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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Temperance
 
On morning wings how active springs the mind
That leaves the load of yesterday behind!
How easy every labour it pursues!
        Pope.—Book II. Sat. II. Line 82.
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        If all the world
Should in a fit of temperance feed on pulse,
Drink the clear stream, and nothing wear but frieze,
The All-giver would be unthank’d, would be unpraised;
Not half his riches known, and yet despised;
And we should serve him as a grudging master,
As a penurious niggard of his wealth;
And live like nature’s bastards, not her sons.
        Milton.—Comus.
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