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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
The iron tongue of midnight hath told twelve.
        Shakespeare.—Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act V. Scene 1. (Theseus.)
Great Nature’s well set clock in pieces took;
On all the springs and smallest wheels did look
Of life and motion; and with equal art
Made up again the whole of every part.
        Cowley.—The Davideis, Book I. Line 743.
The clock of his age had struck fifty-eight.
        Cellini.—Quoted by Disraeli in the First Vol. of his Cur. of Lit., page 99.
Haggard and hollow and wan, and without either thought or motion,
E’en as the face of a clock from which the hands have been taken.
Look at the clock.
        Barham.—Ingoldsby Legends.

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