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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Excel
 
Born to excel, and to command!
As by transcendent beauty to attract
All eyes, so by pre-eminence of soul
To rule all hearts.
        Congreve.—Mourning Bride, Act I. Scene 2.
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She was formed to get the better of me in everything but respecting and esteeming you.
        Miss Kelly.—To Swift, Correspondence, p. 706, in Roscoe’s Life of Swift, Vol. II.
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