost what we most highly prize,
And with our youth our short-lived beauty dies.
        Roscommon.—Guarini’s Pastor Fido.
        It so falls out,
That what we have we prize not to the worth
Whiles we enjoy it; but being lack’d and lost,
Why then we rack the value; then we find
The virtue that possession would not show us
Whiles it was ours.
        Shakespeare.—Much Ado About Nothing, Act II. Scene 1. (The Friar to Leonato.)

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