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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Magistrates
 
Let discipline employ her wholesome arts;
Let magistrates alert perform their parts,
Not skulk or put on a prudential mask,
As if their duty were a desperate task;
Let active laws apply the needful curb,
To guard the peace that riot would disturb,
And liberty, preserved from wild excess,
Shall raise no feuds for armies to suppress.
        Cowper.—Table Talk, Line 311.
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Slack in discipline—more prompt
To avenge than to prevent the breach of law.
        Cowper.—The Task, Book I. The Sofa, Line 730.
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