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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
          To all facts there are laws,
The effect has its cause, and I mount to the cause.
        Owen Meredith (Lord Lytton)—Lucile. Pt. II. Canto III. St. 8.
Causa latet: vis est notissima.
  The cause is hidden, but the result is known.
        Ovid—Metamorphoses. IV. 287.
Ask you what provocation I have had?
The strong antipathy of good to bad.
        Pope—Epilogue to Satires. Dialogue 2. L. 205.
Your cause doth strike my heart.
        Cymbeline. Act I. Sc. 6. L. 118.
    Find out the cause of this effect,
Or rather say, the cause of this defect,
For this effect defective comes by cause.
        Hamlet. Act II. Sc. 2. L. 101.
God befriend us, as our cause is just!
        Henry IV. Pt. I. Act V. Sc. 1. L. 120.
Mine’s not an idle cause.
        Othello. Act I. Sc. 2. L. 95.
Felix qui potuit rerum cognoscere causas.
  Happy the man who has been able to learn the causes of things.
        Vergil—Georgics. II. 490.

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