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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Sport
 
’Tis the sport to have the engineer
Hoist with his own petar.
        Shakespeare.—Hamlet, Act III. Scene 4. (Counterplotting his Uncle’s designs.)
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        Detested sport,
That owes its pleasures to another’s pain.
        Cowper.—The Task, Book III. Line 326.
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It is the first time that ever I heard breaking of ribs was sport for ladies.
        Shakespeare.—As You Like It, Act I. Scene 2. (Touchstone to Le Beau.)
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