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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Balance
 
The doubtful beam long nods from side to side.
        Pope.—Rape of the Lock, Canto V. Line 73.
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        First he weigh’d
The pendulous round earth with balanced air,
In counterpoise, now ponders all events,
Battles and realms; in these he put two weights,
The sequel each of parting and of fight;
The latter quick up flew, and kick’d the beam.
        Milton.—Paradise Lost, Book IV. Line 999; Shenstone, Economy, Part I.; Churchill, Independence.
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