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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
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He loved his friends (forgive this gushing tear;
Alas! I feel I am no actor here.)
        Lyttleton.—Prologue to Thomson’s Coriolanus.
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As in a theatre, the eyes of men,
After a well-graced actor leaves the stage,
Are idly bent on him that enters next,
Thinking his prattle to be tedious;
Even so, or with much more contempt, men’s eyes
Did scowl on Richard; no man cried, God save him!
        Shakespeare.—King Richard II., Act V. Scene 2. (York to his Duchess.)
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