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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Success
 
’Tis not in mortals to command success,
But we’ll do more, Sempronius: we’ll deserve it.
        Addison.—Cato, Act I. Scene 1.
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What, though success will not attend on all,
Who bravely dares must sometimes risk a fall.
        Smollet.—Advice, Line 207.
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And on a love-book pray for my success.
        Shakespeare.—Two Gentlemen of Verona, Act I. Scene 1. (Valentine to Proteus.)
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        Didst thou never hear,
That things ill got had ever bad success?
        Shakespeare.—King Henry VI., Part III. Act II. Scene 2. (The King to Clifford.)
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