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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Critic
 
I am nothing if not critical.
        Shakespeare.—Othello, Act II. Scene 1. (Iago to Desdemona.)
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Blame where you must, be candid where you can,
And be each critic the good-natured man.
        Goldsmith.—Epi. to “Good-natured man.”
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Ah, ne’er so dire a thirst of glory boast,
Nor in the critic let the man be lost.
        Pope.—Essay on Criticism, Part II. Line 523.
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Critics indeed are valuable men,
But hyper-critics are as good again.
        Jas. Bramston.—The Man of Taste.
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Sleeping, talking, and laughing, are qualities sufficient to furnish out a critic.
        Swift.—Sermon 10.
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He wreathed the rod of criticism with roses.
        Disraeli.—On Bayle.
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But his hand drops no flowers.
        Disraeli.—Curiosities of Lit. Vol. I. Page 15. (Comparing Le Clerc with Bayle.)
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Who high in letter’d reputation sit,
And hold, Astrea-like, the scales of wit.
        Churchill.—The Apology, Line 11.
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