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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Clay
 
May I lie cold before that dreadful day,
Press’d with a load of monumental clay!
        Pope.—Homer’s Iliad, Book VI. Line 590.
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For ever will I sleep, while poor maids cry,
        “Alas! for pity stay,
        And let us die
With thee; men cannot mock us in the clay.”
        Beaumont and Fletcher.—The Captain.
  2
Ay; these look like the workmanship of Heaven,
This is the porcelain clay of human kind,
And therefore cast into these noble moulds.
        Dryden.—Don Sebastian, Act I. Scene 1.
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The precious porcelain of human clay.
        Byron.—Don Juan, Canto IV. Stanza 11.
  4
There let me sleep forgotten in the clay.
        Bruce.—Elegy written in Spring, Verse 23.
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