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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Trifle
 
Think nought a trifle, though it small appear;
Small sands the mountain, moments make the year.
        Dr. Young.—Satire VI. Line 205.
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Come, gentlemen, we sit too long on trifles,
And waste the time, which looks for other revels.
        Shakespeare.—Pericles, Act II. Scene 3. (Simonides to the Knights.)
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A snapper-up of unconsidered trifles.
        Shakespeare.—Winter’s Tale, Act IV. Scene 2. (Autolycus.)
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        Trifles, light as air,
Are to the jealous confirmations strong
As proofs of holy writ.
        Shakespeare.—Othello, Act III. Scene 3. (Iago, after he has obtained the handkerchief.)
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