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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
Society is now one polished horde,
Formed of two mighty tribes, the Bores and Bored.
        Byron—Don Juan. Canto XIII. St. 95.
  The bore is usually considered a harmless creature, or of that class of irrational bipeds who hurt only themselves.
        Maria Edgeworth—Thoughts on Bores.
Got the ill name of augurs, because they were bores.
        Lowell—A Fable for Critics, L. 55.
L’ennui naquit un jour de l’uniformité.
  One day ennui was born from uniformity.
That old hereditary bore,
The steward.
        Rogers—Italy. A Character. L. 13.
Again I hear that creaking step!—
  He’s rapping at the door!
Too well I know the boding sound
  That ushers in a bore.
        J. G. Saxe—My Familiar.
He says a thousand pleasant things,—
  But never says “Adieu.”
        J. G. Saxe—My Familiar.
          O, he’s as tedious
As is a tir’d horse, a railing wife;
Worse than a smoky house; I had rather live
With cheese and garlic in a windmill, far,
Than feed on cates, and have him talk to me,
In any summer-house in Christendom.
        Henry IV. Pt. I. Act III. Sc. I. L. 159.

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