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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Good
 
        Oh, Sir! the good die first,
And they whose hearts are dry as summer’s dust
Burn to the socket.
        Wordsworth.—The Excursion, Book I. Page 21.
  1
Are you good men and true?
        Shakespeare.—Much Ado About Nothing, Act III. Scene 1. (Dogberry to his Men.)
  2
Warm in the glorious interest you pursue,
And, in one word, a good man and a true.
        Prior.—To Harley, and see Francis’ Horace, Book I. Epistle 9; Pope’s Odyssey, Book XIV. Line 392.
  3
They led me to a good man and a wise.
        Prior.—To Harley.
  4
When Fortune means to men most good,
She looks upon them with a threat’ning eye.
        Shakespeare.—King John, Act III. Scene 4. (Pandulph to Lewis.)
  5
There is some soul of goodness in things evil,
Would men observingly distil it out.
        Shakespeare.—Henry V., Act IV. Scene 1. (The King to Gloster.)
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He has more goodness in his little finger
Than you have in your whole body.
        Swift.—Mary’s Letter to Dr. Sheridan.
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Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame.
        Pope.—Epilogue to Sat., Dialogue I. Line 136.
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Pretending public good to serve their own.
        Dryden.—Absalom and Achitophel, Part I. Line 497.
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If the motive right were understood,
His daily pleasure is in doing good.
        Gay.—Epistle IV.; Dr. Young, Sat. V. Line 353.
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Hard was their lodging, homely was their food,
For all their luxury was doing good.
        Garth.—Claremont, Line 148.
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Now, at a certain time, in pleasant mood,
He tried the luxury of doing good.
        Crabbe.—Tales of the Hall, Book III.; Goldsmith, The Traveller, Line 22.
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        Good, the more
Communicated, more abundant grows.
        Milton.—Paradise Lost, Book V. Line 71.
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Good-morrow to you both.
        Shakespeare.—King Lear, Act II. Scene 4. (Lear to Cornwall and Regan.)
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If they do, good-night to our good days.
        Geo. Chapman.—The Widow’s Tears, Act I. Scene 1.
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Good-morrow to your night-cap.
        O’Keefe.—The Poor Soldier, Act I. Scene 1.
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To all, to each, a fair good-night,
And pleasing dreams, and slumbers light.
        Scott.—Marmion, L’Envoy.
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