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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
  It’s grand, and you canna expect to be baith grand and comfortable.
        Barrie—Little Minister. Ch. 10.
  They have most satisfaction in themselves, and consequently the sweetest relish of their creature comforts.
        Matthew Henry—Commentaries. Psalm XXXVII.
Is there no balm in Gilead?
        Jeremiah. VIII. 22. “Is there no treacle in Gilead?”—Version from the “Treacle Bible.” (1568). Spelled also “truacle” or “tryacle” in the Great Bible (1541), Bishops’ Bible (1561).
Miserable comforters are ye all.
        Job. XVI. 2.
From out the throng and stress of lies,
From out the painful noise of sighs,
One voice of comfort seems to rise:
“It is the meaner part that dies.”
        Wm. Morris—Comfort.
Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
        Psalms. XXIII. 4.
And He that doth the ravens feed,
Yea, providently caters for the sparrow,
Be comfort to my age!
        As You Like It. Act II. Sc. 3. L. 43.
That comfort comes too late;
’Tis like a pardon after execution;
That gentle physic, given in time, had cur’d me;
But now I am past all comforts here, but Prayers.
        Henry VIII. Act IV. Sc. 2. L. 119.

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