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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Honest
 
An honest man, close-buttoned to the chin,
Broad cloth without, and a warm heart within.
        Cowper.—Epistle to Joseph Hill.
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If an honest man, Nature has forgot to labour it upon your countenance.
        Scott.—Peveril of the Peak, Chap. XL.
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        If he were
To be made honest by an act of parliament,
I should not alter in my faith of him.
        Ben Jonson.—The Devil is an Ass, Act IV. Scene 1.
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        Take note, take note, O world!
To be direct and honest is not safe.
        Shakespeare.—Othello, Act III. Scene 8. (Iago to the Moor.)
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An honest man’s the noblest work of God.
        Pope.—Essay on Man, Epistle IV. Line 247.
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Auld Ayr, wham ne’er a town surpasses
For honest men and bonnie lassies.
        Burns.—Tam O’Shanter.
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        Athol’s honest men,
And Athol’s bonnie lassies.
        Burns.—Petition of Bruar Water.
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