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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Confound
 
The attempt and not the deed, confounds us.
        Shakespeare.—Macbeth, Act II. Scene 2. (Lady Macbeth.)
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        If ever fearful
To do a thing, when I the issue doubted,
Whereof the execution did cry out
Against the non-performance; ’twas a fear
Which oft infects the wisest.
        Shakespeare.—Winter’s Tale, Act I. Scene 2. (Camillo to Leontes.)
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