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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
A cat may look at a king.
        Title of a Pamphlet. (Published 1652).
Lauk! what a monstrous tail our cat has got!
        Henry Carey—The Dragon of Wantley. Act II. Sc. 1.
  Mrs. Crupp had indignantly assured him that there wasn’t room to swing a cat there; but as Mr. Dick justly observed to me, sitting down on the foot of the bed, nursing his leg. “You know, Trotwood, I don’t want to swing a cat. I never do swing a cat. Therefore what does that signify to me!”
        Dickens—David Copperfield. Vol. II. Ch. VI.
Confound the cats! All cats—alway—
Cats of all colours, black, white, grey;
By night a nuisance and by day—
          Confound the cats!
        Orlando Thos. Dobbin—A Dithyramb on Cats.
The Cat in Gloves catches no Mice.
        Benj. Franklin—Poor Richard’s Almanac.
The cat would eat fish, and would not wet her feet.
        Heywood—Proverbs. Pt. I. Ch. XI.
  It has been the providence of nature to give this creature nine lives instead of one.
        Pilpay—Fable III.

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