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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Treason
 
For while the treason I detest,
The traitor still I love.
        Hoole’s Metastatio.—Romulus and Hersilia, Act I. Scene 5.
  1
I love the fruit that treason brings,
But those that are the traitors, them I hate.
        Anonymous.—Selimus, an Old Play.
  2
He that loves the treason hates the traitor.
        Quarles.—Enchiridion, 4.
  3
Yet always pity where I can,
Abhor the guilt, but mourn the man.
        Cotton.—To the Reader.
  4
        Let them call it mischief;
When it is past, and prosper’d, ’twill be virtue.
        Ben Jonson.—Catiline, Act III. Scene 3.
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  [Resolution is the name given to successful treason and rebellion.—Riley’s Class. Dict. 348; hence the English epigram—
  Treason does never prosper: what’s the reason?
  Why, when it prospers, none dare call it treason.
    Sir John Harrington.]
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