|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
Ardent, and dire, spring from no petty cause.
Scott.Peveril of the Peak, Chap. XL., quoting Albion.
|Contention bold, with iron lungs,|
And Slander with her hundred tongues.
Ed. Moore.Selim the Persian.
|In this contention, it is difficult to say which party succeeded.|
|Contention is a hydras head; the more they strive the more they may: and as Praxiteles did by his glass, when he saw a scurvy face in it, brake it in pieces: but for that one he saw many more as bad in a moment.|
Burton.Anat. of Mel., Part II. Sec. 3. Mem. 7.
|Even as a broken mirror, which the glass|
In every fragment multiplies, and makes
A thousand images of one that was
The same, and still the more, the more it breaks.
Byron.Childe Harold, Canto III. Stanza 33, Page 61.